By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Bakersfield Christian's boys tennis team is favored to win its ninth consecutive Central Section championship after receiving the No. 1 seed in Division III when brackets were determined Monday in Porterville.
The Eagles are atop a four-team, all-Kern County bracket. Ridgeview is No. 2, followed by North and Delano. Because there are only four teams, the semifinals will run today with the section final Thursday in Division III.
All matches scheduled for 4 p.m.
No. 1 Clovis West, No. 2 Fresno-Bullard, No. 3 Clovis-Buchanan, No. 4 Stockdale and No. 5 Clovis East have byes
No. 11 Clovis North at No. 6 Liberty
No. 10 Visalia-El Diamante at No. 7 Garces
No. 9 Clovis at No. 8 Centennial
No. 1 Visalia-Redwood, No. 2 Sanger, No. 3 Hanford West, No. 4 Fresno-Memorial and No. 5 Visalia-Golden West
No. 11 West at No. 6 Porterville-Monache
No. 10 East at No. 7 Fresno-Sunnyside
No. 9 Tehachapi at No. 8 Porterville
Division III semifinals
No. 4 Delano at No. 1 Bakersfield Chr.
No. 3 North at No. 2 Ridgeview
Division IV quarterfinals
No. 1 Visalia-CVC, No. 2 Taft and No. 3 Wasco have byes
No. 5 Madera South at No. 4 Reedley-Immanuel
No. 1 Selma, No. 2 Liberty-Madera Ranchos and No. 3 Porterville-Granite Hills have byes
No. 13 Kerman at No. 4 Fresno-McLane
No. 12 Woodlake at No. 5 Fresno-Roosevelt
No. 11 Corcoran at No. 6 Strathmore
No. 10 Dos Palos |at No. 7 Orosi
No. 9 Coalinga at No. 8 Firebaugh
In Division I, Southwest Yosemite League champion Stockdale drew the No. 4 seed, behind Clovis West, Fresno-Bullard and Clovis-Buchanan. The Mustangs have a bye in today's first round, then open in Thursday's quarterfinals against No. 5 Clovis East.
Liberty is No. 6 and hosts Clovis North today, with the winner traveling to Buchanan on Thursday. No. 7 Garces plays No. 10 Visalia-El Diamante at home today, and No. 8 Centennial gets No. 9 Clovis.
Tehachapi is No. 9 in Division II and will play at No. 8 Porterville today. The winner gets top seed Visalia-Redwood.
Taft and Wasco are seeded Nos. 2 and 3 in Division IV behind Visalia-Central Valley Christian. Wasco will play at Taft in a semifinal Thursday.
The individual draw for the South Area tournament, which is Friday and Saturday in Wasco, was held late Monday.