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High School Roundup: CdM, Sage now in quarters

Sea Kings and Lightning boys' tennis teams win easily in second round of playoffs.

May 13, 2011

CORONA DEL MAR — The Corona del Mar High boys' tennis team used a dominant doubles performance to beat Temple City, 15-3, in a CIF Southern Section Division I second-round match Friday.

The No. 3-seeded Sea Kings (17-5) advance to Tuesday's quarterfinals, when they'll play at Harvard-Westlake in North Hollywood. Harvard-Westlake, which like CdM had two straight home matches to open the playoffs, beat Calabasas, 15-3, and won the pre-match coin flip to host the quarterfinal match.

Against Temple City, CdM swept in doubles for the second straight match in the playoffs, dropping just nine games.

CdM went up, 6-0, in the first round, getting key wins from Shane Korber in singles and Zach Williams and Paul Kacik in doubles.




Sage Hill 14, Upland 4

NEWPORT BEACH — No. 1 singles player Robbe Simon and No. 2 Andrew Kurzweil swept to lead the No. 3-seeded Lightning to the CIF Southern Section Division III second-round win Friday at the Tennis Club Newport Beach.

Sage Hill (17-5) will play its third straight home match of the playoffs, as it won the pre-match coin flip to host Tuesday's quarterfinals match. Long Beach Wilson beat Pacifica on games, 88-74, after a 9-9 tie at its home courts.

Denis Cirit won two at No. 3 singles for Sage Hill, while the Lightning won six sets in doubles.



Sage Hill 7, Brethren Christian 2

NEWPORT COAST — Seniors Jack Heffron and Allen Brown, and juniors Brandon Zellner and Michael Yorita had two hits each for the Lightning in the Academy League finale Friday.

Heffron earned the win, striking out eight in five innings. Brown picked up the save.

Sage Hill (5-14, 5-10 in league) finished fourth in the league and will miss the playoffs.


CdM not in playoffs

The Sea Kings will not be in the CIF playoffs for the first time since 2008, Coach John Emme said Friday.

CdM tied for fourth in the Pacific Coast League and missed out on an at-large bid because University beat the Sea Kings in the season series.

CdM has made the playoffs in 12 of the 14 seasons under Emme.

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