Tennis: Amber Wey and MJ Lundberg win singles titles | San Luis Obispo
Amber Wey of Orcutt Academy won the Ocean League singles title last week.
The tournament, which took place at Hancock College, culminated with Wey defeating Emma Zundel of Templeton for the singles title.
These two, along with the other top six, qualify for the region’s tournament which takes place Friday and Saturday at San Luis Obispo High School.
Wey and Zundel took the top two spots, followed by Sophia Sanchez from Templeton, Aida Terrizzi from Templeton, Riley Speer from Orcutt Academy and Nickie Barker from Mission Prep.
Templeton took the top three places in doubles, with Carmen Lacarno and Heer Shinglot taking the title. Makenzie Newell and Mariel Najera were second, Audrey Krupa and Tatayana Llieva were third, Ella Blair and Shirley Horzen of Mission Prep were fourth, Sunnie Mount and Olivia Voos of Templeton were fifth and Sydney Carrier and Cassidy Sullivan of Orcutt Academy finished sixth.
In Morro Bay, the men’s finals were held with Orcutt Academy’s Kyle Quinlan taking fifth place in singles and Dario Lopez and Isaac Pruett’s doubles team taking second.
MJ Lundberg, a sophomore at St. Joseph, won the league singles title, beating Hannah Minnery of San Luis Obispo 6-0, 6-0 in the final.
Lundberg lost her only game to SLO’s Carmen Joines in the semifinals. She swept everything else 6-0, 6-0.
Her teammate Shianne Gooley lost to Minnery in the semifinals 7-5, 6-3. Joines won the match for third place 8-2.
Ingrid Chen and Alex Capran of San Luis Obispo won the doubles title.
Turner Loughead from Arroyo Grande won the Mountain League title against teammate George Keskinov. AJ Daymude (San Luis Obispo) was third, Noah Ortiz (Righetti) was fourth, Ian Cabrinha (San Luis Obispo) was fifth and Bayley Perlmutter (San Luis Obispo) was sixth.
On the doubles side, John Raj and Carson Krueckel (San Luis Obispo) edged Preston Nguyen and Danny Kullman (Arroyo Grande) for the title. Isaac Fiala and Brandon Jensen (San Luis Obispo) took third place, Lucas Smoli and Kazi Hayashi (Arroyo Grande) finished fourth, Jack Oldenburg and Dylan Koch (San Luis Obispo) finished fifth and Elliott Chen, Sulaimansha Syed (San Luis Obispo) finished sixth.
The top six qualify for the region this week.
CIF central section playoffs
Bakersfield Ridgeview 1, Santa Maria 0
The Saints’ season ended in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs Tuesday night at Bakersfield with a loss to Ridgeview.
The Wolf Pack has improved to 11-1 this season. The Saints’ season ends with a 6-3-3 record and a Mountain League championship.
This is the second time in three seasons that Ridgeview has eliminated Santa Maria from the playoffs. In 2019, Santa Maria beat Ridgeview 7-2 in the regular season before being eliminated from the playoffs by Ridgeview in a 4-1 loss at home.
Last year, Santa Maria qualified for the Division 1 playoff championship game and won its first state playoff game.
Dinuba 5, Pioneer Valley 1
The Panthers’ season ended with a loss to Dinuba on Tuesday in the Division 2 playoffs.
Pioneer Valley ends its season with a 4-2-5 record. Dinuba improves to 12-3-1.
The Panthers finished second in the Mountain League standings.
Clovis 4, San Luis Obispo 0
The Tigers were eliminated by the seeded Cougars on Tuesday in Clovis.
Clovis is now 18-1-1 this season. The Tigers finish 4-2-5.
Bakersfield Highland 4, Saint-Joseph 2
The Scots ended the Knights’ season at Bakersfield on Tuesday night.
The Knights end the season 5-8-3 on aggregate. Cole Richardson Jacob Otremba scored goals for St. Joseph in the loss.
Highland improved to 11-2 on the season.
Saints and Titans host playoff games on Friday
Santa Maria hosts Bakersfield West at 6 p.m. Friday night in a CIF Central Section quarterfinal match.
The Saints are 9-2-1 and were second in the Oceanic League. West is 4-5. Santa Maria is the third seed. West is seed # 6. Both teams had first-round byes. The winner will face the winner Caruthers-Fresno Roosevelt on May 26 in the semi-finals. If Santa Maria wins and Caruthers wins, the Saints would host the semi-final game. If Santa Maria wins and Roosevelt wins, Roosevelt would be the host.
Nipomo, the Oceanic League champion, hosts the Fresno San Joaquin Memorial Friday at 5 p.m. The Titans are the third seed in Division 3 and Memorial is the sixth seed. Both teams had a bye in the first round.
Templeton 78, Santa Maria 66
Jacob Estrada had 16 points, Alex Milner and Ben Quintero each added 12 and Ethan Kamps had 10 points and four rebounds in the loss to the Saints.
Saint-Joseph 209, Righetti 247
Caleb Rodriguez shot a 39 to earn medal honors for the Knights.
St. Joseph’s other scorers were Ty Gamble (41), Quinn Murray (41), Jayce Gamble (62) and Noah Gordillo (46).
Nate Benzon shot a 48 for the Warriors.
VOTE: see who is candidate for athlete of the week
MJ Lundberg, tennis Saint-Joseph
The tennis star from St. Joseph won the Mountain League singles title on Saturday. She won all of her sets losing just two games to win the singles crown.
Reann Booker, Righetti track
The senior had a big day at the county championships on Saturday.
Booker helped the Warriors win the 4×100 and 4×400 relay before winning the 400-meter open race and the 200.
Kathleen Hutchens, Arroyo Grande basketball
Hutchens has had a great senior season and added to it last week, scoring 18 points against Saint-Joseph on May 13 and winning 43 points against the Knights on May 14.
She’s averaging around 22 points per game this year.
Briana Reitmeier, Lompoc softball
Reitmeier has already been nominated, but she’s too good-looking to pass up again.
Reitmeier went 1-for-3 with a run while striking out nine in 4 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win over Santa Ynez on May 12. Then on May 14, Reitmeier went 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs while suppressing five in 5 2/3 innings in an 18-8 win over Santa Ynez.
Ahlexia Glidewell, Santa Maria Softball
Glidewell claimed two victories over Orcutt Academy last week.
On Saturday, allowed just four hits in a shutout against the Spartans in a 2-0 win. On May 12, Glidewell took the win in a 17-5 victory.
Kaitlyn Thompson, Santa Ynez tennis
Thompson lost just two games in a 15-3 win over Diamond Bar in a wild card win on May 11. She went on to win once in the No. 1 singles in the Pirates ‘playoff loss to Ventura Foothill Tech, winning one of the Pirates’ three. points.
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Cesar Garcia, baseball from Santa Maria
Garcia, a freshman, had a two-run home run in a 12-0 victory over Mission Prep on May 12.
He then followed with a grand slam as he finished with five RBIs in a 9-6 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Sam Bazunga, Saint-Joseph basketball
Bazunga had a productive week, scoring in double digits in every game as the Knights went 5-0.
Bazunga had 14 points and nine tables against Bishop Diego on May 10. He had 13 points against Atascadero on May 11, 15 against Arroyo Grande on May 13 and 18 points and seven rebounds against the Eagles on May 14.
He finished the week with his best game, with 24 points and 16 tables against Taft.
Tyler Hamilton, Arroyo Grande baseball
Hamilton went 5 for 9 with a home run, three doubles, five runs scored and seven RBIs as the Eagles took two of three in second place to Paso Robles last week.
Cailin Daniels, athletics Lompoc
Daniels has been nominated several times already, but he is just too good an athlete to leave this week.
Daniels earned a three-round hat-trick in Saturday’s county meet and led his team to a co-county championship.
The Lompoc senior won the long jump and triple jump and ran a big third stage for the Braves’ winning 4×100 relay team. Lompoc and San Marcos both scored 95 points to earn a share of the title from host Santa Ynez.
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