Kazanjian, who lost, 6-1, rebounded quickly, and didn't drop a game in his next two sets against Levine Ching and Trevor Ching.
"Obviously, I had an easier time with the other two sets," Kazanjian said. "My shots were better, and I was able to adjust to the heat."
St. Francis' Chris Grosuevar and Kristian Esteve also dropped their sets to Battaglia, 6-4, 6-3, respectively, but like Kazanjian, had little trouble getting past the rest of the lineup. Grosuevar won a pair of 6-3 sets, while Esteve had an easier day in his 6-1, 6-0 showing.
"The kids played consistent, like always," said St. Francis Coach Ron Zambrano, whose squad defeated the Celts in their first meeting as well, 13-5. "Their No. 2 was out so that may have played into it a little."
The solid play from the singles game was perhaps overshadowed by the doubles pairings of the Golden Knights (5-3, 3-2), who gave up just four games combined.
Darren Kumitake, who split time with a pair of teammates, led the way with a 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 day over Crespi's duos of James Tam and Tyler Clemensen, Aidan McGarrigle and Austin West and Mike Nassour and Nick DeBeky.
"Against Loyola, we didn't get anything from doubles, so it goes back and forth," Zambrano said. "Overall, the kids played well."
St. Francis' No. 1 pairing of Greg Pak and Daniel Gong dropped one game to West and McGarrigle as they cruised 6-0, 6-1, 6-0.
Golden Knights Chris Norhadian and Armen Ter-Zacarian lost one game apiece in their three sets.
"Hopefully, we keep playing well and keep fighting for that third spot [in Mission League]," Zambrano said.