Clovis News: Sports

Clovis West girls win pivotal tennis competition

Clovis West High's girls tennis team scored a landmark victory Saturday, positioning itself to be Division I's top playoff seed in the process.

The Golden Eagles finished 5-0 in round-robin play to win the Division I bracket of the Lewis Cup at Stockdale High in Bakersfield. It's the first time a Fresno-area school has won the Lewis Cup.

Clovis West beat Stockdale and Liberty-Bakersfield by 6-0 scores Saturday after opening the tournament Friday by defeating Bakersfield Christian 4-2, Clovis 6-0 and Garces on the sets tiebreaker (8-6) after tying in matches 3-3.

"What was nice about it is we've now played all the Division I schools that will probably be in the playoffs, and so far, we've been victorious," said Clovis West coach Mark Belman, whose team also has wins over Fresno-area D-I contenders Buchanan, Bullard and Memorial. "That's a good thing. Hopefully that will be enough to get us the No. 1 seed for Valley."

Tayler Piearcy and Kristen Lampe went 3-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Piearcy won her only match at No. 1 singles for Clovis West (12-4).

Girls water polo

Buchanan Invitational: Yosemite defeated Memorial 7-4 and downed Buchanan's A team 10-3 to win the title of the eight-team tournament.

Memorial beat Buchanan A 8-5 and was second.

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