Eight Grizzlies brace for state tennis tourney

Two singles players and three doubles teams will represent Ashland High in the OSAA Class 5A boys and girls state tennis tournaments, which begin today at the Portland Tennis Center (boys) and Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton (boys).

Seniors Max Burt and Laurel Sager both will play first-round matches today in the singles tourneys, with Burt facing junior John Shotton of Crescent Valley and Sager taking on junior Hannah Anderson of Wilsonville. If Sager wins, she’ll face fourth-seeded Wilson freshman Maddie Samkutty in the second round.

In doubles action, the Ashland boys qualified their top two teams to state — Ian Murray and Carl Gorbett, plus Josh Harris and Grant Kahn. Murray and Gorbett will square off against Jordan Dowdle and Isaac Marshall of Sherwood in the second round, while the Harris-Kahn duo will face Jason Berney and Mason Browning of Cleveland in Round 2. Murray and Gorbett can earn a date with the No. 4-seeded team of Bo Hall and Liam Hall (Summit) should both teams advance to the quarterfinals.

Ashland’s top girls doubles team — freshmen Hannah Greenberg and River Davis — must wait to find out who they will play in the second round.

The state championship matches will be played Saturday. Brackets will be updated periodically at osaa.org.

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