The San Luis Obispo High girls tennis team ended its regular season Tuesday with a 18-0 win over visiting Mission Prep.
Tigers No. 3 singles player Chloe Wise won her games 6-1, 6-1, 6-0. Amberly Clark added two games and Maya Caminada had three wins.
San Luis Obispo finished the season 12-2 in the PAC 8, with its only losses coming to Arroyo Grande, who finished undefeated in league play.
“I’m really excited,” San Luis Obispo coach Rose Will said after the win. “We have a lot of talent and a lot of hard workers. We only have two seniors, so we should be good next year.”
Sam Good and Alorah Towne are the only two players not returning next season.
“I’m still in denial,” Good said. “It doesn’t feel like it’s over because we still have CIF and prelims, but I’m really sad. I’ve been on this team since I was a freshman.”
Good and her partner Maddie Handy won 6-0 in their final match on campus.
“I’m really proud of us,” Good said. “We got really close to A.G. the second time around, and every year I have been here we have come in second place to A.G., but it doesn’t matter. We all played great.”
Wednesday night, all the coaches in the PAC 8 will get together and seed the top eight players in singles and doubles based on their records. Those players will compete Thursday and Friday at Templeton Tennis Ranch, where the top two singles teams and the top two doubles teams go on to the CIF tournament to play all the other top two teams from all the other leagues in California.
“My doubles are really deep and strong,” said Will, adding that by Wednesday night the top seeds will be determined. “So my doubles should be seeded. Singles-wise I might have one player.”
The top two singles players, Arroyo Grande’s Delanie Dunkle and St. Joseph’s Claire Bouquet, “have pretty much already been decided,” Will said, so the teams are expected to put their best players in doubles.
But no matter how the seeding and prelims play out, Good is optimistic about the future of Tigers tennis.
“They have a lot of incoming JV players, so we are going to be super solid next year,” she said. “I know we can take A.G. I can feel it.”
Arroyo Grande 12, St. Jospeh 6
Delanie Dunkle swept the two matches she played 6-0, 6-0, leading the Arroyo Grande girls tennis team 12-6 over St. Joseph and its sixth straight undefeated league title. Mary Waterman took two of three 0-6, 6-1, 6-0 and Erika Egg won 6-1, and the tandem of Gillian Burns and Emma Mostajo swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-3. The team of Josephine Graeber and Lauren Midyett also won two out of three 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Kacey Lieberman and Lily Bickmore lost 4-6, before winning 7-5, 6-3 for the Eagles (17-3, 14-0 PAC 8).
“This sweep of the season was extremely gratifying becuase the girls had to put in a lot of work. They rose to the occasion and all wanted this,” coach Lori Holister said, “I’m proud of them.”
Paso Robles 10, Righetti 8
Sara Torres took two out of three, winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Krista Natividad went 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 for Paso Robles. The doubles team of Livia Rambo and Mia Venturini dropped a set 4-6, before winning 6-4, 6-0 for the Bearcats (8-10, 6-8 PAC 8).
Atascadero 11, Pioneer Valley 7
Nicoline Breytenbach swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, and the doubles team of Julia Clickard and Courtney Basden swept 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, for Atascadero (8-6 PAC 8).
Orcutt Academy 13, Templeton 5
Mili Proft didn’t drop a game, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in the Eagles loss. Templeton finishes the regular season 7-10 and 5-9 in the Los Padres League and will prepare for the playoffs Thursday, which will be split between Allen Hancock College and Minami Park in Santa Maria.
Santa Ynez 11, Morro Bay 7
Gaia Relandini took two out of three, 6-1, 6-0, 2-6 and Leoni Koch won two, 6-3, 6-4 before falling 1-6 for Morro Bay. The doubles team of June Janzen and Kaylee Denham lost 1-6, before winning a pair of sets 6-3, 6-3, as Morro Bay ends the season 10-8 and 7-7 in the LPL.