Boys' tennis cut above rest in OCL

Back on the court for the first time in nearly two weeks, the Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team continued with the second half of its Orange Coast League season Tuesday and disposed of host Estancia, 17-1.

Laguna scored eight of a possible nine points in singles play, and swept in doubles action.

Ryan Gee (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) and Zack Washer (6-0, 6-2, 6-2) both swept, and Sterling Dudley-Bowen won two sets (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) in singles play. In doubles, Alex Duong teamed with Ethan Gee (6-4, 6-1 6-0) to sweep, and the No. 2 team of Jeff Spitz/Tim Nguyen (6-0, 6-2, 6-0) and No 3 team of Stuart Webb/Hayden Seitz (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) also swept.

"The boys were very focused against their league rival, and everyone played exceptionally well," Laguna Coach Don Davis said.

Laguna, 9-5 overall and 6-0 in league, continues its quest for a repeat OCL title Tuesday when it plays host to Godinez at 3 p.m. The Breakers travel Wednesday for a 3 p.m. nonleague match at Newport Harbor, and complete their league regular season Thursday with a 3:15 p.m. match at Costa Mesa.


The Laguna boys' and girls' teams stayed perfect in Orange Coast League meet competition by posting wins Wednesday against host Godinez.

For the boys, Henry White took first place in the boys' 500-yard freestyle with a personal-best time of 5 minutes, 18.17 seconds , and teammate Ben Greenwood was second in the event with a personal-best time of 5:20.07. The Breakers won the meet, 127-43.

The girls' team took a 140-33 victory, with a key swim coming from Olivia Vera, who won the 100 breaststroke and qualified for next month's CIF Southern Section meet with a personal-best time of 1:12.76.

Both Laguna teams, now 4-0 in league, complete their regular-season league meet schedule at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Saddleback.

The OCL prelims meet is May 6.

Boys' Volleyball

The Breakers took their Orange Coast League record to 6-0 by starting the second half of league play Tuesday, cruising to a 25-7, 25-8, 25-20 victory over visiting Saddleback.

In a match where the Breakers substituted freely, Jack Wyett had a team-high 11 kills, Reed Donenfeld nine digs, and Cameron DePfyffer had 20 assists.

Laguna, ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division 2, improved to 10-3 overall.

The Breakers played a league match Thursday at Estancia. The score wasn't available at press time.

Laguna steps away from league action Friday to play a 5:30 p.m. nonleague game at Dana Hills. The Breakers return to OCL play Tuesday , hosting Calvary Chapel at 5:30 p.m. They also play host to Godinez at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Boys' Golf

The Breakers, playing their first match since April 9, scored a 185-206 Orange Coast League victory Tuesday over visiting Estancia at Ben Brown Golf Course (front 9, par 32). John Grayden took medalist honors with a score of 35.

Laguna and Estancia meet again Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mesa Verde Golf Course in Costa Mesa.

The Breakers return to Mesa Linda Golf Course Wednesday for a 2:30 p.m. match against Costa Mesa.

Girls' Sand Volleyball

The Breakers brought a 6-2 overall record, and a league-leading 4-0 South Coast Division (Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League) record into the week.

At the IBVL Tournament April 12 at Huntington Beach, Laguna upended previously undefeated Saddleback Valley Christian (2-1), and then defeated El Toro (2-1). Teams competing for the Breakers were No. 1 Briana Boyd/ Cameron Dorn, No. 2 Katelyn Carballo/Sage Patchell, and No. 3 Kendyl Brennan/Lauren La Montagne.

In a two-game day Saturday at Huntington Beach, Laguna won two matches by sweeping El Toro (3-0) and Sage Hill (3-0). Winning points for the Breakers were the teams of No. 1 Boyd/Sabrina Stillwell, No. 2 Brennan/LaMontagne, and No. 3 Francie Holte/Vicki Meraz.

Laguna is back on the sand Saturday for match play at Granada Beach in Long Beach

Track & Field

Laguna teams, in their first meet back since spring break, wrapped up their Orange Coast League regular-season meet schedule Thursday against Godinez. Results from the boys' and girls' competitions weren't available at press time.

The Breakers will compete Saturday at the Orange County Championships at Mission Viejo High.

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