Six Catholic school teams advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Girls’ Tennis Championships on Nov. 3 after winning first-round matches Nov. 1.
The winners included three which had won wild-card matches on Oct. 31: Louisville and St. Lucy’s Priory (in Division 4) and La Salle (Division 5). Other winners were Chaminade and Mayfield (D-3), and St. Bonaventure (D-5). The first-round results and second-round matchups:
Division 1: Santa Margarita lost to San Clemente, Mater Dei to Dana Hills, and Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks to Oaks Christian (72-70 in games won after tying 9-9 in sets).
Division 3: Chaminade (13-4) beat Cabrillo/Lompoc, 13-5, and will play Chadwick (11-4) in round 2; Mayfield (13-3) beat La Serna, 11-7, and will play Brentwood (12-3); Marymount lost to Crescenta Valley, 12-6.
Division 4: St. Lucy’s (16-7) beat Magnolia 13-5, and will play Arroyo (16-4) in round 2; Louisville (9-6-1) got past Downey, 77-73 in games (9-9 in sets), and will play Hemet (18-1); Bishop Montgomery lost to North Torrance, 12-6.
Division 5: St. Bonaventure (15-6) beat Apple Valley, 10-8, and will play Montclair (16-2); La Salle (12-3) defeated Oak Hills, 10-8, and will play Montebello (7-7).
Quarterfinal matches are Nov. 6, semifinals Nov. 8, and finals Nov. 10.
Boys’ Water Polo
Mater Dei and Servite have advanced in the CIF Boys’ Water Polo Championships, after victories Nov. 2.
In Division 1, top-ranked Mater Dei (25-3) beat Loyola, 8-6, and will meet No. 4 Newport Harbor (23-5), which edged Santa Margarita, 6-5, in the Nov. 8 semifinals.
Santa Margarita and Loyola will play a consolation semifinal match Nov. 7.
Servite (19-10) beat Costa Mesa, 13-10, in Division 3’s second round, and will play Woodbridge, ranked third in D-3, in the Nov. 4 quarterfinals. Damien lost to Foothill, 14-7, in a D-2 first-round match.
Mater Dei finished second in the Central Division of the Southern California Golf Association Girls Team Championship, held Oct. 27 at Los Serranos Country Club, one of four divisional tournaments held that day.
The Monarchs — Khameryn Utu, Macee Aguirre, Kaitlyn Vasquez, Kailee Welch, Hannah Kerekes and Laura Biss — recorded a team score of 388, nine shots behind first place Diamond Bar (the top five individual scores accounted for the team result). The best individual score among Catholic school competitors was 73 by Anna Dong of St. Joseph (Lakewood), three shots behind the leader.