By Luke Holthouse
Today’s matchup at Santa Barbara may be the best indicator of where the boys’ tennis team stands for this season’s CIF Playoffs.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Jeffrey Bu ’12 said. “It’s a really important match in terms of what we get seeded for CIF.”
The Wolverines are currently ranked third in Div. I while Santa Barbara is ranked fifth.
Jackson Frons ’12 said a win could jump the team to the second seed and set it up for a rematch with University High School in the final while a loss would drop them to the fourth spot and force them to play University in the semifinals.
University is expected to claim the top seed in the Southern Section.
The Trojans beat Harvard-Westlake twice earlier this season and also defeated the Wolverines in the Championship match of CIF playoffs last year.
If the Wolverines meet University in the final, Bu said this year’s team might have a better shot at pulling an upset because some of the Trojans’ top players are injured.
But even if the Wolverines are unable to upset the Trojans in playoffs and win CIF, they are still expected win league for the 16th straight season.
The team is 7-0 so far in league with three games remaining before playoffs.