Search:

Santa Margarita, Cypress receive No. 1 seeds in playoffs

STAFF WRITER

The CIF-Southern Section released its brackets for the upcoming boys tennis playoffs on Monday, and in Divisions 1 through 4, Orange County teams were awarded one of the top two seeds.

Top-ranked University was named the No. 2 overall seed behind San Marino in Division 1. The Trojans finished the regular season with a 17-1 record, with its lone loss coming against San Marino, 8-10, back on February 23. University will host Campbell Hall in Wednesday’s first round, with potential matchups with Los Alamitos and Peninsula looming in the quarters and semifinals.

Corona del Mar (15-4) is the No. 6 seed in the bracket and is likely to run into Mira Costa in the quarters, a team it lost to, 8-10, on March 10.

Reigning Division 2 champ, Santa Margarita, again received the division’s top seed after posting a 21-2 regular season campaign. San Clemente (13-2) joins the Eagles on the top half of the bracket as the No. 4 seed, setting up a potential all-Orange County semifinal next week.

Empire League co-champs, Cypress and Valencia, were named the top two seeds in Division 3 and appear to be on a crash course for a rematch of the 2015 CIF final. The Centurions (19-1) and Tigers (14-3) are about as evenly matched as two teams could possibly be. Two of their last three meetings have produced 9-9 score lines, and both those matches were ultimately decided by a single game. Valencia edged out Cypress, 83 games to 82, in last season’s memorable championship finale.

In Division 4, Laguna Beach (16-2) enters the postseason as the No. 2 seed in its bracket.

First round play for all divisions begins Wednesday and is followed by second round action on Friday afternoon. Quarterfinal play is scheduled for next Monday, semifinals on Wednesday, and championship matches will be held at the Claremont Club next Friday, May 20.


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 


SoCal Prep Legends
Search Players


Basketball:

Huntington Beach 59, Marina 35 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Basketball:

Huntington Beach 69, Marina 37 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Soccer:

Mater Dei 0, Santa Margarita 0 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed

Basketball:

Newport Harbor 49, Fountain Valley 34 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Soccer:

Woodbridge 1, Corona del Mar 3 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed

Soccer:

Sonora 0, Sunny Hills 2 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed

Basketball:

Los Alamitos 53, Marina 35 - 08:00 4th QT - Completed

Soccer:

St. John Bosco 0, Santa Margarita 1 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed

Soccer:

Newport Harbor 3, Los Alamitos 2 - 15:19 2nd Half - Completed

Soccer:

Santa Margarita 4, JSerra 1 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed