CERRITOS — With everything at stake, Sage Hill School boys' tennis coach A.G. Longoria tinkered with his lineup Tuesday.
The Lightning had won 14 straight matches, but Longoria knew Cerritos would be a tough opponent in the CIF Southern Section Division III semifinal match.
He put No. 1 singles player Robbe Simon at No. 3 singles for the match. He also moved No. 2 singles player Andrew Kurzweil into doubles with Ryan Lee.
Both moves worked for Sage Hill, which is now on the doorstep of history.
Simon swept and Sage won eight of nine doubles sets in an 11-7 victory at Cerritos High, as the Lightning advanced to a CIF final for the first time in the program's history.
No. 3-seeded Sage Hill (19-5) will play No. 4 Valencia of Placentia in the championship match June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Claremont Club. Valencia defeated St. Margaret's in the other semifinal match.