League champions San Marcos, Cate at home to start CIF

Channel League singles champion Yuka Perera leads San Marcos into the CIF playoffs.

Channel League singles champion Yuka Perera leads San Marcos into the CIF playoffs.

Five local girls tennis teams learned their CIF draws on Monday. Two of them, Channel League champion San Marcos and Tri-Valley League champion Cate, host first-round matches on Wednesday.

San Marcos (16-1) welcomes Santa Margarita to the Royals’ courts. The winner moves on to likely face Mira Costa, the No. 3-ranked team in Division 1.

CIF DIVISION 1 BRACKET || DIVISION 2 BRACKET

Santa Barbara High must travel for its first-round match. The Dons are at Marlborough, who finished second to Harvard-Westlake in the Mission League, on Wednesday.

Dos Pueblos is also hosting a playoff match. The third-place team from the Channel League is playing a wild-card match against South Pasadena on Tuesday for the chance to face the division’s No. 2 overall seed Corona del Mar on Wednesday.

In the Division 2 bracket, Cate (12-1) hosts a wild-card winner in the Rams’ first-round test. Fullerton and Trabuco Hills meet on Tuesday to decide who travels to Carpinteria.

Carpinteria will be active in Tuesday’s wild-card round. The Warriors, recent Division-5 champions in 2012 and 2013 now playing in Division 2, drew a road match at Crescenta Valley on Tuesday.

 

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