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High School Roundup: CdM falls to Uni in key match

Trojans too much for Sea Kings in boys' tennis, as University moves up in PCL with 12-6 win.

March 29, 2012

IRVINE — The No. 1- and No. 2-ranked boys' tennis teams in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll faced each other on Thursday.

University is still on top of Corona del Mar, in the poll and now in the Pacific Coast League standings.

The Trojans beat the visiting Sea Kings, 12-6, in a first-place showdown in league. University usually wins these matchups and everything else as it has claimed four CIF Southern Section titles in the past five years.

University, the defending section champion, improved to 3-0 in league, while the Sea Kings dropped to 2-1.

CdM, which is 10-2 overall, fell behind University after the first round, 4-2. Alec Adamson, playing No. 3 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Alex Murray and Zach Williams won sets for the Sea Kings.

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The Sea Kings closed the gap to 7-5 by winning three of the six sets in the second round. Henry Gordon, at No. 2 singles, and Murray and Williams, as well as the No. 3 doubles team of Paul Kacik and Andrew Nguyen each won sets.

The Trojans were too tough in the final round, only dropping one of the six sets.

Murray and Williams gave CdM its only set in the third round. The senior duo won three sets.

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BOYS' GOLF

Corona del Mar 189, University 199

IRVINE — Senior Mike Moorhead and junior Chase Wheatley each shot even-par 36 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club on Thursday, earning medalist honors in a Pacific Coast League match and helping the Sea Kings continue their best start in the program's history.

CdM improved to 14-0, 5-0 in league.

Moorhead collected three birdies Wheatley had one birdie.

Karick Brown had a 37 for CdM, followed Brian Mull (38) and John Davenport (42).

The Sea Kings play host to San Clemente at Newport Beach Country Club on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.

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Sage Hill 206, Brethren Christian 235

COSTA MESA — Ahmed Eltamami was the medalist shooting a one-under-par 36 for the Lightning in the Academy League match Thursday at Costa Mesa Country Club's Los Lagos Course.

Freshman Adam Wang shot his best score of the season of 39. Freshman Michael Phan and junior Tanner Tremaine shot 42 and 43, respectively for Sage Hill (7-3 overall, 3-1 league).

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BOYS' TENNIS

Sage Hill 18, Brethren Christian 0

HUNTINGTON BEACH — No. 1 singles player Robbe Simon and No. 2 Sam Sherman swept at love for the Lightning in the Academy League match Thursday.

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