The Elsinore girls’ tennis team received the No. 1 seed for the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Lady Tigers were one of nine teams from the area to earn a seed when the playoff brackets were released Monday October, 30. Elsinore (16-1) will host Covina’s Charter Oak High School (10-5) or Rowland Heights (14-6) in Wednesday’s first round. The Tigers advanced to the semifinal round last season.
Sunbelt League neighbor, Temescal Canyon, is seeded second in Division 5, but will start play in the wild-card due to the plethora of qualified teams. The Lady Titans (14-3) will host Ontario early this week, with the winner moving on to play at Rubidoux (11-4). Hemet (17-1) is seeded third in Division 4 and will host Lakewood Mayfair (11-5) or Oxnard Hueneme (6-6). The Bulldogs were the Division 5 runner-up last season.
Murrieta Valley (15-2) of the Southwestern League will represent the area in the elite Division 1 bracket, playing host to Aliso Niguel (7-9).
CIF-SS Girls’ Tennis Playoffs (First match for local teams listed below. Matches at 2 p.m. unless noted.)
First-round match: Aliso Niguel at Murrieta Valley.
Wild-card match: Yucaipa at Temecula Valley.
First-round match: San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s at Great Oak.
Wild-card matches: Le Lycee (L.A.) at San Jacinto; Linfield Christian at North.
First-round matches: Charter Oak (Covina) or Rowland Heights at Elsinore; Mayfair or Hueneme at Hemet; Linfield Christian or North at Alta Loma.
Wild-card matches: Paloma Valley at Grand Terrace, 1 p.m.; Ontario at Temescal Canyon
First-round match: Ontario or Temescal Canyon at Rubidoux