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Laguna dismantles Estancia in league opener

Breakers Roundup

Girls' tennis team drops just six games in 18-0 victory, as it aims to win another Orange Coast League championship.

September 29, 2011|By Mike Sciacca
(Coastline Pilot )

Things couldn't have gone better for the Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team in its Orange Coast League opener Tuesday.

The defending champion Breakers had little trouble with visiting Estancia and the score card reflected a dominating performance that netted an 18-0 victory. Coach Don Davis' squad recorded the shutout despite having two senior players out because of illness (top singles player Lauren Michaels) and injury (doubles player Kate McMahon).

Laguna dropped just six of the 108 games played.

Claire Jaeger won two sets (6-0, 6-0) and Maddy Loomis one set (6-2) at No. 1 singles. Kira Hamilton and Brooke Michaels each won their three sets by 6-0 scores at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.

Sweeps continued in doubles action as No. 1 Sara Nederlander and Bailey Jaeger and No. 2 Chloe Mansour and Katelyn Bo won by 6-0 scores and the No. 3 team of Nicole Doiron and Kate Rogers won 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

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Prior to starting league play, Laguna began the week with a nonleague match against San Clemente and lost, 16-2. The Breakers also suffered nonleague losses to University and Sage Hill, but defeated 2 Edison in a 9-9 match (Laguna won on games, 77-71). In the Edison win, Laguna took six of nine singles sets. Lauren Michaels (No. 1), Claire Jaeger (No. 2) and Hamilton (No. 3) each won two sets and each lost to Edison's No. 1 player, Sara Stadfeldt.

The match came down to the last round, where Laguna's No. 2 doubles team of freshman Bailey Jaeger and sophomore Brooke Michaels defeated Edison's top team of Kim Tieu/Stephanie May, 6-4, to tie the score at 9.

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Girls' Volleyball

The Breakers began their bid Tuesday for another Orange Coast League championship and took the first step toward that goal by sweeping visiting Estancia, 25-9, 25-10, 25-17 at Dugger Gym. Alyse Wallace Ford racked up 20 kills and Marina Paul and Sammi Harting each had six kills, with Paul getting a team-high 10 digs. Allison Palmer registered 20 assists and Rachele Killian had 10 assists.

Laguna is 41-0 against Estancia in the all-time series.

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