The Arroyo Grande High girls tennis team defeated San Luis Obispo 11-7 Wednesday afternoon, handing the Tigers their first league loss since 2004.
For the Eagles (7-0, 4-0 PAC 7), who are ranked No. 6 in Division 3 of the CIF-Southern Section, it was the first win over San Luis Obispo since 2002.
“This was huge,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said of snapping the streak. “Plain and simple, it was a lot of hard work.”
The Eagles took seven of nine sets in doubles, led by Courtney King and Maurisa Dominguez, who swept 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Taking two of three sets each were Stephanie Domako and Amber Domako (6-2, 2-6, 6-4) and Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood (6-1, 0-6, 6-1).
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In singles, Arroyo Grande’s Lauren Hayashi took two of three sets, 6-2, 0-6, 6-0.
“One of the other things that stood out today was our fitness level,” Hollister said. “There were a lot of long matches today and we didn’t need to sub anyone out.
“We’ve had a consistent lineup. We’re strong from top to bottom — in singles and in doubles. We don’t have a weak link.”
San Luis Obispo (3-1, 2-1 PAC 7) is coming off a season in which it advanced to the Division 3 championship match.
“Streaks are nice, but they’re meant to be broken,” Tigers coach Gary Etheredge said. “More importantly is how we’re going to respond to this loss today.
“My hat’s off to Arroyo Grande. They outplayed us and they definitely deserved the match.”
Mission Prep Meet
Templeton junior Savannah Camacho got her fifth win of the season, taking the 3-mile girls race at Laguna Lake in 19 minutes, 8.93 seconds, well ahead of the runner-up, Mission Prep’s Karina Torres (20:54.32).
Templeton, the only complete girls team at the event, also got top-five showings from Cami Bernal (third at 21:22.11) and Ann Taylor (fourth, 22:17.92).
On the boys side, Templeton won with 30 points. Orcutt Academy was second with 48 points, Coast Union was third with 81 and Mission Prep fourth with 83.
The Eagles’ Bridge Eimon was third at 17:52.86, followed by teammates Matthew Murray (fourth, 18:32.76) and Nick Landry (fifth, 18:36.38).
BOYS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 9, San Luis Obispo 2
John Kullman made eight saves in goal to carry the Eagles (7-3, 3-1 PAC 7).
Kevin Meffert paced Arroyo Grande’s offense with three goals, and teammate Tanner Sandman added two.
Nipomo 14, Cabrillo 13
Marc Baker led Nipomo (5-3, 1-0 Los Padres League) with five goals on six shots, while Cole Holloway had four scores and Derek Seaman added three goals.
Kirk Wilenius made 12 saves in the win.
Mission Prep 3, Morro Bay 0
The Royals compiled 18 aces in sweeping 25-15, 25-10, 25-13.
Andrea Fernandez led Mission Prep (4-2) with nine kills, nine digs and three blocks, while Grace Ready added eight kills.
Sadie Casacca had eight of the Royals’ aces.
Santa Ynez 3, Coast Union 0
The Broncos (3-4) fell 25-4, 25-11, 25-14 in the nonleague match.
Sophie Flemion had 16 assists for Coast Union, while Katelyn Lorenz had six kills.