Cabrillo seniors Christopher Siefe and Josh Ogan were primarily singles players for the Los Padres League boys tennis champions.
They played a grand total of three doubles sets, all as partners, during the regular season.
They blasted their way Friday to the Los Padres League Tournament doubles championship. The third-seeded tandem defeated No. 2 Kyle Wells and Matthew Lopez of Orcutt Academy 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals and top-seeded Kurt Beehler and Owen Andersen of Santa Ynez 6-0, 6-0 for the championship at the Santa Maria Country Club.
Siefe and Ogan will be in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament for the first time. Finalists Friday automatically advanced to the sectional individual tourney. Third-place finishers are alternates.
Siefe and Ogan went 18-0 in their last three sets Friday. Ogan repeatedly knocked away winners at the net, and Siefe often put their opponents on the defensive with his shots from the baseline.
Besides, the pair's court coverage was superb.
"That's the way we typically like to play," said Ogan.
"He's a beast at the net, and I really like the groundstrokes," said Siefe. "Besides, with him at the net, I don't have to work that hard back there."
Top-seeded Templeton sophomore Colby Grey easily defended his LPL singles title.
Grey's big forehand was simply too much for his opponents, fifth-seeded Kevin Carbajal of Santa Maria in the semifinals and second-seeded Cedric Kwon of Cabrillo in the final.
Grey defeated Carbajal 6-0, 6-1 in the semis and blanked Kwon, Cabrillo's top singles player, 6-0, 6-0 in the championship match.
"That's what I rely on most of the time, my forehand," said Grey. "My forehand was on today.
"I've been working a lot on my movement, my flexibility." That was evident. On one point in the championship match, Grey made an acrobatic lunge, got the ball over the net with a forehand stab and won the point on a Kwon error.
Grey's backhand wasn't bad, either. He finished the match with a backhand slice that Kwon couldn't get to.
Beehler and Andersen made a big rally to even get to the championship match. They scored the last five points after trailing fourth-seeded Simon Janzen and Ethan Siems of Morro Bay 8-5 in the third-set tiebreak in the semifinals..
Beehler and Andersen caught a break on some Morro Bay errors, and then Andersen put away an overhead to finish the match. The Santa Ynez team wound up with a 2-6, 6-3 (10-8) win in the semis.
Wells and Lopez downed Janzen and Siems 6-4, 4-6 (10-5) in the third-place match.
Kwon beat Johnson 6-4, 6-1 in the semis. Johnson had to default the third-place match to Carbajal because of an injury.
The sectional tourney will take place May 25 at Carpinteria.
PAC 8 League Tournament
Tyler Tencati and Austin Bricker led a group of five Arroyo Grande tennis players who advanced to the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament by virtue of their finish at San Luis Obispo High School.
Tencati and Bricker earned the top doubles seed for the tournament, and they defeated teammates Patrick Angle and Parker Turner 6-4, 6-4 for the championship.
Singles and doubles finalists automatically advanced to the sectional tourney, so Angle and Parker are in. So is Arroyo Grande freshman Sam Ashbrook. The second-seeded Ashbrook lost 6-0, 6-1 to top-seeded Zach Hilty of San Luis Obispo in the championship match.
Fifth-seeded Sam Johnson of San Luis Obispo edged Greg Haydon of Arroyo Grande 7-7 (7-2) for third place. The sixth-seeded Haydon upset third-ranked Luke Llaurado in the quarterfinals. Llaurado beat Haydon twice during the regular season.