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High School Roundup: Huntington Beach girls’ tennis advances to CIF Division 1 semifinals

Huntington Beach’s Kaytlin Taylor, pictured hitting a forehand against Marina on Oct. 31, led the Oilers to a 10-8 win over Troy in Monday’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal match.
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Kaytlin Taylor swept in singles, and the Huntington Beach High girls’ tennis team edged Troy 10-8 at home Monday in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal playoff match.

The doubles team of Haley Forth and Alissa Wong won the clinching 10th set for the Oilers (19-4), who will play at top-seeded Corona del Mar (16-5) in the semifinals Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Sea Kings advanced with Monday’s 12-6 quarterfinal win at home over Murrieta Valley.

CdM beat Huntington Beach 11-7 in a Sunset Conference crossover match on Oct. 3.

Solaya Han and Sophie Jin-Ngo swept in doubles for Wave League champion Huntington Beach, last year’s Division 3 champion, against Troy (18-2).


Corona del Mar, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach qualified for the CIF State Southern California Regional Division I playoffs, which begin Tuesday.


All three local teams advanced by making the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, though they all lost in the first round. The Sea Kings, Oilers and Breakers all start on the road in the SoCal Regionals, with first-round matches scheduled for 6 p.m.

No. 11-seeded CdM (21-6), the Surf League champion, plays at No. 6 The Bishop’s School of La Jolla (28-10).

No. 14 Huntington Beach (19-11) plays at No. 3 Carlsbad La Costa Canyon (28-14), while No. 15 Laguna Beach (30-10), the Wave League champion, is at No. 2 Foothill (25-6).

The tournament continues with second-round matches on Thursday, the regional semifinals on Saturday and the regional final on Nov. 19 at host schools. The state championship is Nov. 22 at Santiago Canyon College in Orange.



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