Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande girls reach tennis quarterfinals

sports@thetribunenews.comNovember 3, 2012 

The Arroyo Grande High girls tennis team only gave up 13 games, rolling to an 18-0 victory over Oakwood on the road Friday to earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.

Sophie Whittle, Lauren Hayashi and Alex Mero each shut out their singles opponents 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 for the Eagles (18-1), who are ranked No. 2 in their division.

Arroyo Grande advances to Monday’s quarterfinal against Capistrano Valley. The Eagles will host the 2 p.m. match

“The girls displayed excellent composure and played consistent and focused points without letting up,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said. “They continue to exude great discipline, patience and perseverance on the court heading into Monday’s quarterfinals.”

Zoe Miller had a hand in a doubles sweep, teaming with Amber Domako for a 6-1, 6-0 win in two sets, then teaming with Angelica Gagliano to win the third set 6-0. Alexis Flood and Chelsea Pudwill swept their match 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, and Melina Rodgers and Joanne Phung won 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.


PAC 7 Tournament

Arroyo Grande (7-2) and Righetti (9-0) battled for the PAC 7 championship title, which the Warriors claimed with a 7-4 win. 

The teams were tied 2-2 at halftime, but Righetti took a 4-2 lead in the third quarter. The Warriors scored three goals to the Eagles’ two in the fourth quarter, ending the game 7-4. 

Devon Tomooka led the Righetti offense with three goals, Jeremy Grden scored twice, and Will Boerger and Keanu Martinez scored one apiece for the Warriors. Goalie Nathan Oh had eight saves for Righetti.

Jack Empey, Brock Johnson, Nick Chapman and Nick Valente each scored once for the Arroyo Grande. Eagles goalkeeper Chandler Mankins had 15 saves.

In the semifinals, Arroyo Grande defeated San Luis Obispo 16-3 and Righetti beat Paso Robles 13-2.

San Luis Obispo defeated Paso Robles 5-4 in the third-place final, and St. Joseph beat Atascadero 8-6 for fifth. 

The Greyhounds reached the fifth-place final by defeating Pioneer Valley 7-5. 

Dylan Linnenkamp and Andrew Sedley scored two goals, while David Hernandez and Blake Archibald each scored one for Atascadero in the win over Pioneer Valley. Goalie Matt Buckingham had 15 saves for Atascadero.

The CIF-Southern Section playoff pairings will be announced Sunday.

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