The Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team opened defense of its Orange Coast League title Tuesday without breaking a sweat.
The Breakers, ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division 2, were awarded a forfeit victory against Saddleback, which didn't have enough players for the match. The Breakers also played a league match against Estancia on Thursday , but the score wasn't available at press time.
Last week, the Breaker played a pair of nonleague matches against Northwood and San Clemente. The Breakers lost both, falling, 12-6, to Northwood, and 15-3, to San Clemente. The Breakers' top doubles team of senior co-captains Chloe Mansour and Dominique Willette won five of six sets in the two matches.
The Breakers have been playing without top singles player Brooke Michaels, who is out with an ankle injury. Michaels suffered her injury in a Sept. 5 match at Edison.
Laguna hosts Beckman in nonleague play at 3 p.m. Monday.
The Laguna Beach girls' team finished in 19th place in the rated race Saturday at the Woodbridge Invitational in Irvine.
Sophomore Olivia Clark turned in a time of 18 minutes, 40 seconds, which girls' Coach Steve Lalim said is the eighth-fastest time in program history.
"As a whole, we are getting faster, we're getting stronger, and I think we competed well Saturday," said Lalim, whose team is ranked eighth in CIF Division 4. "After two races, I'm excited. We have a very good team."
The Laguna boys' team also turned what Coach Scott Wittkop said was a "great showing," at the Woodbridge Invitational. In the overall standings, the Breakers placed 15th among 109 teams and were the top CIF-SS Division 4 team.
Senior Jack Crawford was Laguna's top finisher at 15:47, with junior Veda Rebollar just behind at 15:54.
The Breakers compete Saturday at the Dana Hills Invitational.
The Breakers, the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1-A, dropped a tight match Tuesday at Corona del Mar, where the host Sea Kings, ranked third in Division 1-AA, scored a 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 victory.
Alyse Ford had 23 kills and eight digs, Julia Goggin added eight kills and seven digs, and Sevana Drovak finished with 33 assists for Laguna, which fell to 3-2. The Breakers' other loss came Sept. 11 to Newport Harbor, the No. 9 team in Division 1-AA.
Laguna starts play Friday at the Dave Mohs Tournament, hosted by Edison. The Breakers are the No. 2-seed in Pool 5 and will play their matches at Newport Harbor High.
The Breakers open the tournament at 3:30 p.m. Friday against Upland.
Following the Dave Mohs Tournament, the Breakers begin defense of their Orange Coast League title Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. home match against Saddleback.