Grant, Mackall, doubles take CIF tournament by storm

Santa Barbara High’s Chris Grant swept three straight rounds and doubles Cooper Matthieson/Graham Maassen and Morgan Hale/Jack Damen combined for 8 wins in the CIF Southern Section Tournament held at Cate School on Friday.

Grant and both doubles teams advanced to the final round in the CIF individual tournament after their commanding performances.

Also advancing to the finals is Cate’s Blake Mackall.

The championship round will be held at the Seal Beach Tennis Club from May 26-28.

Singles –
Round 1: Chris Grant (SBHS) def. Evan Edwards (Nordhoff) 6-1, 6-0
Round 2: Chris Grant def. Connor Treacy (Santa Monica) default
Round 3: Chris Grant def. Eli Whittle (Arroyo Grande) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-0).

Doubles –
Round 1: Cooper Matthieson / Graham Maassen (SBHS) had a bye
Round 2: Matthieson / Maassen def. Ben Willner / Charlie Werman (Viewpoint) 6-3, 6-4
Round 3: Matthieson / Maassen def. Joey Sander / Bret Meier (Camarillo) 6-1 , 6-3.

Round 1: Morgan Hale / Jack Damen (SBHS) had a bye
Round 2: Hale / Damen def. Gasper Macalutas / Anders Jannson (Valencia) 6-0, 6-4
Round 3: Hale / Damen def. Jeffrey Bu / Harrison Kalt (Harvard/Westlake) 2-6, 6-1, 10-4