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Breakers competing in boys’ tennis postseason

The Laguna Beach High boys’ tennis team opened the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs Thursday with a home match against Mayfair.

With a win, the Breakers are scheduled to play a second-round match against either San Gabriel or Buckley at 3 p.m. Saturday.

However, that match may actually take place today. Tennis coaches have been scrambling to avoid conflicts, as there are several United States Tennis Assn. Nationals tournaments set for Saturday.

Laguna Beach Coach Aaron Talarico said Breakers standout singles player Jake Michaels is scheduled to play in a tournament in Texas this weekend. But if there is a conflict with a CIF second-round match, Talarico said Michaels will play for the Breakers instead.


Laguna Beach, which also features Orange Coast League singles champion Chris Lavery and doubles finalists Rex Miller and Mikey Rubel, was ranked No. 6 in the final Division IV coaches’ poll.

"” Matt Szabo