May 10, 2013 11:40 PM by Andrew Masuda
Solid singles play and just enough wins from the doubles teams, the Arroyo Grande boys tennis team advanced in the CIF Quarterfinals with an 11-7 win at 10th seeded Great Oak.
The 7th seeded Eagles improved to 19-5 overall. They host 2nd seeded Cypress on Monday. Cypress beat Etiwanda 11-7 in the second round.
Top singles player Eli Whittle won 6-0, 6-2 and 6-1. Sean Hollister won 6-2, 6-3 and 6-0 at number two singles. Derek Lakowske took 2 out of 3 sets 3-6, 6-1 and 6-2. Arroyo Grande won 8 of the 9 sets in singles. The Eagles took 3 of the 9 doubles sets.
Cole Laughton and Ryley Anderson won two sets 6-4 and 6-2, while Jake Sarver and Jamieson O'Marr teamed up to take one set 6-2.
Last year, Arroyo Grande lost in the quarterfinals at the Division 2 level. The Eagles moved down to Division 3 this season.
Santa Ynez also won its second round match. The Pirates defeated Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara 12-6 to advance to Monday's Division 4 Quarterfinals.
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