The Arroyo Grande High girls tennis team had just one team left to beat as the first half of PAC 7 play wound to a close Thursday.
And with a 14-4 defeat of newcomer St. Joseph, in its first year transitioning from the Los Padres League, the Eagles (10-0, 6-0 PAC 7) kept their perfect record intact and established themselves as the lone frontrunner for the conference title.
“We were able to capitalize on the big points and continued to close out sets once we had grabbed the edge,” Arroyo Grande coach Lori Hollister said. “I’m just incredibly proud of this entire group of girls.”
The Eagles took eight of nine singles sets with top two players Mia McKinstry and Lauren Hayashi winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1, 6-3, respectively. Caitlin Milich won two of three singles sets for Arroyo Grande.
In doubles, Christine Noe and Whitney Boquet won two out of three sets for St. Joseph (4-2 PAC 7), which could have prompted a three-way in the standings between itself, the Eagles and San Luis Obispo with a victory.
The team of Stephani Domako and Amber Domako swept three doubles sets, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5, for Arroyo Grande. Teammates Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood won two of three sets.
San Luis Obispo 15, Pioneer Valley 3
Abigail Will won two singles sets for the Tigers (6-2, 5-1 PAC 7).
Maddie Hansen and Randi Lee, the Tigers’ top doubles team, won all three of their sets 6-1.
Atascadero 13, Coast Union 5
The Broncos (1-6) continue to struggle.
Both Alex Zaragoza and Rubi Martinez each won two matches for Coast Union.
Miriam Schwalm, a German exchange student at Coast Union, played in singles for the first time and was able to pull out a win. She has been playing doubles for most of the year.
Santa Ynez 12, Templeton 6
Erin Roberts lost her opening set 6-1 and came back to win the others 6-0, 6-3.
Danelle Grassi and Katie Anselmi were the other singles winners for Templeton. The doubles teams of Shelby Baumgardner and Nicole Roberts, and Shauna Parker and Vivienne Radtke also won one set apiece.
Righetti 10, Paso Robles 8
Maria Petiy won three singles sets for the Bearcats (4-4, 1-4 PAC 7).
The Righetti doubles tandem of Laura Wong and Lauren Nguyen swept three sets to secure the Warriors’ victory.
Santa Maria 11, Morro Bay 7
Megan Hansen dropped just one game in sweeping three singles sets for the Pirates (3-4, 2-4 LPL).
Cabrillo 13, Nipomo 5
Tessa Underwood won two sets for the Titans (1-10, 1-5 LPL), while Lauren Kueffler, Bianca Grant and Angela Kubota won a set each.
San Luis Obispo 3, Righetti 0
The Tigers remained unbeaten in league play with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-8 road win.
Beth Hoyt had 14 kills and 15 digs for San Luis Obispo (15-4, 5-0 PAC 7), while Kennedy Peters had 39 assists.
Linnea Ramirez, who had 15 digs for the Tigers, who decisively put Righetti away in the third game.
“We kept our balls in play in the third game,” San Luis Obispo coach Manny Carter said. “And we cleaned up some of the service errors from the first games.”
Paso Robles 3, St. Joseph 0
The Bearcats swept 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 at home.
Tess Rountree had a match-high 15 kills to go along with four blocks and 11 digs for Paso Robles (4-1 PAC 7).
Molly Donovan added nine kills and three blocks, while Emily Cone had six kills and two blocks.
Atascadero 3, Pioneer Valley 0
The Greyhounds got a 25-13, 25-11, 25-23 home win.
Mary Kate Evans and Brianna Norlock had eight kills apiece, with Evans adding two blocks.
Haley Ogden dished out 24 assists for Atascadero (3-3 PAC 7).
Santa Ynez 3, Templeton 0
The Eagles dropped a 25-13, 25-10, 25-19 decision at home.
Natalie Maloney had 31 digs for Templeton (4-5, 2-3 LPL), while Jeanine Madson had seven kills and Natalie Madson added six.
Coast Union 3, Shandon 0
The Broncos got a 27-25, 25-14, 25-20 home win to remain unbeaten in the Coast Valley League.
Sophie Flemion had a match-high nine aces to go along with a team-best 26 assists for Coast Union (6-4, 5-0).
“It was a tight game in game one,” Broncos coach Pam Kenyon said. “Getting a win there was definitely key to the evening.”Roxy Mertens and Katelyn Lorenz had six kills apiece for Coast Union.
Coastal Christian 3, Maricopa 0
The Conquerors won 25-12, 25-17, 25-23 in Maricopa.
Leslie Henry had 23 kills and four blocks for Coastal Christian (5-1, 4-1 CVL), while Grace Napier added 16 kills.
JoAnne Lindstaedt dished out 47 assists for the Conquerors.
Orcutt Academy 3, North County Christian 0
The Crusaders (3-8, 1-4 CVL) fell 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.
Jessica Yoshida had 20 digs for North County Christian, while Cheyenne Ricks had 12 assists.
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Paso Robles 12, St. Joseph 7
Austin McCall had a game-high five goals to lead the Bearcats (7-9, 3-2 PAC 7).
Spencer Silva scored three, and Zane Harvey added two for Paso Robles, which struggled at times against St. Joseph’s defense.
“St. Joe had a very good defensive scheme,” Paso Robles coach Duane McRoy said. “(Knights goalie) Nolan Cruz kept them in the game with his good positioning. We had 25 shooting attempts but he was a big difference in keeping them in the game.”
Tyler Dukes made a game-high 12 saves for the Bearcats.
Righetti 19, San Luis Obispo 6
The Tigers (2-3 PAC 7) were never able to stop the Warriors’ offense until the fourth quarter, when it was too late.
Righetti jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 11-2 by halftime.
Jackson Allison was the only Tiger with multiple goals with three.
Santa Ynez 212, Nipomo 245, Cabrillo 255, Lompoc 285, Morro Bay 315
Kristen Henno shot a tournament-low 37 to lead the Pirates to victory at the nine-hole Los Padres League Tournament hosted by Nipomo. Santa Ynez was led by Maddison Shean, who shot a 39 and Sarah Sanger with a 42.
The host Titans saw their best performance come from Courtney Cuzick, shooting a 45.
Jennifer Baltmore led Morro Bay with a 58.
Righetti 191/207, St. Joseph 211/226, Paso Robles 235/253, Arroyo Grande 239/266, San Luis Obispo 245/270, Atascadero 271/289, Pioneer Valley 295/289
Righetti and St. Joseph both set personal best team scores, and Paso Robles posted a CIF-Southern Section qualifying score at the PAC 7 Girls Golf Tournament at Rancho Maria.
While the girls played 18 holes, the tournament was split into two rounds of nine with the par on the front nine at 35 and back nine 38.
The medalists were Mareon Smit and Makayla Mier of Righetti. Smit had a 34 in the opening round, and Mier put up a 36 in the second.
Placing third, Paso Robles had its best play from Ashley Levanduski, shooting a 38 and 49, Tori Sepulveda, 46 and 46, and Kim Bergin 46 and 48.
In the first round, Arroyo Grande shot a season- best 239, led by Nikki Furnari with a 46. Ramie Castilleja and Anna Zhang both had a 48 in the opening round.
San Luis Obispo got solid play from Katelyn Guy, who carded a 46 and a 48, and Gillian Johnson, who shot a 44 and 49. Atascadero’s best players were Corie Bruno with a 52 and 57 and Taylor Gaminde with a 53 and 56.