Eli Whittle advanced to the final of the Boys 16s USTA Division in the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament after posting two wins for the Arroyo Grande High boys tennis team Saturday.
Whittle started off the day with a win over Fabian Schaefer from Ventura 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8), and then defeated Michael Genender from Los Angeles 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the division semifinals.
That gave Whittle a shot in the championship, where he’ll play third-seeded Nikolas Ramadan from San Clemente today.
Representing the girls team, Sophie Whittle defeated Casey Lee Emery from Ventura 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the Girls 14s USTA Division quarterfinals, before falling to top-seeded Dominique Schaefer from Ventura 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinals.
St. Ignatius 4, San Luis Obispo 3; San Luis Obispo 7, Amador Valley 2
The Tigers (15-4) fell to St. Ignatius, but upended Amador Valley in San Luis Obispo’s three-team tournament.
The games were makeups after San Luis Obispo’s tournament earlier this month was rained out.
In the first game, St. Ignatius broke a 3-3 tie with a double in the top of the eighth to score the winning run.
Trevor MacLeod had two hits with a double and two runs scored, and Davis Casciola also had two hits with a double for the Tigers.
San Luis Obispo’s Sean Maguire pitched seven innings for the loss, giving up four runs, eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
In the second game, Jake Niezen threw six innings to grab the win, allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts for the Tigers.
San Luis Obispo’s Casciola had two hits with a double, and MacLeod had a double and two RBI. Marco Mario and Sinjin Todd also had two hits each for the Tigers.
Arroyo Grande 7, Pioneer Valley 5
Mike Fisher had two doubles and two RBI, Cameron Petetit had two hits, and the Eagles (9-10, 6-6 PAC 7) defeated the Panthers.
Arroyo Grande’s Gavin Smith struck out six and gave up 12 hits in six innings.
Mission Prep 2, Villanova Prep 0
Anthony Bosshardt struck out eight and gave up two hits in the complete-game win for the Royals (8-14).
Mission Prep’s George Hindmarsh had two hits and an RBI.
Templeton 3, Nipomo 2
On Friday, Evan Peterson threw a complete game and gave up four hits in the Eagles’ win.
Alex Kotheimer hit an RBI triple for Templeton (15-3, 8-1 LPL) to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning.
Tyler Kollmann also had a double for the Eagles, which remain atop the LPL.
Luke Shurtleff had a double for the Titans (10-6, 6-3 LPL).
Crescenta Valley Tournament
The Eagles won two matches to get to the championship game of the gold division but fell to Verdugo Hills in the final 25-18, 25-21.
Arroyo Grande (11-1) started the day by defeating Pasadena Poly 25-21, 25-16, and then defeated Oaks Christian 28-26, 25-16 in the division semifinal.
Tanner Howard was named to the all-tournament team after posting 31 digs in the tournament, and Jack Empey had a total of 137 assists.
GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING
PAC 7 League preliminaries
Arroyo Grande’s Amelia Schachter had the fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley and was a part of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams for the Eagles that also posted the fastest times to qualify for Wednesday’s finals.
She finished the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 15.30 seconds. The 200 medley relay team finished in 1:57.39, and the 400 freestyle relay clocked 3:48.60.
Paso Robles’ Ryan Springer had the fastest times in the 200 freestyle (54.64), and the 50 freestyle (25.36).
The boys preliminaries were Friday.