By Eric Terrazas, SGVN
Four area teams have secured their ticket to this year’s CIF-Southern Section girls tennis playoffs that start today.
Santa Fe High School, the Del Rio League’s top seed and ranked No. 9 in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division 4 poll, will begin its postseason run in Wednesday’s first-round game scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Chiefs will host the winner of today’s wild-card game between El Segundo and Hesperia.
La Serna, Whittier and El Rancho are the other Del Rio squads that also qualified for the Division 4 playoffs. All three will play wild-card games at 2 p.m. today.
The second-place Lancers will host Mayfair, the Suburban League’s third-place team. If La Serna, No. 10 ranked in Division 4, defeats the Monsoons, it will travel to Delphic League champion Windward for a Wednesday first-round match.
Whittier, the league’s third seed, will take on Knight, which finished third in the Golden League. That match will be held at Whittier’s Palm Park, 5703 Palm Ave. If the Cardinals prevail, they will visit Garden Grove League champion Garden Grove on Wednesday. Garden Grove is rated No. 4 in Division 4.
El Rancho, which earned an at-large berth, will travel to Norwalk, No. 2 ranked in the Suburban League. With a victory, the Dons will play Wednesday at Redlands, which won the Citrus Belt League crown and is ranked No. 3 in Division 4.
All Wednesday first-round contests are scheduled to start at 2 p.m.