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High School Boys’ Tennis Playoffs : Singles Play Lifts Westlake Past Marina

Darin Pleasant won all three sets and Kane Lai won two of three sets to lead Westlake to a 10-8 victory over Marina in a Southern Section 4-A Division playoff Friday at Marina.

“I think our team could have done better,” Coach Jaime Baragas said. “I guess we didn’t concentrate that well. I think we were ready to win.”

Westlake was playing without Robert Light, its second-seeded singles player who was sidelined by the flu. Light is expected to return Tuesday when the Warriors face El Toro in the quarterfinals.

Burbank 14, St. John Bosco 4--The doubles team of Al Lewis and Ron Allen won all three of their sets to pace the Bulldogs to a Southern Section 3-A Division win at Lakewood Country Club.

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Burbank Coach Clyde Richards said Lewis and Allen played “the best tennis of their careers.”

Mark Nielsen and John Chun each swept three sets in singles play for Burbank (22-1), which advances to Tuesday’s quarterfinals against Laguna Beach. Burbank has won 15 consecutive matches.


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