Mason Hansen won 8-6 in singles to clinch a 10-8 victory in a super tiebreaker Monday, lifting San Luis Obispo High’s boys tennis team to victory over visiting Aliso Niguel in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinal match that lasted about four hours.
The two teams were tied 9-9, and still tied 75-75 in the game count before the match went to a super tiebreaker.
“This was epic,” San Luis Obispo coach Ken Peet said.
The Tigers advanced to meet either Wilson of Long Beach or Vista Murrieta in the semifinals Wednesday. The location will be determined by coin flip, Peet said.
Hansen won 6-3, 6-0, 6-0, then won his tiebreakers 7-5, 8-6, 7-0 to remain unbeaten in the postseason.
San Luis Obispo’s No. 2 doubles team, Luke Iunker and Noah Cleere, won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 before claiming their tiebreakers, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4.
The Tigers’ No. 1 doubles team, Josh Milla and Scott Hicks, won two of three sets in regulation before sweeping their tiebreakers, 7-5, 7-4, 7-4.
Hansen helped the Tigers rally from a 4-2 deficit after the first round.
“He led the way for us,” Peet said.
San Luis Obispo reached the quarterfinal round with a 12-6 win over Buckley on Wednesday and a 10-8 upset of Valencia on Friday.
CIF-Southern Section Northern Division
Arroyo Grande’s Mitch Martin shot 2-over-par 74 in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division individual regional at River Ridge in Oxnard to qualify for next week’s section final at La Purisima in Lompoc. Martin was the lone PAC 7 golfer to advance, with the cut being 77.
Atascadero’s Tristan Ioppini carded 79. San Luis Obispo’s Grady Smith, Adam Zakaria and Michael Zakaria each shot 80, followed by San Luis Obispo’s Kyle Kaminski and Nipomo’s Adam Burrolla at 82.
Martin, who has signed to play golf at Cal Poly, was the medalist at last week’s Central Coast tournament.
He shot a 3-under 69 at Cypress Ridge to lead the Eagles to victory at the 15-team tourney.