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Arroyo Grande High’s Dunkle and Waterman win PAC 8 doubles title

Arroyo Grande High’s doubles team of Delanie Dunkle and Mary Waterman won the league title at the PAC 8 girls tennis finals Friday at Templeton Tennis Ranch.

Dunkle and Waterman defeated San Luis Obispo’s team of Sami Good and Maddie Handy 6-0, 6-0, to earn a spot in the CIF-Southern Sectionals on Nov. 23 in Carpinteria. Good and Handy also advanced to the sectionals.

San Luis Obispo High put a singles player and two doubles teams into the semifinals.

In addition to Good and Hand, Amberly Clark and McKenzie Berkshire reached the semis, along with Jenny Zakaria in singles.

Atascadero’s Nicoline Breytenbach lost to top seed Claire Bouquet of St. Joseph, 6-2, 6-2, in the singles final. Both players advanced to the sectionals.

Breytenbach, the No. 2 seed in singles play, defeated No. 3 seed Kate Hardisty of Righetti in the semifinals. Breytenbach didn’t drop a game in her first two wins at the tournament.

Zakaria, the No. 5 seed, lost to Bouquet in the semis. Zakaria knocked off the No. 4 seed Erika Egg of Arroyo Grande 6-3, 6-1, on Thursday to reach the semifinals.

In doubles play, the No. 1-seeded team of Dunkle and Waterman lost only two games in two matches in reaching the semis, where they defeated Berkshire and Clark, the league’s No. 4 seed.

Good and Handy, the No. 3 seed, defeated Julianne Ortega and Julianna Brunello of St. Joseph in the semifinals, after beating San Luis Obispo’s Alorah Towne and Riley Quinn 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the quarterfinals Thursday.

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