The Arroyo Grande High girls tennis team clinched the PAC 7 championship with a 15-3 road win over Paso Robles on Tuesday.
“Winning league was a big deal to (the team),” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said. “Now they’re looking forward to trying to finish the league undefeated.”
The Eagles clinched their first PAC 7 banner since 2002 and ended San Luis Obispo’s streak of six consecutive league titles.
Mia McKinstry, Caitlin Milich and Lauren Hayashi each swept two singles sets for Arroyo Grande, while Elizabeth Mero, Rachel Remillard and Karina Hromyak all added victories.
The doubles tandem of Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood swept three doubles sets for the Eagles.
Arroyo Grande will play St. Joseph on Thursday with a chance to finish unblemished in league play.
San Luis Obispo 10, St. Joseph 8
St. Joseph loaded up their doubles teams in an effort to counter the strength of San Luis Obispo singles, but the Tigers pulled out one doubles point to foil the upset bid.
The Tigers (10-5, 8-2) swept all nine sets in singles and picked up a lone doubles set from Coreen Owens and Lela Heza (6-2) to claim the victory to solidify second place in league ahead of the Knights.
Tori Troesch and Abigail Will swept easily in singles, but it was Lili Voisinet that coach Gary Etheredge said brought the win home.
“Lili played with a tremendous amount of heart,” he said. “She was the one they were hoping to win a singles point from. She wasn’t 100 percent, but played with a lot of heart to win all three.”
Righetti 9 (88), Atascadero 9 (79)
Righetti avenged a 10-8 loss to Atascadero (7-8, 3-8 PAC 7) earlier in the season by picking up an extra set and edging the Greyhounds in games won to take the match.
Atascadero’s Amber Petersen swept 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.
Allie Keefer and Rhiannon Dudley paired up in doubles to win two of three sets, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 7-5 for the Greyhounds.
Santa Maria 13, Nipomo 5
Tessa Underwood swept 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 to improve her league record to 22-8 on the year, but the Titans fell to 2-13 overall and 1-9 in the Los Padres League.
Morro Bay 16, Mission Prep 2
Joyce Lo and Lily Quirk swept their singles sets, and the Pirates (6-6) didn’t drop a singles set against Mission Prep.
Also winning two singles sets for Morro Bay was Katie Lockwood.
Sophie Seid and Ricquel Santos won two doubles sets for Mission Prep (0-12), and coach Scott Cleere praised the efforts of Maiya Clark in singles and Ellie Cattaneo and Sydney Rathjens in doubles.
Orcutt Academy 13, Coast Union 5
Coast Union lost to Orcutt Academy for the third time this year.
After losing to Orcutt Academy 17-1 and 16-2, Coast Union (4-8, 10-2) managed five set wins, two of which were from new players.
Nikki Anderson won two sets (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Morgan May pulled out her third set (0-6, 3-6, 6-4) to bring the Broncos closer.
Rubi Martinez also won two sets, 6-2, 6-3.
Atascadero 3, St. Joseph 1
The Greyhounds won 23-25, 30-28, 25-21, 25-22 to even their league record.
Kiah Featherstone (17 kills, 17 digs), Brianna Norlock (10 kills, 16 digs) and Haley Ogden (33 assists, 11 digs) had double-doubles for Atascadero (5-5 PAC 7).
“That second game helped to get some air back into us,” Greyhounds coach Trent Lunceford said. “We struggled all night, but we needed that second game. So we’re fortunate to have won because it was such a struggle.”
Paso Robles 3, Mission Prep 2
The Bearcats closed out Mission Prep 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 21-25, 15-13.
Tess Rountree had 21 kills, 18 digs, four aces and three blocks for Paso Robles, which held off the Royals’ upset bid.
“They serve really well and play good defense,” Paso Robles coach Terry Gutierrez said of Mission Prep.
Krista Broderick added 12 kills and 16 digs for the Bearcats (17-6), and Molly Donovan had 10 kills and two blocks.
The Royals (8-4) were led by Andrea Fernandez’s 12 kills, 15 digs and five blocks.
Templeton 3, Cabrillo 1
Down a game, and playing a must-win match on the road against second-place Cabrillo, Templeton decided to switch up the rotation.
“We made a couple of changes,” coach Jodi Kelly said. “They have a lot of height, so we put some bigger girls up front to make sure we could get some blocks and match up against what was hurting us.”
The switch paid off, and Templeton came back to win 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21 and jump a half-game ahead of Cabrillo in third place in the LPL.
Jeanine Madson had eight aces and eight kills, and Alyssa Price added four blocks and four kills. Natalie Madson added six kills.
Nipomo 3, Santa Maria 0
The Titans climbed above .500 in LPL play with a 25-16, 25-10, 25-12 home win.
Stephanie Persky had a match-high 11 kills for Nipomo (15-12), while Sarah Stahl added 18 digs.
Cristina Ozzimo had 28 assists and 10 digs for the Titans.
Shandon 3, Orcutt Academy 0
The Outlaws got a 25-11, 25-15, 27-25 league victory.
Karolina Rendon had five aces and seven digs for Shandon (7-5, 6-3 CVL), while Ashley DeBruler dished out 22 assists and had two aces.
Kayla Celis added eight kills and 10 digs for Shandon.
Coast Union 3, Cuyama Valley 0
The Broncos clinched at least a championship tie in the CVL with a 25-10, 25-8, 25-13 win.
Sophie Flemion had a match-high 12 kills and four aces for Coast Union (12-4, 10-0), while Nicky Ortiz and Roxy Mertens added five kills apiece.
“We’re still working on playing good volleyball on a consistent basis,” Broncos coach Pam Kenyon said. “Every day, we’re still working on things.”
Coastal Christian 3, North County Christian 0
Coastal Christian got a 25-14, 25-14, 25-18 win to stay alive in the CVL title chase.
Leslie Henry had six kills for Coastal Christian (10-2, 8-2 CVL), while JoAnn Lindstaedt added 17 assists and Koral Wright had 25 digs.
Cristy Scarson led the Crusaders (4-12, 2-8) with eight kills, and Jessica Lindquist added seven.
Cheyenne Ricks had 17 assists for North County Christian.
BOYS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 14, San Luis Obispo 7
Arroyo Grande led 9-4 at halftime and cruised to the win to set up a showdown against Righetti for a chance at the league title.
The Eagles are 8-1 in the PAC 7, right behind Righetti (9-0). The two teams play Monday to decide first place.
Kevin Meffert led the Eagles with five goals, Dennis Meffert scored three goals and Tanner Sandman added two.
John Kullman had 11 saves for the Eagles.
Jeffrey Gomez led San Luis Obispo with three goals.