TEN: Dons, Jivkov advance in CIF Individual Tournament

Graham Maassen of Santa Barbara and Petar Jivkov of San Marcos advanced out of the preliminary rounds of the CIF-SS Individual Tennis Championships on Thursday in Carpinteria.

Maassen, the Channel League champion, received a first-round bye and then defeated Arroyo Grande’s Sean Hollister 6-2, 6-2 and Thousand Oaks’ Jayden Silpachai 7-5, 7-6.

Jivkov won three singles matches to earn a spot in next week’s round of 32 at Whittier Narrows.

Frontier League champion Spencer Ekola of Bishop Diego went 1-1 on Thursday. The freshman defeated Vahe Yacoubian of Pasadena AGBU (6-2, 6-3) and lost to top-seeded Corey Karen of Camarillo (6-1, 6-1).

In doubles, Channel League champions Jack Damen and Mitchell Kuhn of Santa Barbara defeated three opponents to advance to the round of 32.