Arroyo Grande High junior Sophie Whittle defeated Alyssa McKenzie of La Cañada 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Tuesday to advance to the round of 16 in the CIF-Southern Section Individual Finals in Whittier.
Whittle, a three-time PAC 7 singles champion, prevailed in a match that lasted 31⁄2 hours. McKenzie was rated the No. 22 player in Southern California prior to her defeat, and she was also the Rio Hondo League champion this season.
Whittle will play again today at 11 a.m. at the Seal Beach Tennis Center, and would play a quarterfinal match in the afternoon should she win in the morning.
Atascadero 71, Templeton 35
Robbie Berwick scored 14 points to lead the Greyhounds as they cruised to a season-opening victory over the Eagles.
Atascadero blew open a close game at the half by outscoring Templeton 27-9 in the third quarter.
Arroyo Grande 69, Nipomo 38
Carson Wack had a game-high 22 points and made six 3-pointers as the Eagles won their season opener over the visiting Titans.
Cobe Williams added 18 for Arroyo Grande, which led 36-13 at halftime.
Keanu Morrison had 12 points, and Curtis Schilling had eight for Arroyo Grande.
IsIah Ojeda led Nipomo with 11 points, and Luke Nickelson had 10.
Mission Prep 65, Pioneer Valley 26
Quinton Adlesh had 22 points, 10 steals and seven assists as the Royals rolled in their season opener at home.
Kerney Lane had 16 points, and Brandon Jones had 10 for Mission Prep.
Templeton 66, Atascadero 46
Mari Stewart had 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Eagles on the road in the season opener for both teams.
Autumn Russell had nine points and 10 rebounds for Templeton, which outscored Atascadero 33-20 in the second half. Marissa Torres and Megan Hattar each had 13 points.
Arroyo Grande 56, Nipomo 24
Ashlyn Herlihy had 17 points as the Eagles won in the season opener for both teams.
Hannah Angle had 11 points, and Olivia Galindo had 10 for Arroyo Grande, which led 32-13 at halftime.
Kylie Mendez led the Titans with 10 points.
Pioneer Valley 53, Mission Prep 36
After holding a four-point advantage midway through the second quarter, the Royals went cold offensively and fell in their season opener.
I’Raya Smith led Mission Prep (0-1) with 12 points.
San Luis Obispo 4, Cabrillo 2
The Tigers trailed 2-0 early and scored their first goal on a penalty kick by senior Lukas Holocher. Travis Caldwell earned the penalty kick.
The Tigers scored three goals in the second half — one by Willy Kirschner assisted by Ty Cooper, one by Peter Delkeskamp (unassisted) and another by Holocher, assisted by Jessee Barry.
Paso Robles 1, Nipomo 0
Luis Reyes had an unassisted goal from 25 yards out in the middle of the first half to lead the Bearcats on the road.
Juan Carlos Ruiz had four saves for Paso Robles (3-0).
Johann Ayala had eight saves for Nipomo (0-2).
Atascadero 1, Coast Union 0
Eduardo Zambrano scored off a cross from Josh McEwen in the second half to lead the Greyhounds in the first game of the season for both teams.
Arroyo Grande 3, Templeton 2
Miguel Fregoso, Hosonna Cassidy and Raul Munoz each had a goal and an assist as Arroyo Grande held off a late Templeton surge in the season opener for both teams.
Despite a 2-0 halftime deficit and an additional insurance goal, Templeton almost tied the score in the waning moments with two late goals.
Morro Bay 4, Mission Prep 2
Daniel Ramirez scored twice and added an assist to help the Pirates take a commanding 4-0 lead before a late charge from the Royals (0-1).
Miguel Garcia had a goal and two assists, and Joel Wilkie had a goal for Morro Bay (1-1).
Jorge Renteria had four saves in the first half for Coast Union, and Juan Leonardo had five saves in the second half.
San Luis Obispo 2, Cabrillo 0
Sydney Tamaki had unassisted goals in each half to lead the Tigers in the season opener at San Luis Obispo.
The Tigers held Cabrillo without a shot on goal.
Atascadero 7, Coast Union 0
Nique Mack had a hat trick to lead the Greyhounds in the season opener for both teams.
Rachel Andrada, Brittni Frace, Cass Cracker and Maia Mumford also scored for Atascadero.
Haley Ruggles had three saves in the first half, and Emily Johnson had five saves in the second half.
Arroyo Grande 5, Templeton 2
Brittni Van Horn struck first for Arroyo Grande in its season opener.
Jaylyn Schaefer capitalized on a Joe Graver assist to close the first half 2-0. Jane Summers, Mikayla Garcia, and Kiana Parker scored for Arroyo Grande (1-0) in the second half.
Morro Bay 2, Mission Prep 1
Emma Hotaling assisted on the first Pirates goal and scored the game winner after Emily Reforgiate equalized late in the second for the Royals (0-1).
Goalie Madelynn Martinez had nine saves for Morro Bay (1-0).
Kendra McKeague assisted on the Mission Prep goal.
Paso Robles 14, Nipomo 5
Shannon Rees scored four times to lead the Bearcats past the Titans.
Lauren Sowerby and Laileha Vermy each scored three goals, and Kelsey Lewis saved nine Nipomo (0-2) shots in the season opener for Paso Robles.