Grizz girls lose match to G. Pass; AHS golf team places second

Grants Pass won three of four singles matches en route to a 5-3 nonconference win over Ashland in a girls tennis dual meet Thursday at Hunter Park.

Eliana Poole picked up Ashland's lone singles win at the No. 4 spot, beating Cameron Fedorko convincingly, 6-0, 6-0. Ashland's Meris B nearly pulled out a win in the No. 3 singles match before falling to Vicky Zhu, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.

In doubles action, Ashland's No. 1 duo, Alison Claypool-Conrad and Laurel Sager defeated Emily Fuller and Alyssa Thornburg in a tough straight-setter, 7-5, 7-5. The Grizzlies also got a win in the No. 4 doubles spot out of Sarah Hammer and Ivory Wheeler.

The loss dropped the Grizzlies to 1-1 on the season after Tuesday's season-opening win over South Medford.

The Grizzlies are off until April 7, when they hit the road to take on South Medford.

Singles — Lea Ullrich, GP def. Emily Minasian, A 6-3, 6-0; Miranda Cruz, GP def. Morgan Carne, A 6-1, 6-0; Vicky Zhu, GP def. Meris B, A 6-3, 5-7, 6-1; Eliana Poole, A def. Cameron Fedorko, GP 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles — Alison Claypool-Conrad/Laurel Sager, A def. Emily Fuller/Alyssa Thornburg, GP 7-5, 7-5; Jacque Cox/Mikayla Morgan, GP def. Caroline Vernat/Abby Kollar, A 6-1, 7-6(3); Danit Hubbell/Ila Sturgess, A def. Cat Smith/Luz-Maria Flores, GP 6-3, 6-1; Sarah Hammer/Ivory Wheeler, GP def. Hailey Haines/Jennifer Fine, A 6-1, 7-5.

Girls Golf

Sadie Shelton shot a 114 to lead Ashland to a second-place showing at the five-school Crusader Opener at Centennial Golf Course in Medford on Thursday.

Aubrie Street was in a groove Thursday afternoon, carding 37s on each nine for a 2-over-par 74 and medalist honors.

"That's absolutely phenomenal, especially for this course," said St. Mary's coach James Joy.

Teammates Katie Wayman, runner-up with an 89, Moira Cain (92) and Cassandra Carothers (94) helped St. Mary's breeze to the team crown with a 349.

Ashland, behind Shelton, Willie Michiels (116) and Molly Harney (127), finished with 501.

ST. MARY'S (349) — Aubrie Street 37-37—74, Katie Wayman 44-45—89, Moira Cain 47-45—92, Cassandra Carothers 49-45—94.

ASHLAND (501) — Sadie Shelton 61-53—114, Willie Michiels 64-52—116, Molly Harney 65-62—127, Emily Cochran 73-71—144.

SOUTH MEDFORD (INC) — Ryan Cuthbertson 44-51—95, Kayla Anderson 55-41—96, Sara Milhollin 60-46—106.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (INC) — Megan Bosel 64-61—125, Monique Kladunski 69-65—134, Heather Huntley 78-70—148.

PHOENIX (INC) — Corrine Todak 67-75—142, Alishama Foster 101-87—188.

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