GIRLS' TENNIS

Sage Hill 12, St. Margaret's 6

SAN CLEMENTE — Sophomore Marina Anderson and junior Tess Alexander swept at No. 2 doubles to help lead the Lightning in the battle for first place in the Academy League Friday.

Senior Briana Rayhaun and sophomore Connie Yu took two of three at No. 1 doubles, while Celine Wang, Jaclyn Gerschultz and Amira Tarsadia each won twice for Sage Hill (11-3, 5-1 in league), ranked No. 8 in CIF Southern Section Division 4. St. Margaret's is ranked No. 8.

"Our goals were to get five points in singles and five points in doubles," Sage Coach A.G. Longoria said. "We exceeded our expectations against a very good team to give us sole position of first place in the Academy League race. Sage still has to play Oxford Academy and Whitney next week. The Lightning defeated Oxford 12-6 and Whitney 16-2 in the first round. Now, every team in the Academy League except Sage has at least two losses."

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CROSS COUNTRY

Orange County Championships

ORANGE — Costa Mesa High's Brett Bermudez and Anuare Magana went 1-2 in the boys' Division 4 race Friday at Irvine Regional Park.

Bermudez won the three-mile race in 15 minutes, 40 seconds, while Magana finished in 16:05 to help the Mustangs to a sixth-place finish. Esperanza won.

Daysi Vazquez (20:04) and Emily Olvera (20:08) placed 20th and 23rd, respectively to lead the Costa Mesa girls to a ninth-place finish in Division 4.

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Orange County Championships

ORANGE — The Sage Hill boys finished 17th in its division led by junior Alexis Michaca (70th place, 17:44) Friday at Irvine Regional Park.

The Lightning girls were 13th led by Brittany Andressoo (26th place, 20:14).

Sage Hill runs next in the Division V Sweepstakes race at the Mt. SAC Invitational next Friday.