At the halfway point of the Orange Coast League boys' tennis season, Laguna Beach has positioned itself to make a strong run toward repeating as league champion.
The Breakers took their OCL record to 4-0 Tuesday by defeating visiting Costa Mesa, 14-4. A clean sweep through doubles action highlighted the win which put the Breakers at 4-0 in league, and 5-5 overall.
In doubles, No. 1 Alex Duong/Sterling Dudley-Bowen won their three sets by 6-0 scores. At No. 2, Ethan Gee/Stuart Webb won, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 3 Tim Nguyen/Jeff Spitz took 7-5, 6-0, 6-0 sets.
"The team was very focused, and freshman Zack Washer swept his singles matches losing only one game in three sets," Laguna Coach Don Davis said.
Washer, at No. 2 singles, swept his opponents by scores of 6-1, 6-0, 6-0.
Laguna won its third league match March 27 by handling Godinez, 17-1, at Santa Ana Valley High.
"The entire team played very well," Davis said.
Laguna plays three matches in the coming week, starting with a 3 p.m. nonleague home match Tuesday against El Toro. The Breakers play host to Laguna Hills at 3 p.m. Wednesday, and are back in Orange Coast League action at 3 p.m. Thursday at home against Saddleback.
Davis said that a nonleague match with Palm Springs, originally scheduled for Friday, has been rescheduled for May 2.
The Laguna boys' and girls' teams continued to dominate in Orange Coast League competition as both squads defeated visiting Estancia Wednesday.
The boys' team won by a 137-32 score, the girls' team, by a 130-37 score.
Both teams improved to 3-0 in league with two league meets remaining before the OCL prelims May 6 at Costa Mesa High.
Top times for the Breakers Wednesday included Aria Fischer in the girls' 500-yard freestyle with a personal-best first-place and CIF qualifying time of 5:25.10.
The Breakers swept the girls' 500 free with Kirra Nash taking second (5:41.92, CIF consideration time), and Daniela Lucidi placed third (5:48. 57, CIF consideration time). Erik Juliusson also swam to a CIF qualifying time of 53.40 in the boys' 100 backstroke.
The Breakers will compete Saturday at the Mission Viejo Invitational, their final competition before spring break.
In a match where Laguna freely rotated its lineup, the Breakers on Tuesday scored a 25-9, 25-14, 25-15 Orange Coast League victory over Estancia (0-2 league).