Either Stratman or Decker-Sadowski to be two-time champ

Thursday’s Channel League singles championship will be decided by two past champions, pitting defending champion Lauren Stratman against 2007 champion Rachel Decker-Sadowski after the pair won semifinal matches in straight sets on Tuesday.

Dos Pueblos’ Stratman eliminated Santa Barbara’s Ari Beckerman in one semifinal while Santa Barbara teammates Decker-Sadowski and Grace Flintermann battled in the other.

Flintermann had closed out a 6-3, 7-5 quarterfinal victory over San Marcos’ Caitlin Mannix earlier on Tuesday to reach the semifinals.

Monday and Tuesday’s early rounds were played at Santa Barbara High, while Thursday’s final will shift to Knowlwood Tennis Club in Montecito at 2 p.m..