Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande advances to girls tennis quarterfinals

Eagles roll to 15-3 road win over Marymount

sports@thetribunenews.comNovember 9, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High School girls tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs Friday with a 15-3 win over Marymount in Los Angeles.

Sophie Whittle won 6-0, 6-0, 6-1, and Lauren Hayashi won 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 for the Eagles (18-1).

The doubles teams of Joanne Phung and Angelica Gagliano swept 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, and Hannah Angle and Elizabeth Michniuk won 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.

“This is the best overall performance we’ve had all season,” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said. “We came out very strong in the first round.”

The Eagles went 6-0 in the first round, which gave them the edge.

Singles player Melina Rogers, and the doubles team of Olivia Madison and Mekayla Landers, both dug deep to pull out of 3-0 deficits and win to complete Arroyo Grande’s sweep of the first round.

SLO falls to Martin Luther King, 16-2

Two of San Luis Obispo’s doubles teams pulled out wins to give Martin Luther King its first doubles losses in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.

Annaliese Lippold and Ivee Collins won 6-1 for the Tigers (16-6), and Lauren Hutkin and Caroline Burke won 6-4.

Righetti tops A.G. in water polo final

Arroyo Grande fell in the championship game of the Pac 7 boys water polo championships at home, 6-5 to Righetti. The Eagles had a 5-4 lead in the fourth quarter before the Warriors scored the winning goal with 3:18 left in the game. David Vitt had three goals in the championship.

“It was a hard-fought game. We were just on the wrong end of the scoreboard,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said.

The Eagles (21-8) beat San Luis Obispo 8-5 in the semifinal. Jack Empey had five goals and Clint Doucette had 17 saves on the day.

Emerson Trout had three goals for the Tigers in the semifinal. San Luis Obispo (18-10) beat Atascadero 14-10 in the third-place game.

Bo Crozier had three goals, and Garrett Perkins, Bardo Novotny, Tim Mass, Nick Eaton and Spencer LaVack had two goals each. Connor Troy had 16 saves between the games.

Dylan Linnenkamp scored seven goals in the third-place game for Atascadero (11-16). The Greyhounds lost in the semifinal to Righetti, 19-2. Scott Beraud had both of the goals for Atascadero.

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