The North Area’s top two boys singles players could potentially collide Thursday in the semifinals of the Central Section Division I team tennis playoffs.
Viran Batth leads defending D-I team champion and second-seeded Bullard against No. 3 Clovis North and Daly Meinert.
Batth is seeded second in the North Area individual tournament, while defending section singles champion Meinert is top seeded.
The winner of the Bullard-Clovis North match, scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at the Knights’ courts, advances to face top-seeded Clovis West or No. 4 Stockdale.
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Clovis West saw a streak of five straight D-I titles snapped last season by Bullard, which won its 14th section crown. Clovis West has 17 section titles.
The rest of Thursday’s semifinals:
• D-II: No. 3 Hanford West at No. 2 Memorial and No. 9 El Diamante at No. 4 Tehachapi.
• D-III: No. 4 Delano at No. 1 Central Valley Christian and No. 3 Taft at No. 2 Immanuel.
• D-IV: No. 5 Selma at No. 1 Yosemite and No. 3 Roosevelt and No. 2 Chowchilla
The D-V final features No. 7 Liberty-Madera Ranchos at No. 1 Granite Hills.
Finals in the others divisions are next Wednesday.