Cabrillo senior Sierra Hohimer earned the Los Padres League singles championship, and Orcutt Academy's Keona Pablo and Jana Andraded finished an unbeaten league run by winning the doubles championship Friday.
The Los Padres League Tennis Tournament, which concluded with semifinals and finals at the Santa Maria Country Club Friday, was notable for who couldn't play that day as well as for who did.
Top singles seed Megan Vise of Orcutt Academy couldn't go on Friday because of an injury to her right leg. Orcutt coach Art Lopez said Vise injured the leg Thursday as she was playing her way through early-round matches.
"I think she should be able to play," when the Spartans, who won their second consecutive team league championship, compete in the team playoffs next week.
Cabrillo, the league runner-up, also qualified for the team playoffs.
Hohimer defeated Vise's Orcutt teammate, Kayla Pablo, 6-2, 6-2 for the singles title Friday. Andrade and Kayla's sister, Keona Pablo, went 38-0 during the LPL regular season, and they beat Cabrillo's Karly Kovach and Alyssa Murray 6-2, 6-1 to win the league doubles championship.
Andrade and Keona Pablo have flourished together as a first-year doubles team. Both of them played with partners last year who have since graduated. Andrade played with Tenley Childs. Keona Pablo played with Sarah Lopez, the Orcutt coach's daughter.
The league championship was the first for all three winners. Tournament finalists earned automatic bids to the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament, which will begin some time after the team playoffs start.
"I'll be getting ready for both," said Hohimer. "I'm really excited."
Since Vise was out, Nipomo senior Julia Johnson got a walkover into the third-place singles match, so she will be an alternate for the sectional individual tourney.
Nipomo's Taylor Kaiser and Sarah Hickenbottom edged Cabrillo's Paris Wynne and Karley Atkin 6-4, 4-6 (14-12) in the third-place doubles match.
Kayla Pablo had her moments against the second-seeded Hohimer in the singles final, but Hohimer carried the day with her powerful groundstrokes.
"I like the forehand and backhand, I like to go to the net for volleys," said Hohimer. "I was happy with my groundstrokes today."
Hohimer said she was disappointed that Vise was injured. "I was really looking forrward to (a potential match against Vise)," she said.
Vise went 38-1 during the Los Padres League regular season campaign. She split her two sets against Hohimer.
Meanwhile, Andrade and Keona Pablo played to the form Friday that brought them their unbeaten LPL regular season campaign.
They lost serve just once, when the Cabrillo pair broke Keona Pablo in the fifth game of the second set. The Orcutt Academy team promptly recovered and won the next two games to close out the match.
"We're very excited," the pair said together about winning the league doubles championship and qualifying for the individual playoffs.
Kovach and Murray were usually able to hit the ball over who was playing at the net for Orcutt in the championship match but when they couldn't the Orcutt tandem, usually Andrade, made them pay.
Besides, the Orcutt pair won the vast majority of the rallies. Among other things, Andrade and Keona Pablo were adept at exploiting gaps in the Cabrillo tandem's court coverage, often blasting a shot between the two for a point.
"I think it went better than average today," Keona Pablo said of the pair's overall performance.
The Orcutt pair ended their semifinal and final matches with a flourish. An Andrade backhanded return landed untouched for the last point of the duo's semifinal. Keona Pablo ended the championship match with a volley for a winner.
Andrade and Keona Pablo won their semifinal match 6-0, 6-0. Kovach and Murray got to the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win.
Hohimer closed out her semifinal match by coming from 4-1 and two breaks down to win the second set 7-5.