Atascadero’s Devin and Kyle Barber, who won the PAC 7 doubles title, won three matches Friday at the CIF-Southern Section individual finals to advance to next week’s final 16 in Seal Beach.
The Barbers defeated a team from Lakewood 6-1, 6-4, defeated Oaks Christian’s top team 6-0, 6-0 and then upset the top-seeded overall duo from Santa Barbara 6-4, 6-4.
“It feels great to come back and be where we were last year, and I am ready to play some more tennis, Atascadero’s Kyle Barber said.The Barbers will be the only players from the Central Coast playing in next week’s final 16.
“ I pretty much wouldn’t want to win with anybody other then my brother. We calm each other down and it feels good to be where we could have been last year,” Devin Barber said.
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Arroyo Grande freshman Eli Whittle won his first two singles matches before falling in the third round.
“I am really proud of Eli. He had an outstanding year and is going to improve as the years go on,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said.
For San Luis Obispo, James Campbell lost his only singles match to Bryce Beisswanger of Viewpoint 6-1, 6-1, and the doubles team of Peter Anguelo and Robbie Milla lost 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 to Ethan Lopez and Trent Lopez of Oxnard.
Mission Prep's softball season is over
Second-seeded Riverdale scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning and kept the momentum going in an 11-0 win over 10th-seeded Mission Prep (11-7) in the CIF-Central Section Division V softball quarterfinals.
Ally Kersthold, Bri Harvey and Amanda Souchek each had singles for Mission Prep, accounting for all three of the Royals’ hits.
“This was the best team we have ever had, and it was a great season. We had good athletes from top to bottom,” Mission Prep coach Marshall Ochylsky said.