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Breakers hold onto share of first

The 2002 Pacific Coast League girls’ tennis race is going down to

the wire, and it appears to be a three-team race to the finish.

Laguna Beach is one of two teams to share the league lead.

The Breakers, with Corona del Mar, hold down first place in the

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standings following a 16-2 win over visiting Calvary Chapel Tuesday.

The Breakers and Sea Kings were 7-1 in league play heading into

matches played on Thursday.

Laguna Beach had two singles players and two doubles teams sweep

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their Calvary Chapel opponents.

At No. 2 singles, Claire Rietsch won by scores of 6-2, 6-0 and

6-0, and Lorren Butterwick, at No. 3, posted scores of 6-1, 6-0 and

6-0.

The Breakers’ No. 1 doubles team of Jackie Reed and Jessica Murray

won, 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, and the No. 2 tandem of Britton Simons and Katie

Ochwat won by scores of 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

Laguna Beach stepped out of PCL play Wednesday to face Peninsula

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in a nonleague match, then returned to league action on Thursday to

host Tesoro.

On Monday, the Breakers will visit second-place University in a

key PCL matchup.

In boy’s water polo, Laguna Beach drilled league rival Northwood,

11-4, behind the six-goal scoring of Nic McConnell. Bryan Early

posted two goals and Hugh Sandys recorded 12 saves for the Breakers.

In girls’ volleyball, Laguna Beach suffered two league defeats.

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The Breakers were upended by Corona del Mar on Oct. 23 and last

Tuesday, suffered a 15-7, 15-2, 15-2 road loss to PCL leader

Northwood.


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