Laguna Blanca Team History

2019

Season Record: 6-6

Highest Ranking: Unranked in CIF D3

Best Win: Playoff-clinching 10-8 win against Foothill Tech

CIF D4 Playoffs: Beat Paso Robles 15-3 in the Wildcard Round, Carpinteria 11-7 in the 1st round, and Cabrillo/Lompoc in the 2nd round, before falling 7-11 to Downey High in the quarterfinals. This was the deepest tennis playoff appearance in recorded school history.

Award Winners: Co-MVPs – Ryan Purkait, Kai Suzuki, Coach’s Award – Kovid Mishra

Graduates: Kovid Mishra (UNLV), Sherlock Jian (Illinois)

2018

Season Record: 14-2

Highest Ranking: #8 in CIF D4

Best Win: Defeated Thacher, 10-8

CIF D4 Playoffs: Matched deepest playoff run in team history with a second-consecutive CIF Quarterfinals appearance. Defeated Lompoc, Quartz Hill, and Rio Mesa before falling to Laguna Beach in the battle of the Lagunas. Laguna Beach would go on to win the CIF title.

Award Winners: 

Graduates: Alex Furukawa (Santa Clara), Victor Liu (Brandeis), Jason Barnick (Boulder), Kelvin Chen (UC San Diego), Conor Scheinberg

2017

Season Record: 13-3

Highest Ranking: #5 in CIF D4

Best Win: Foothill Tech on games to keep our freelance playoff hopes alive.

CIF D4 Playoffs: Beat Paso Robles 15-3 in the Wildcard Round, Carpinteria 11-7 in the 1st round, and Cabrillo/Lompoc in the 2nd round, before falling 7-11 to Downey High in the quarterfinals. This was the deepest tennis playoff appearance in recorded school history.

Award Winners: Alex Furukawa – MVP, Tony Xu – Most Improved, Kai Nakamura – Coaches’ Award

Graduates: Eric Chen (tbd)

2016

Season Record: 12-4

Highest Ranking: #10 in CIF D4

Best Win: Santa Ynez, for the first time in team history

CIF D4 Playoffs: Did not qualify on technicality (explanation)

Award Winners: Phillip Hicks – MVP, Victor Liu – Most Improved, Kelvin Chen – Coach’s Award

Graduates: Phillip Hicks (Yale University), Atty Roddick (University of Colorado at Boulder), Kylan Tyng (New York University), Wakelin McNeel (University of Wisconsin)

Laguna Seniors 2016

2015

Season Record: 13-3

Best Win: Templeton, 76-73 on games in the wildcard round of CIF Playoffs

CIF D4 Playoffs: Won the match at Templeton on games, then competed the next day at Buckley, losing 68-70 on games

Award Winners: Phillip Hicks – Most Valuable Player, Atty Roddick – Most Improved, Coach’s Award – Martin Barnick

Graduates: Martin Barnick (Boulder), Connor Elmore (SBCC), Cooper Farrell (Boulder)

2014

Season Record: 11-5

Best Win: Rio Mesa, a D2 playoff team by an 11-7 score

CIF D4 Playoffs: Defeated Cajon High 11-7 in the first round, before falling to CIF semifinalists Corona/Centennial in the round-of-16.

Award Winners: Tristan Prinz – Most Valuable Player, Atty Roddick – Most Improved, Ben Furukawa – Coach’s Award

Graduates: Tristan Prinz (UCLA), Ben Furukawa (University of Washington), Dalton Smith (Ole Miss), Conrad Perry (Mines)

2013

Season Record: 13-2

Best Win: Cate, the CIF quarterfinalists, two times in regular season play to take the Condor League Title

CIF D4 Playoffs: Beat Westminster on games in the first round, before falling to CIF semifinalists Santa Ynez in the round-of-16

Award Winners: Ben Furukawa – Most Valuable Player, Martin Barnick – Most Improved, Eddie Conk – Coach’s Award

Graduates: Eddie Conk (Berkeley), Benji Sorensen (Brigham Young), Justin Palmer (Berkeley), Brendon Nylen (Hamilton)

2012

Season Record: 8-5

CIF D4 Playoffs: Finished 3rd in Condor League play, missing the playoffs

Award Winners: Most Valuable Player – Tristan Prinz, Most Improved – Ben Furukawa, Coach’s Award – Alex Greer

Graduates: Alex Greer (Dartmouth), Alex Shirokow-Louden (American), Justin Shand (UPenn/Wharton School of Business)

2011

Season Record: 5-7

Best Win: Thacher, ending an 11-year drought against the Condor League rival from Ojai

CIF D4 Playoffs: Finished 3rd in Condor League play, missing the playoffs

Award Winners: Troy Ritter – Most Valuable Player, Benji Sorensen – Most Improved, Justin Palmer – Coach’s Award

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Graduates: Ian Carradine (Hamilton)

2010

Season Record: 4-8

CIF D4 Playoffs: Finished 4th in Condor League play, missing the playoffs

Award Winners: Max Hong – Most Valuable Player, Troy Ritter – Most Improved

Graduates: Max Hong (Cal Poly SLO)