Three County Teams Vie for Tennis Playoff Spots

Three Orange County tennis teams have to win today to reach the first round of the Southern Section 3-A playoffs.

Sonora, which was third in the Freeway League, plays H.H. Wilson, which was third in the Sierra League. The winner plays Mater Dei in the first round Thursday.

Katella, which was third in the Empire League, plays at Corona, the Ivy League's third-place team. The winner plays Claremont, the fourth-seeded team, Thursday.

Connelly, which finished third in the Angelus League, plays Laguna Beach, the third-place team in the Pacific Coast League. The winner plays at Alhambra Thursday.

All matches start at 3:15 p.m.

Corona del Mar, champions of the Sea View League, is the second-seeded team in the 4-A tennis division. San Gorgonio plays at Corona del Mar Thursday.

Sunset League champion Edison, the third-seeded team, opens against Mission Viejo.

Orange League champion Valencia is the fourth-seeded team in 2-A and opens against Los Amigos.

In volleyball:

Pacific Coast champion Woodbridge, the third-seeded team in 5-A, plays Estancia in the first round Thursday. Newport Harbor, the Sea View League co-champion and fourth-seeded team, plays Culver City.

Laguna Hills faces top seed and defending Southern Section and state champion Mira Costa. All matches start at 7:30 p.m.

In 4-A, Irvine is the only seeded county team. Irvine, the South Coast League champions, is seeded second and opens against Edison Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Torrance is the top-seeded team.

In 3-A, Freeway League champion Sunny Hills is second seeded and La Habra, the Freeway's second-place team, is seeded third. Nordhoff is seeded first.

Orange League champion Magnolia is top seeded in the 2-A.

In water polo:

Corona del Mar, the Sea View League champion, is top seeded in the 4-A division. Newport Harbor, which finished second in the same league, is seeded second. Freeway League champion Sunny Hills is third.

Defending champion El Dorado is top seeded in the 3-A. San Clemente, champions of the South Coast League, is third.

Costa Mesa, Pacific Coast League champion, is the top-seeded team in 2-A.

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