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Laguna opens with easy win

Boys' tennis team, the No. 2 seed in Division 4, proves worthy of its ranking with 17-1 first-round playoff victory.

May 12, 2011|By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com
  • Laguna Beach's Samantha Garner throws the discus during the Orange Coast League track and field finals at Estancia High School's Jim Scott Stadium on May 5.
Laguna Beach's Samantha Garner throws the discus… (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

Laguna Beach proved worthy of its No. 2 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 boys' tennis playoffs Wednesday by rolling to a first-round victory.

The Orange Coast League champion Breakers had little problem with Orcutt Academy of Santa Maria, as they defeated the visiting Spartans, 17-1. The win moves Laguna into a second-round match at 3 p.m. Friday at Lynwood, the No. 2 team from the San Gabriel Valley League.

The Knights defeated host Elsinore (Sunbelt No. 2) in a first-round match Wednesday.

The Division 4 quarterfinals are at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Jake Michaels and Teague Hamilton only lost one game in their three sets at No. 1 and 2 singles. Michaels won by scores of 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, Hamilton by 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 margins. Junior Austin Loomis also swept at No. 3 singles, winning, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles play, Laguna's top team and Orange Coast League champions Hutton McKenna and Morgan Lebby shut out their opponents (6-0, 6-0, 6-0). Taylor Davidson and Nick Le, playing No. 3 doubles, also won their sets by shutout.

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At No. 2 doubles, Owen Weber and Will Reeves won two of three sets, 6-1, 6-0, 4-6.

Prior to the start of the CIF playoffs, the Breakers dominated last week's Orange Coast League Boys' Tennis Championships tournament on the Laguna courts. In the singles final on May 12, top-seed Michaels defeated Hamilton, the No. 3-seed, 6-3, 6-1. The doubles title went to top-seeds McKenna/Lebby who beat Davidson/Le, the No. 2-seed, 6-1, 6-2.

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Boys' Volleyball

Orange Coast League champion Laguna, the No. 2-seed in the Division 2 playoffs, began postseason play Thursday against Arroyo Grande (PAC League No. 3) in a second-round match. The score wasn't available at press time.

A win by Laguna would send the Breakers to a 7 p.m. quarterfinal match against the winner of another Thursday second-round contest between El Toro (Sea View No. 2) and Irvine (Pacific Coast No. 2).

The Division 4 semifinals are Tuesday. The division final is May 21 at Cypress College.

Laguna is in the CIF playoffs for the 38th consecutive year.

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Track and Field

The Laguna girls' team finished first and the Breakers' boys' team was third at the Orange Coast League Track & Field Championships on May 5 at Estancia High.

Laguna scored 141.2 points and edged Godinez, which was second at 134.4 points. Costa Mesa (76) was third, Estancia (57) fourth, Saddleback (43) fifth and Calvary Chapel (7.4) finished sixth.

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