Laguna Beach High singles player Brooke Michaels helped the Breakers beat Oxford Academy in a first-round CIF Southern Section Division 2 girls' tennis match Wednesday.

Laguna Beach High singles player Brooke Michaels helped the Breakers beat Oxford Academy in a first-round CIF Southern Section Division 2 girls' tennis match Wednesday. (Kevin Chang | Coastline Pilot / November 1, 2012)

The Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team is moving on in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.

The Breakers advanced in postseason play after defeating Oxford Academy of Cypress Wednesday, 12-6, on the Laguna courts. The Breakers (17-5) received sweeps from No. 2 singles Kira Hamilton (6-1, 6-2, 6-0), and their No. 1 doubles team of Chloe Mansour/Dominique Willette (6-2, 6-0, 6-2). Top singles player Brooke Michaels won two of three sets (5-7, 6-1, 6-0).

The win advances Laguna, champion of the Orange Coast League, to a second-round match at 2 p.m. Friday at home against Ocean League champ Santa Monica.

Oxford Academy, which defeated Pacifica of Garden Grove in a wild-card match Tuesday , was the third-place team from the Academy League.

"The team was very focused and very determined, and I was very proud of everyone," Laguna Coach Don Davis said of the win. "We are excited to advance, and looking forward to our next match."

The winner of the Laguna-Santa Monica match advances to the division quarterfinals next Monday . The semifinals are Wednesday , both days starting at 2 p.m.. The Division 2 final will be played at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Claremont Club in Claremont.

Laguna concluded regular-season play Oct. 25 at the Orange Coast League tournament at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. The Breakers again dominated the event, and brought home the top two prizes.

In singles play, Michaels won an all-Laguna final by defeating teammate and No. 3 player, Bailey Jaeger, 8-6 (tiebreaker), 5-3. Hamilton captured third place and Catherine Debbas, the No. 1 player from Costa Mesa, finished fourth.

The doubles crown went to Mansour and Willette who, in another all-Breakers finale, rallied to defeat No. 2 Katelyn Bo and Sarah Nederlander, 2-6, 6-3, 10-1. Laguna' No. 3 team of Ashley Shelton and Madeline Loomis took third and Rachel Russell and Mahina Won-Milho, the top doubles team from Costa Mesa, placed fourth.

In the singles semifinals, Jaeger scored a 7-6 win (seven-point tie-breaker) against Hamilton, only to see Hamilton respond with a 6-0 win in the second set. Jaeger fought off a match point while trailing, 9-8, in the third set, but scored the next two points to claim an 11-9 victory to advance to the final. Michaels moved on to the final after a 6-0, 6-0 win against Debbas.

The first set of the singles final lasted over an hour and went to a tie-breaker which Michaels won, 8-6. She then went on to win her first individual league title by holding off Jaeger, 6-3, in the second set.

In a doubles final that was determined by a super tie-breaker, Shelton and Loomis, who reached the final by defeating Bo and Nederlander, 6-1, 6-4, surprised Mansour and Willette in the first set, winning, 6-2. Mansour and Willette, who had lost only once since Coach Don Davis paired them as a team early in the season, came back to win set No. 2, 6-3. In a 10-point super tie-breaker, Mansour and Willette went on to a 10-1 win, to earn the title.

The top two finishers in the league singles and doubles tournament qualify for the CIF Southern Section Individuals, which begin Nov. 19. The league's third- and fourth-place finishers are alternates for the tournament.


Boys' Water Polo

The Breakers started their final week of the regular season Tuesday with a nonleague match at El Toro, and fell to the Chargers, 11-9.

Laguna, ranked third in Division 2, played the game without starter Riley Thomas but was on even terms with El Toro, the No. 7-ranked team in Division 1, though the first three quarters. The Chargers outscored the Breakers, 4-1 in the fourth quarter, to get the win.

Caleb Scott scored three goals and Camron Hauer and Duncan Lynde both scored twice for the Breakers who conclude regular-season play at 4 p.m. Friday , against visiting Aliso Niguel.

The CIF Southern Section playoff brackets will be released Sunday . Orange Coast League champion Laguna, which could draw one of the top seeds in Division 2, will play host to a first-round game at 3:15 p.m. next Thursday .