Santa Barbara High girls tennis took down Dos Pueblos by a score of 11-7 on Thursday.
The Dons dominated in doubles play, coming away with all nine of those points. Meanwhile, the Chargers went 7-2 in singles.
The duo of Caitlyn Buist and Juliana Aviani led the way, dropping just one game across their three wins.
“They play sound doubles and put all kinds of pressure on their opponents,” Santa Barbara coach Danny Echt said. “Juliana has improved her serve as of late, and her teammates have been impressed with her overhead performance.”
The pairings of Micah Sage/Ella Weathers and Mary Moses/Esme Lopez Landeck took care of the rest of the doubles points.
“Micah and Ella have a good understanding of each other’s strengths and they play off of each other very well,” Echt said. “Mary and Esme were extremely steady throughout the day. Esme had her best performance this season with her aggressive net play.”
Singles play was a different story, as Dos Pueblos’ singles trio of Ellie Triplett, Mel Mayo and Isla Herrera won seven of the nine sets. On the Santa Barbara side, Nicole Buist went 2-1.
With the win, the Dons are now in second place in Channel League while the Chargers dropped to 8-4 in league play.
Bishop Diego 14, Dunn 4
The Cardinals swept all nine doubles sets en route to a 14-4 win over Dunn.
Along with the doubles dominance, Bishop Diego went 5-4 in singles play.
The Cardinals duos that shined were Elisha McCullough/Marlene Lausen, Galilea De La Cruz/Anja Fassbind, Victoria Heredia/Avery Carter and Sophie Regan/Gaby Ochoa.
“Doubles is really clicking right now to say the least,” Bishop Diego coach Pete Kirkwood said.
McCullough and Lausen have been dominant all season, as they are now 11-0 as a pairing.
In singles play, Haley Hubbs went 6-0 to bring her Frontier League record to an impressive 15-1. Also in singles, Leanna Ibarra picked up a 6-4 win.
The Cardinals (4-5, 4-2) will take on undefeated Thacher on Tuesday as they look to keep their playoff hopes alive.
San Marcos 18, Pacifica 0
The Royals dominated in every facet in an 18-0 win over Pacifica.
San Marcos lost just three games throughout all of doubles and singles play, continuing the team’s undefeated season with just two league matches to go.
Carpinteria 17, Fillmore 1
The Warriors picked up a lopsided win over Fillmore, 17-1.
“We had a renewed energy today and it was a fun match for us,” Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant said. “The girls had a lot more energy and a lot more smiles today.”
The singles players for the Warriors, Clover Martinez, Taylor Trembly and Valeria Zamora, dropped just one game on the day.
“Clover was hitting like I have never seen, she was absolutely great out there today,” Bryant said. “Taylor and Valeria are continuing to do what they have done all season and that is just playing sound tennis.”
Keyla Manriquez went 2-0 in doubles with Sara Fakinos and added one more win with Natalie Martinez as her partner.
The tandem of Allison Banks and Sasga Porinsh came away with a sweep with just one game lost and Charlotte Cooney and Izzy Scott went 2-0.
“Overall, it was great to see us more relaxed today,” Bryant said. “The girls enjoyed their new roles or partners and played some solid tennis today.”
Carpinteria is now 15-2 overall and 11-0 in the Citrus Coast League.
Santa Ynez 9, Paso Robles 0
The Pirates cruised to a win over Paso Robles, not surrendering a single point throughout.
Keegan Withrow, Natalie O’Shaughnessy, Morea Naretto, Danielle Hyland, Paige Halme and Grace Sugich all took down their singles opponents in two straight sets.
Withrow and O’Shaughnessy also dominated in doubles with an 8-0 win. The other pairings to pull out wins were Kate Mazza/Halme and Cloe Christianson/Violet Quinney.