There is a new pecking order atop PAC 7 girls tennis.
After two years of falling to teammate Abigail Will in the league’s individual final, San Luis Obispo High’s Tori Troesch beat Will 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to win her first league championship at the Santa Maria Country Club.
Troesch beat No. 5 seed Mia McKinstry of Arroyo Grande 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final, while Will dispatched Eagles freshman and No. 3 seed Lauren Hayashi 6-1, 6-2.
Hayashi beat McKinstry to finish third in the league. She will be the first alternate if Troesch or Will are unable to compete in the individual playoffs.
With no San Luis Obispo County teams still alive after the initial three rounds of play, No. 7 seed Frankie Eszes and Paige Jaeckels of St. Joseph won the doubles title.
Los Padres League final
Nipomo’s Tess Underwood advanced to the CIF-Southern Section individual playoffs after finishing second in the league individual tournament.
Underwood beat Ashala Martin of Lompoc 8-2 in the first round, Morro Bay’s Megan Hansen 8-6 in the quarterfinals and Magdalena Sabikova 6-7 (0), 6-4, 7-1 in the semifinal to advance to the final.
Underwood, who was seeded fifth, fell to Emily Ineman of Santa Ynez 6-3, 6-2 in the final but ensured a playoff berth with a final-round appearance.
“She’s had an improving performance over the season,” Nipomo coach Jim Fisher said of Underwood. “It reached its ultimate height today with reaching the finals.”