The Arroyo Grande High tennis team fell 16-2 to No. 1 seed Palm Desert in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 boys tennis playoffs Tuesday.
Eli Whittle, who claimed the PAC 7 singles title, lost his first set 6-4 before rallying for successive 6-1, 6-3 victories for the Eagles (18-2). They were the only two victories for Arroyo Grande on a day where the conditions were far from optimal.
“We did everything we could to prepare for this game,” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said. “It was extremely hot it was a very difficult day to adjust to the court. Balls were flying a lot quicker than normal out there.”
Arroyo Grande wraps up a season that featured a fifth straight PAC 7 team title and Whittle’s third straight PAC 7 singles championship.
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Whittle, along with Sean Hollister and the doubles team of Jordan Hayashi and Derek Lakowske, will compete in the CIF-Southern Section individual tournament starting Friday in Carpinteria.
“It’s been a terrific season,” Lori Hollister said. “I’m very proud of this team.”
Chaminade 6, Paso Robles 1
Tanner Berry had an RBI single in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the Bearcats (15-12) fell in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Paso Robles, which had just three hits, fell behind 4-0 after the second inning and could not recover.
Berry, Mac Stuart and Dakota Salazar each had a hit for the Bearcats.
Ontario Christian 9, Nipomo 5
Tanner Autrey had a two-run home run, Robbie Cano had an RBI triple but the Titans (12-9) fell in the wild-card round of Division 5 playoffs.Marc Baker had three hits, and Cole Holloway added three more for Nipomo.
Coast Union 7, California Military Institute 2
Quinten Raethke gave up two runs on two hits and struck out seven in the complete-game victory for the Broncos (8-10) in the wild-card round of the Division 7 playoffs.
Tommy Moreno had a three-run single in the top of the third that gave Coast Union the lead for good.
Raethke and Emony Godinez had two hits each for the Broncos, who will travel to Dunn for a first-round match up Friday.
Burbank 6, Arroyo Grande 1
Jill Compton gave up six runs, two earned, and struck out five and in the complete-game loss for the Eagles (18-10) in the wild-card round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs.
Chloe Pezza had a double, and Adrianna Ranjel had an RBI-single for Arroyo Grande.
Oak Park 2, Paso Robles 1
Jenna Wookey had an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Bearcats lost on the road in the wild-card round of the Division 3 playoffs.
Jenna Rogers, Megan Clarke and Kellie Reynolds had two hits apiece for Paso Robles.
Rogers gave up four hits and struck out three in the complete-game loss.
Morro Bay 8, Gabrielino 7
Jasmine Singh had three hits and two runs scored, and Jordan Martinez had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI to lead the Pirates to the win in the wildcard round of the Division 5 playoffs.
Allison Lamb had two hits and three RBI, and Michelle Cordova had three hits for Morro Bay.
Marissa Tabares gave up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits in the complete-game victory.
The Pirates play at Marlborough on Thursday.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has released the next set of names from two schools selected play in the Central Coast All-Star Game on June 2 at Atascadero High.
From Atascadero, offensive linemen Dylan Potter and Enoch Thompson, running back Deontae Barnes, defensive lineman Ryan De Busk, linebackers Adam Woodhull and Davis Cracknell, defensive back Logan Sprouse and wide receiver J.D. Mack will join Greyhounds head coach Vic Cooper on the North squad.
Templeton will be represented on the North team by offensive linemen Justin Aggson and Casey Dakin, defensive backs Cameron Silzer, Justin Frey, Brad Wright and James Ralston and tight end Zal Robles.
Eagles head coach Dan Loney will be the team’s special teams coordinator.