Paloma Valley’s Brooklyn Berni returns a shot against Maranatha in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Div. 4 girls’ tennis playoffs. Valley News/Courtesy photo

While volleyball and football have pulled in most of the headlines for local prep sports, there are still quite a few teams duking it out in the playoffs for girls’ tennis and boys’ water polo. This past Friday, Nov. 4, the second round of the CIF Southern Section girls’ tennis second-round playoffs matches got underway, and three local teams remain in the hunt.

In Division 3, Vista Murrieta defeated Capistrano Valley 12-6, advancing to play against Agoura in quarterfinal action this week.

After defeating Capistrano Valley 12-6, Vista Murrieta advanced to play against Agoura in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals this week. Valley News/Courtesy photo

In Division 4, Paloma Valley fought to a 9-9 tie against Ontario Christian, and advanced by winning 82-75 on games. The Wildcats then hosted Maranatha in the quarterfinal round, but after going toe-to-toe to a 9-9 tie in that matchup as well, Paloma Valley fell 82-80 in games.

Paloma Valley fell to Maranatha in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Div. 4 girls’ tennis playoffs Monday, Nov. 7. Valley News/File photo

In Division 5, Citrus Hill (Perris) took down Schurr High School 12-6, and are on the road to face Villanova Prep this week. All matches start at 2 p.m. Sites and times are subject to change.

As for the local teams still swimming their way to the top of the postseason brackets, Hemet is the only team that advanced to the next round after beating Whitney High School 18-5 in their Division 6 matchup. The Bulldogs will travel to face Savanna Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the semifinals. Matches are at 5 p.m. Times and sites are subject to change.

Here are the remaining scores from CIF Southern Section boys’ water polo quarterfinal playoff matches involving area teams.



Yucaipa – 12, Vista Murrieta – 10


Hemet – 18, Whitney – 5

Savanna – 10, Tahquitz – 9

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JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.