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Orcutt Academy's Nate Calhoun, playing with doubles teammate William Jin, left, hits a shot against Lompoc's Ricardo Gaicy and Hunter Terrones in a match at Hancock College last season. Jin and Calhoun helped the Spartans to a 7-2 win over Righetti on Monday.

The Orcutt Academy Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season with Monday's 7-2 victory over the Righetti Warriors in a non-league boys tennis match on the Alan Hancock Courts.

In singles, Matthew Lopez, Kenyon Childs, Kyle Quinlan, William Jin and Nathan Calhoun all posted straight set victories.

The Warriors got off to a strong start when No. 1 singles player Noah Ortiz defeated the Spartans’ No. 1 Troy Fulton 7-5, 6-3.

Then the Spartans grabbed the momentum when Lopez topped Ryan McGinty 6-1, 6-4, Childs went the distance before edging Ryan Shepperd 6-2, 2-6, 10-4, Quinlan swept Nick Brewer 6-0, 6-0, Jin also posted 6-0, 6-0 sets against Nathan Martin and Calhoun made it three-in a row with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Max Rhyne.

In doubles, Lopez and Childs defeated Ortiz and McGinty 8-3, Quinlan and Chris Gilbertson edged Shepperd and Brewer 8-5.

Righetti’s tandem of Mark Vieja and Mario Gonzales defeated Orcutt Academy’s Rafe Reylea and Skyler Grimnes 8-6.

Orcutt Academy has a bust week with four matches on the schedule through Saturday. The Spartans face Mission Prep Tuesday at the Hancock Courts, travel to Morro Bay on Thursday and then are off to Santa Monica Crossroads on Friday before heading to the First Serve Tournament Saturday in Huntington Beach.

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San Luis Obispo 16, Santa Ynez 2

The San Luis Obispo Tigers went a perfect 6-0 in the first round and kept on rolling to a non-league victory at Santa Ynez High School.

The match used the CIF Southern Section format where each player faces the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds from the opposing team.

Santa Ynez’s No. 1 double team, Ryan Rennick and Eric Mailes, picked up one of the Pirates points with a 6-1 set win over the SLO No. 3 team of Addie Hubbley and Carson Krueckel.

Santa Ynez’s No. 3 singles player, Andreas Jackson, picked up the Pirates’ other point with a 6-3 set over SLO’s Greg Thoms.

Santa Ynez is back on its home court Tuesday for a Channel League match against Dos Pueblos.

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Senior Sports Reporter

Elliott Stern has worked at Lee Central Coast Newspapers for the last 18 years after more than 30 years working in television and radio news and sports.