May 9, 2013 12:17 AM by Andrew Masuda
The Arroyo Grande, Santa Ynez and San Luis Obispo boys tennis teams won their CIF playoff openers on Wednesday to advance to Friday's second round.
Pac 7 League champion Arroyo Grande cruised 16-2 at home against Millikan out of Long Beach in the Division 3 bracket. The Eagles went 9-0 in singles play as Eli Whittle, Sean Hollister and Derek Lakowske dominated play. Whittle dropped a total of 5 games in 3 sets, Hollister lost 4 total after securing two bagels, while Lakowske won 6-3, 6-1 and 6-0.
The now 18-5 Eagles won 7 of their 9 sets in doubles action. Bryan Rozo and Tyler Anderson teamed up to win 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1, while Cole Laughton and Ryley Anderson paired up to sweep 6-3, 6-1 and 7-6 (1). Skyler Zirpolo and Jake Sarver took one set in doubles. The Eagles are coming off their fourth straight undefeated run through Pac 7 play. Arroyo Grande advanced to the quarterfinals last year in Division 2.
San Luis Obispo won on the road at Buckey 12-6 to advance to the Division 3 second round. The Tigers, who improved to 15-4, will host the top seed in Division 3 Valencia in Friday's second round. SLO's #1 singles player Mason Hansen swept his three sets 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1. Josh Milla and Scott Hicks teamed up to win all three sets at the Tigers' #1 doubles position. They won 7-5, 6-2 and 6-4.
Righetti fell 14-4 at Oaks Christian, the 6th seed in Division 3.
In Division 4, the Templeton boys lost 12-6 at 10th seeded Cate and Santa Maria dropped a16-2 decision at fourth seeded Laguna Beach in the first round.
Los Padres League champion Santa Ynez led Yucaipa 12-0 after the first two rounds of action and cruised into Friday's second round.
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