The Carpinteria boys avenged their only Citrus Coast League loss Thursday, edging Nordhoff with a 69-63 margin in total games after the set tally ended in a 9-9 tie.
“We had a renewed focus and an adjusted lineup to counter Nordhoff’s strong singles and doubles players, and in the end it paid off” in the narrow win, Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant said.
The Warriors’ No. 1 singles player Max Stone swept his sets, crucially without losing a game.
“He played incredibly in all three of his sets,” Bryant said. “I was very proud of his efforts today as he had to dig deep to not drop any games.”
Troy Zimmerman went 1-2 in singles, winning his set 6-1, important when total games made the difference in the team result.
The doubles team of Austin Stone and Ben Persoon also swept their sets.
“Overall, it was a very good win for us against a strong and deep Nordhoff team who was 11-1,” Bryant said. “We remained in control emotionally and mentally, which really helped. We had a strong desire to win and knew it was going to be a very tough, momentum-changing day. But the boys really showed their character and meddle in how they played. Just a great win for them.”
Carpinteria, now 4-1 in CCL play and 9-4 overall, plays at Santa Barbara Friday.
Santa Ynez 14, Lompoc 4
Santa Ynez swept the nine doubles sets to pace a 14-4 Channel League win over Lompoc Thursday.
“It was tough to play in the extremely windy and cold conditions in Lompoc today, but our doubles carried us as we only lost five total games in doubles,” Pirates coach Nate Thompson said. “Lompoc put up a really good fight in singles and made it a fun match.”
Santa Ynez is now 14-3 overall and 4-2 in league play.
Santa Ynez scores:
Noah Thompson 2-6, 4-6,6-1
Jacob Merrill 5-7,6-3,6-2
Luke Lockhart 2-6,6-4,6-0
Charlie Hoose/Jace Hurnblad 6-1,6-0,6-1
Micah Thomas/Marc Westall 6-1,6-0,6-0
Brett Adams/CJ Stronks 6-1,6-1,6-0
Cate 17, Bishop Diego 1
Cate stayed undefeated in Tri-Valley League play with a win over Bishop Diego.
“It was a very solid win all-around,” Cate coach Jason Saltouh-Ebin said. “We played well in both singles and doubles and I was most impressed with the play of our younger guys.”
Freshmen Nate Newlove and Harry Su, at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, both swept their three sets.
The Rams swept the nine doubles sets, as the teams of Junior Alex Tang and freshman Elias Leiser; junior Balazs Kondor and sophomore Felipe Blanco, and junior Owen Conde Raggett and sophomore Nate Keshen were undefeated.
The Rams host Villanova Tuesday at 4 p.m. in another league match.