05/16/2014 Update: According to Ray Moore, Athletic Director of Vista Murrieta High School, “The 2nd Round CIF Boys Tennis Match between Aliso Niguel HS and Vista Murrieta HS has been postponed due to poor air quality and blowing ash.
The match has been rescheduled with the agreement of coaches and administration from both schools for Monday, May 19 @ 3:00 pm.”
Pairings for the 2014 CIF Southern Section-Ford Boys Team Tennis Championships, presented by Farmers were released this week. Competition among the 201 entries got underway Tuesday with wild card contests. Six Valley teams will be competing in playoffs.
Round One is Wednesday, May 14; Round Two is Friday, May 16. Quarter Finals are Monday, May 19; Semi Finals are Wednesday, May 21. All matches are scheduled for a 3 pm start. Finals will be held Friday May 23 at the Claremont Club; 11 am start time.
DIVISION 3 (32-Team Bracket with 38 entries). Top seeds are:
1. Placentia/Valencia (19-1), Empire League Champion
2. San Luis Obispo (21-2), PAC-7 League Champion
3. Cypress (17-3), Empire League Runner-up
4. Aliso Niguel (11-1), Sea View League Champion
#6 Great Oak (19-1) was undefeated in Southwestern League (10-0). They are ranked behind Oaks Christian.
- Round One:
Temecula Valley, Southwestern #3 travels to Rancho Cucamonga, Baseline #1. Winner faces winner of (Arroyo Grande, PAC 7 #2 vs Torrance, Pioneer #2)
Vista Murrieta, Southwestern #2 hosts Oakwood, Liberty #2. Winner most likely faces #4 Aliso Niguel, Sea View #1
Great Oak, Southwestern #1 hosts winner of Wild Card “E” (Lakewood, Moore #3 vs Los Osos, Baseline At-Lg). Winner most likely faces Buckley, Liberty #1.
DIVISION 4 (32-Team Bracket, 47 entries). Top seeds are:
1. JW North (17-1), Inland Valley league Champion
2. Cate (11-5), Condor league Champion
3. Redlands (13-4), Citrus Belt League Champion
4. Santiago/Corona (15-2), Big VIII League Champion
Heritage (14-5) was undefeated in Sunbelt League (10-0).
- Wild Card Round, Tuesday May 13.
“G” Elsinore, Sunbelt #2 hosts Rancho Verde, Inland Valley #4. Winner faces Santiago, Big VIII #1.
“H” Temescal Canyon, Sunbelt #3 travels to Burroughs, Desert Sky #2. Winner faces Redlands, Citrus Belt #1.
- Round One, Wednesday, May 14
Heritage, Sunbelt #1 hosts winner of Wild Card “N” (Downey, San Gabriel Valley #2 vs Vista Del Lago, Inland Valley At-Lg)