The Arroyo Grande boys tennis team beat San Luis Obispo on a tiebreaker 74-72 on Thursday in a PAC 8 showdown. The two teams tied in sets, and the tie breaker went to games, where the Eagles held the edge.
Tyler Tencati and Joseph Goryance swept 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, and Andrew Arcangel won two out of three, 1-6, 6-0, 6-1. Freshman Joey Kullman also won two out of three, 0-6, 6-0, 6-3, and the ninth point for Arroyo Grande.
“It was good win for us on their court,” coach Lori Hollister said. “I’m impressed with the way our players stepped up and made it a total team effort; they really had to step up under the pressure, especially Tyler (Tencati) and Joseph (Goryance) sweeping out.”
Brett MacDonald picked up a set in singles, as did the team of Parker Turner and Patrick Angle for Arroyo Grande (16-3, 10-0 PAC 8).
Zach Hilty swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 to lead the Tigers (15-4, 8-2 PAC 8). The tandem of Kannan Freyaldenhoven and James Raj took two out of three, winning 6-4, 6-2, 3-6.
Also taking two out of three was the team of Sam Johnson and Kavi Freyaldenhoven, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6.
Atascadero 10, Righetti 8
Atascadero avenged a 13-5 defeat earlier in the season, led by the 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 sweep by Brendan Adams. Dean Menigoz also swept 6-1, 6-2, 7-5.
Yuma Olsen and Luke Reilly teamed up to win 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.
Atascadero is 11-6 and 7-4 in the PAC 8.
Templeton 9, Morro Bay 9 (73-63)
Kolby Gray swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, as did Chaz Darrow, 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, to lead Templeton over the Pirates.
Jackson Hays and Dillon Amadio took two out of three, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
Morro Bay was led by Jonathan Tyra and Seth Wilkie, who swept 6-3, 7-5, 6-1, and the team of Nigel Archer and Gianni Bocardo, who won two out of three, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2.
Nipomo 13, Orcutt Academy 5
Jon Johnson swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, and Ernie Atilano won a pair of sets, 6-0, 6-0, for the Titans. Emilio Moreno tacked on two more at 6-2, 6-0, and the team of Jordan Smith and Jose Garcia swept 7-6, 6-2, 6-1.
David Castellanos and Tyler Newton teamed up to win a set 6-0. Nipomo is now 3-7 in the LPL and plays Morro Bay on Thursday.
Arroyo Grande 12, San Luis Obispo 11
The Eagles won the first game of a three-game series between the PAC 8 front runners. The Eagles scored a combined seven runs in the first two innings, before San Luis Obispo scored four runs of their own in the bottom of the second and matched that total in the sixth.
Arroyo Grande (14-4, 8-2 PAC 8) was led by Nash Ackerman, who was 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Cameron Hirahara was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI, and Jake Shusterich hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Brayden Pinkerton scored a pair of runs and had two RBI.
Matt Mundorf was 4 for 5 with a double and an RBI for the Tigers (14-5, 9-1). Jake Maino was 2 for 3 with a double, and Tru Wells had a double and an RBI. Connor Maydole added two RBI.
Four other Tiger players had an RBI on the day.
St. Joseph 10, Mission Prep 8
Dylan Beavers was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and Hunter Losee was 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Mission Prep (7-12, 2-8 PAC 8), who led 6-2 after the third in their win over Mission Prep.
Martin Salas was 3 for 3 with a double and five RBI. St. Joseph tacked on six runs in the fifth to take the lead.
The Royals play host to St. Joseph at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Templeton 4, Nipomo 0
Templeton freshman Ashley Daughtery hurled a no-hitter, striking out 15, in a win over Nipomo.
Daugherty was also 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI from the plate, and Kaitlyn Doty was 3 for 4 with three doubles and three runs for the Eagles. Hope Goodall kept Nipomo (10-8, 4-3 LPL) in the game, allowing no earned runs and six hits over seven innings.
The two teams play again in Friday at 7 p.m.
Atascadero 6, Pioneer Valley 0
Sally Bowles pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout and struck out two in Atascadero’s win over Pioneer Valley.
Kayla Herzig was 2 for 3 with two RBI, a triple and a walk, and Bowles was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Megan McClain had two RBI, and Breanna Becerra was 1 for 3 and scored twice for the Greyhounds (12-7, 6-0 PAC 8) who play Paso Robles on Friday.
Arroyo Grande 406, St. Joseph NA
Arroyo Grande’s Jack Avrit shot a 1-over 73 to co-medal with Ethan Ashbrook of St. Joseph at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Owen Avrit followed with a 78 for the Eagles, who take on Atascadero at Chalk Mountain on Thursday.
San Luis Obispo 405, Paso Robles 426
Andy Eppright shot a 73 to medal at the par-72 San Luis Obispo Country Club. Teammate Coleman Godfrey added a 77, and the Tigers improved to 12-2 and 9-2 in the PAC 8.
San Luis Obispo plays at Dairy Creek Thursday against Mission Prep.
Righetti 414, Mission Prep 492
Righetti was led by Keith Moles, who carded a 76 to medal at the par-72 Rancho Maria Golf Course. Jake Morley shot the low for Mission Prep at 90, followed by Sydney Haughian at 92.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Arroyo Grande 174, Paso Robles 131 (boys); Arroyo Grande 209, Paso Robles 101 (girls)
Arroyo Grande’s Trent Schachter had two CIF consideration times, winning the 500 freestyle in 4 minutes 53.87 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 2:03.16. He now has at least a CIF consideration time in every swimming event this season, according to coach Russell Peterson. He owns automatic times in the 100 fly, 200 free and 100 backstroke.
Arroyo Grande (7-0, 6-0 PAC 8) also won the 50 free (Jack Alexander, 22.39) and 100 free (Alexander, 49.98). Peter Fletcher won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.37, and James Hazel won the 200 free in 1:48.33.
For Paso, Josh Dewhurst turned in a CIF consideration time in the 200 free, finishing second at 1:48.46. Dewhurst later won the 100 back (56.22).
Dewhurst joined Zac Brown, Grant Scheiffele and Mitchell Iunker in the 200 free for second place and a CIF consideration time of 1:33.67.
Brown was second in the 500 free, also with a CIF consideration time of 4:58.31.
Schieffle won the 100 fly in 57.77, followed by teammate Nick Cave (58.68).
Schieffele, Brown, Dewhurst and Gavin Hughes won the 400 team relay with a CIF consideration time of 3:25.08.
On the girl’s side, Paige Leonard, Sam Vitt, Olivia Sommer and Emily Sonny teamed up to win the 200 medley relay in 2:01.98. Hannah Parson won the 200 free in 2:01.90, and Leonard won the 100 fly in 1:05.64.
Kasey Morritt won the 500 free in 5:26.73, and Sonny, Sam Hazel, Mikayla Pock and Parson won the the 200 free relay in 1:46.42.
Hazel won the 100 back in 1:05.85, and Vitt won the 100 breast in 1:16.75. Pock, Hazel, Leonard and Parson won the 400 relay in 3:54.69.
Shelbee Avelino won the diving competition with a score of 191.65 for the Eagles (6-1, 6-1 PAC 8).
For Paso, Kasey Moffitt was second in the 50 free and won the 500 free in a CIF consideration time of 5:26.73.
Moffitt teamed up with Cece Ramirez, Emily Christian and Veronica Ayala for second in the 200 medley relay.
Moffitt joined Ramirez and Mackenzie Raymond and Miranda Pasky for second in the 400 free.
San Luis Obispo 212, Orcutt Academy 84 (boys)
Galen Pennevenne won both the 200 IM (2:01.53) and backstroke (54.89) in CIF-qualifying times, and Dylan Hughes had his first varsity win in the 100 fly at 54.30 for San Luis Obispo (6-3).
Sam Wendt won the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.44, and John Erbstoesser had a win in the 200 free (1:58.01).
Adelynn Peterson won the 100 fly in 1:03.45 and the 200 IM in 2:21.77, and Clare Dooley won the 100 breaststroke (1:19.13) on the girls side.
Anna Petersen won the 500 free (5:36.40) and the 100 back (1:04.96), and Tyra Popovich won the 100 free (59.40) and the 50 free (26.28).
The Tigers play host to Mission Prep on Friday in their final league dual.
Arroyo Grande 3, Righetti 0
The Eagles swept 25-12, 25-12, 25-14, led by Sasha Bylsma, who had 22 assists and three kills. Jackson Tourdot added four kills, and Andy VanBogelen chipped in two kills and two blocks.
Arroyo Grande (12-0, 9-0 PAC 8) takes on Paso Robles on Thursday.
Morro Bay 3, Templeton 0
The Pirates won 25-13, 27-25, 26-24, surviving late pressure from the Eagles. Dustin Limon had 15 kills, four blocks and three aces, and Spencer Cecil had 12 kills. Dexter Marquadt added 11 kills, and Theo Mackey recorded 41 assists.
Morro Bay is 13-1 and 10-1 in the LPL.