Cate School’s Carol Cai and Grace Fuss are now into the CIF-SS Individual Tennis Tournament round of 16 following a strong straight-set victory on Tuesday at the Seal Beach Tennis Center.
Cai and Fuss needed just 45 minutes to pick apart Edison High’s Zoe Coggins and Kailee You, 6-1, 6-0.
Coggins and You are both nationally ranked players with Coggins, a senior, already committed to continuing her career at the collegiate level, making the win that much more impressive.
Both Cai and Fuss have been here before, but Cate coach Trevor Thorpe states, “I’ve never seen either Carol or Grace play so freely on the doubles court. The word is devastating; they were absolutely devastating.”
“You could see the morale of their opponents dropping with every big serve from Grace and every down-the-line forehand winner from Carol. They were also finishing points at the net and had just and made very few unforced errors.”
Thorpe believes if the girls continue down this path, then their CIF run will not be coming to an end anytime soon.
Fuss and Cai are back on the court in Seal Beach on Thursday.
SANTA BARBARA 0, MOORPARK 0
The Dons opened their season up at Moorpark and came out of the match with a tie.
Santa Barbara created opportunities, but could not finish on any one attempt, resulting in them being held scoreless.
The Dons will play four matches at the Cats and Hounds Tournament in Paso Robles this weekend.
LAGUNA BLANCA 7, THACHER 1
Laguna Blanca picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday following an outstanding offensive effort.
Senior Luca Wahlberg had four goals and two assists while fellow senior Sulaiman Bah added in two more goals and assisted on three others. Sophomore Freddie Russell (So.) tallied one goal as well.
Laguna Blanca (1-0-1) will face Coast Union on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
SAN MARCOS 58, CANYONS 28
After starting the season 0-2, the Royals finally picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, beating Canyons High by 30 points in the first round of the Simi Valley Tip-Off Classic.
San Marcos will face Simi Valley on Thursday.
BISHOP DIEGO 66, NORDHOFF 61
Bishop Diego kicked off its season the right way, with a win, defeating Nordhoff by five points in the Nordhoff Basketball tournament.
Junior Matthew Cunningham led all scorers with 25 points, including two drives plus the foul, while Kai Morphy chipped in 21 points while making four three-pointers before fouling out of the game. Chase Platt led Nordhoff with 22 points.
The Cardinals will take on Carpinteria High on Wednesday.
CHAMINADE 74, SANTA BARBARA 53
Chaminade used a 19-7 run to end the third quarter to take a 12-point lead into the final frame eventually helping them earn a decisive 21-point victory over Santa Barbara High in the Simi Valley Tournament.
Bryce Warrecker had 24 points and nine boards while Stephen Davis finished with 12 points.
“Poor rebounding, too many fouls and too many turnovers in 4th did us in. This was a good learning experience against an excellent team. We will get better from this,” Dons coach Corey Adam said.
LAGUNA BLANCA 58, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 34
Devin Hernandez dropped 32 points for the Owls, helping his team to a convincing 24-point victory on Tuesday in Santa Maria.
Hernandez also added five blocks while sophomore guard Angel Martinez chipped in a dozen points.
“It was great to have Finn (Walker) back on the floor and see how far Christian Branch come as a player and leader” Owls coach Carlos Guerrero said.
GIRLS WATER POLO
AGOURA 10, SANTA BARBARA 9
The Dons dropped their first game of the season on Tuesday after Agoura High netted a game-winning goal with 40 seconds left to win 10-9.
Juju Martinez do Amaral had four goals, two assists, and three steals while Elise Power tallied a hat trick in the season opener.
Abigail Hendrix had two goals, two assists and earned two ejections while Faith Tedesco totaled seven saves and an assist.
Santa Barbara will look to bounce back against Ventura High on the road at 3:15 on Thursday.
RIO MESA 1, CARPINTERIA 0
Carpinteria dropped below .500 on the season following a one-goal loss against Rio Mesa on Tuesday.
“I thought we played well and definitely well enough to win,” coach Charles Bryant said. “We just could not finish quite a few opportunities.”