Before the Laguna Beach High boys’ tennis team took the court Wednesday for its opening game of the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs, Breakers Coach Aaron Talarico had a simple postseason formula for his team to follow.
“In order to make a good dent in this year’s playoffs, the boys will have to take it one match at a time,” he said Tuesday.
The Breakers took that first postseason step by defeating South Hills, 12-6, in a hard-fought battle on the Laguna courts.
The score was tied at 3 after the first round before Breakers singles player Hutton Mckenna and the doubles team of Alex Gromet and Cameron Cornell stepped up to upset the Huskies’ No. 1 singles player and No. 2 doubles team, respectively. Those victories allowed Laguna to win the second series, 5-1.