Nov 7, 2012 8:29 PM by Andrew Masuda

AG tennis advances to first CIF final since 1983 with dominant win

The Arroyo Grande High girls tennis team played its best match of the season to continue its quest for the program's first-ever CIF title. The Eagles routed Aliso Niguel 17-1 in a Division 3 semifinal match on Wednesday to advance to their first CIF final since 1983.

The Pac 7 League champion Eagles improved to 20-1 overal.

Sophie Whittle and Lauren Hayashi swept their singles sets. Whittle, a sophomore, won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, while Hayashi, a junior, cruised 6-1, 6-2 and 6-0. Alex Mero won two out of three sets 2-6, 7-5 and 6-4.

The Eagles swept all nine doubles sets. Amber Domako and Zoe Miller won their two sets 7-6 (11-9) and 6-0 before Angelica Gagliano subbed in for Domako to team with Miller for a 6-2 victory. Chelsea Pudwill and Alexis Flood won 7-5, 6-1 and 6-1. Melina Rodgers and Joanne Phung also cruised 7-5, 6-2 and 6-0.

Arroyo Grande plays Laguna Hills at 10:30 am Friday at the Claremont Club. Laguna Hills upset #1 Malibu 11-7 in the semifinals.



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