KLAMATH FALLS — Led by No. 1 singles standout Rox Rogers, the Ashland High boys tennis team rolled to a 6-0 win on the road over Klamath Union on Friday afternoon.
Rogers, who was a Class 5A state finalist as a junior last season, didn’t drop a game in his win over KU’s No. 1 singles player, Gerald Yang.
The Grizzlies only had to come from behind in one of its six matches on the day, with Ivan Weblow winning back-to-back sets 6-3 and 10-5, respectively, to beat Beau Stocke in the No. 3 singles.
Ashland faces Marist at 1 p.m. this afternoon.
SINGLES: Rox Rogers, A, d. Gerald Yang, 6-0, 6-0; Yize Yuan, A, d. Josh Gaede, 6-0, 6-0; Ivan Weblow, A, d. Beau Stocke, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5.
DOUBLES: Gabe Dreyer-Simon DiRienzo, A, d. Michael Ferns-Gavin Conamenty, 6-2, 6-4; Charlie Burr-Artem Fischer, A, d. Max McAtee-Brandon Von Meter, 6-0, 6-3; Simon Cropper-Adrian Rennie, A, d. Jacob McGomole-Dylan Petit, 6-3, 6-3.
PREP GIRLS TENNIS
ASHLAND 5, KLAMATH UNION 3: At Ashland, Ashland claimed its second straight close victory in the span of four days by edging Klamath Union in a home win.
After splitting the four doubles matchups two apiece, the Grizzlies were able to come out victorious in three of the four doubles matches to claim the overall team victory.
With today’s regularly-scheduled doubleheader in Eugene against Churchill and Marist cancelled due to weather, Ashland will return to the court on Thursday, April 12, against South Medford.
SINGLES: Courtlyn Lam, KU, d. Lauren Croyle, 6-2, 6-0; Isabela Hozdevila, A, d. Faith Ann Brookshire, 6-1, 6-2; Cayden Henslee, KU, d. Grace Johnson, 8-2; Molly Bloom, A, Ellie Olsen, 8-1.
DOUBLES: Elyse Englesradtor-Mya Phelps, KU, d. Tia Wilhelm-Grace Smith, 6-4, 7-5; Jessicas Hitchcock-Zoe Zaph, A, d. Marina Conaughty-Katie Hartwell, 6-2, 6-0; Jackie Moran-Lyndsey Annen, A, d. Millie Coffman-Lily Hirengen, 8-2; Lara Rivera -Sienna Scoggin, A, d. Jordan Heaton-Ruby Charlton, 8-1.
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