The Dos Pueblos girls remained undefeated on the young tennis season with a 17-1 Channel League win over Buena Thursday.
Singles players Ellie Triplett and Mel Mayo each swept three sets without the loss of a single game. The doubles teams of Olivia Simon/Saned Crespo and Romy Greenwald/Sophia Fenkner both swept 3-0 as well.
The Chargers are now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.
“I’m pleased that we have won our first three matches and I’m excited about where we could be by the end of the season, based on the potential I see from our players,” Dos Pueblos coach Rob Schiff said. “We’ll do everything we can to draw out that potential.”
Santa Ynez 5, Arroyo Grande 4
It came down to an epic doubles match for the Santa Ynez girls to edge Arroyo Grande on Thursday, 5-4.
The Pirates doubles team of Emma Sell and freshman Keegan Withrow pulled out the team victory with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-3 win over Arroyo Grande’s Elliane Cha and Mike Winn.
The two teams split the six singles matches, with Withrow, Allie Linane, and Natalie O’Shaughnessey winning for Santa Ynez.
Carpinteria 16, Channel Islands 2
The Carpinteria girls bounced back from a heartbreaking loss two days before by defeating Channel Islands 16-2 Thursday in a Citrus Coast League match.
“I was very pleased with how we played overall,” Warrior coach Charles Bryant said. “I think we learned a lot from our narrow loss a few days ago and we came out with a much more renewed focus and consistency.”
Carpinteria’s Zahra Porinsh and Silke Leonard each swept in singles, and “did a great job of dictating play and finishing off points well,” Bryant said.
The doubles teams won their combined eight sets with the loss of only 10 games total.
“I was most impressed with Sasha Porinsh/Stephanie Ramirez who went 2-0 but really looked like a different team out there today,” Bryant said. “They were quite consistent and patient with their approach.
“Sasha then paired with Elena Vargas to win their only set together. Ashley Gonzalez/Natalie Martinez also went 2-0 together. There is definitely a strong chemistry between these two.
“Ashley then paired with Allison Banks who was just awesome at the net and put away any chances that came to her. And Ariana Lounsbury/Charlotte Cooney continued their hot start to the year as they swept without dropping a game.”
Carpinteria is now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Boys Water Polo: Santa Ynez 10, Paso Robles 6
Santa Ynez’s Landon Lassahn scored six goals Thursday to lead the Pirates to a 10-6 win over Paso Robles.
Bennett Thorne added two goals, and Zack Bennett and Cooper Haws had a goal apiece.
Defensively, Santa Ynez had 24 steals, led by Cristian Sotelo with seven. He also had an earned exclusion. Lassahn and Ernesto Suarez had four steals apiece.
“I was very happy with our team’s defense,” Santa Ynez coach Jake Kalkowski said. “We made some changes to our normal game plan and it really paid off.”
The Pirates will be busy next week — they travel to Morro Bay on Wednesday, host Malibu on Thursday, and play in the Clovis West Invitational next Friday and Saturday.