The San Luis Obispo High boys tennis team doubles team of Mason Hansen and Josh Milla advanced to the top 20 in the CIF-Southern Section individual sectional championships in Carpentaria on Thursday.
The duo beat Dos Pueblos’ Miles Baldwin and Patrick Curpuz 6-3, 3-6, 12-10 in the third round.
Hansen and Milla trailed 9-8 and 10-9 in the super tiebreaker — first to 10 and win by two — but was able to win three straight points to win the match.
Hansen and Milla had a first-round bye and beat Zachary Denham and Nick Gazzera (6-1, 6-1) of Oaks Christian in the second round. The pairing lost in the first round of the top 20 last year and finds out Tuesday if it plays on Thursday or Friday next week.
The Tigers’ Noah Cleere and Alex Dill advanced to the second round, losing to Jonah Dennis and Everbook Zhao (6-3, 6-3) of Westlake after beating Matt Hammond and Jose Pacheco (6-2, 6-0) of Bishop Diego in the first round.
Arroyo Grande’s Derek Lakowske defeated Lancaster’s Joseph Hanzlik (6-0, 6-0) in the first round of singles play before winning by default in the second round and losing to Gabriel Rapoport (6-0, 6-2) of Malibu. Lakowske, the PAC 7 singles champ, finished the season 43-9 and 87-18 for the past two years.
Rapoport will compete at Penn State next year.
Templeton’s Chaz Darrow beat Alex Zhang (6-2, 6-2) of Buckley before losing to Rapoport in the second round (6-1, 6-0).
Atascadero’s Brendan Adams also competed in the singles bracket. His results were not provided by deadline.