Two-time reigning CIF-Southern Section girls tennis champion San Marino goes into the playoffs unseeded, but Pasadena Poly and Maranatha both earned seeds on Monday.
The Panthers are seeded fourth in Division 3 and the Minutemen third in Division 5. San Marino has made the move from Division 2, where it won the last two titles, to Division 1.
A look at San Gabriel Valley-area matches: Tuesday’s wild-card
Division 1 San Marcos at La Canada Division 2 Estancia at Ayala
Santa Maria St. Joseph at Glendora Division 3 Lakewood at West Covina Division 4 St. Monica at La Serna
Whittier at Lakewood St. Joseph
Antelope Valley at El Monte
Ontario Christian vs. St. Lucy’s at Damien
Covina at North Torrance
Ramona Convent at Wilson
San Gabriel at Arlington
Arroyo at Woodcrest Christian Division 5 Santa Paula at Whittier Christian
Azusa at Fairmont Prep
Beaumont at Gladstone
Pomona at Foothill Tech
Don Lugo at La Puente
Wednesday’s first round
Division 1 Mater Dei at San Marino
South Pasadena at San Clemente
San Marcos/La Canada winner at No. 2 seed University Division 2 Mission Viejo at Arcadia
Estancia/Ayala winner at La Reina
Temecula Valley at South Hills
Santa Maria St. Joseph/Glendora winner at Hart Division 3 Lakewood/West Covina winner at No. 1 Redlands
Westridge at Lompoc Cabrillo
Paramount at Walnut
Orcutt Academy/Milken Community at No. 4 Pasadena Poly
Chino at Yucaipa Division 4 Ridgecrest Burroughs/Grand Terrace winner at Rosemead
Chino Hills at Riverside Notre Dame
St. Monica/La Serna winner at Westminster La Quinta
Rancho Alamitos/J.W. North winner at Rowland
Lancaster at Keppel
Whittier/Lakewood St. Joseph winner at No. 4 West Torrance
Antelope Valley/El Monte winner at No. 3 Garden Grove
Alhambra at Summit
Ontario Christian/St. Lucy’s winner at Flintridge Sacred Heart
Covina/North Torrance winner at Bishop Montgomery
Ramona Convent/Wilson winner at California
San Gabriel/Arlington winner at No. 2 South Torrance
Arroyo/Woodcrest Christian winner at k
Santa Paula/Whittier Christian winner at No. 1 Orange
Azusa/Fairmont Prep winner at Garey
Shadown Hills/Westminster winner at Sierra Vista
Beaumont/Gladstone winner at No. 3 Maranatha
Pomona/Foothill Tech winner at Yucca Valley
Don Lugo/La Puente winner at Webb
San Marino’s Devon Jack and La Canada’s Ally and Cassie McKenzie won Rio Hondo League individual tennis championships at Live Oak Park in Temple City.
Jack scored a 6-0, 6-0 win over Molly Round of South Pasadena in the finals.
“I tried very hard to never lose focus,” Jack said. “My coach taught me to always respect your opponent and never underestimate their abilities regardless of what level you are playing.”
Emily Hsaio of San Marino beat Sawa Keymeulen of South Pasadena for third place.
The McKenzie sisters defeated San Marino’s Madeleine Gandawidjaja and Sophia Lee 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Serena Lin and Katherine Wu of Temple City defeated Sabrina Lieu and Maddi Schmidt of San Marino 4-6, 6-4, 21-19 for third place.
San Marino has won eight consecutive league team titles.
LA CANADA >> League champions find a way to dig deep and pull out victories.
Somehow, that is what South Pasadena High School did in its Rio Hondo League volleyball showdown against La Canada on Tuesday afternoon.
The senior-laden Spartans, playing their final regular-season home game, certainly found a way that made the league-champion Tigers figure that out in the fifth game. La Canada rallied from a 20-9 deficit in the fourth game to force a final fifth game.
“We were all very mad,” South Pasadena senior Sophia Hathaway said. “We shouldn’t have gone (five). We came out mad and said we were not going to lose that game. We were going to do anything it took to win.”
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