The San Luis Obispo High girls tennis team (8-1) suffered its first defeat of the season, falling 11-7 to San Marcos in what Tigers coach Gary Etheredge said was a closely contested match Friday in Santa Barbara.
“I knew a little about San Marcos (before we played),” Etheredge said. “I knew it would be a good test. We were very evenly matched.”
Kristy Kayatta and Abigail Will each won two singles matches for San Luis Obispo, which is undefeated in the PAC 7.
“It definitely helps us (in gaining an edge during conference matches) playing some of these tough Santa Barbara teams,” Etheredge said.
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The Tigers led 5-4 after singles play, but San Marcos won seven of the nine doubles matches.
Paso Robles 16, Mission Prep 2
Paso Robles swept six doubles matches in the nonleague win.
Jessica Shubbie and Katharine Redberg dropped just one game in each of their three doubles matches for the Bearcats (9-1).
Paso Robles’ Angelica Shubbie was the only singles player to go undefeated as she claimed three matches, including one by forfeit.