Rain stalls team tennis semifinals
Storms that swept through the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday led to postponements of most of the Central Section team tennis semifinals.
Only Division III got its matches in, with top-seeded Central Valley Christian advancing to the final with a 6-3 victory over No. 4 Delano that featured wins in singles and doubles from Bailey Gong.
The Cavaliers will host No. 2 Immanuel on Wednesday for the title after the second-seeded Eagles beat No. 4 Taft 4-1. All other matches were rescheduled for Tuesday.
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In D-I, top-seeded Clovis West and No. 4 Stockdale pushed their match back to Tuesday before taking the court. No. 2 Bullard, the defending D-I champion, and No. 3 Clovis North were tied 3-3 through singles when rain halted the match before doubles could start. The Knights and Broncos will resume at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The other semifinals — No. 3 Hanford West at No. 2 Memorial and No. 9 El Diamante and No. 4 Tehachapi in D-II, No. 5 Selma at No. 1 Yosemite and No. 3 Roosevelt at No. 2 Chowchilla in D-IV — will be played Tuesday, as well the D-V final pitting No. 7 Liberty-Madera Ranchos at No. 1 Granite Hills.
Tennis’ postseason continues today with the North, Central and South area individual tournaments at Buchanan, Golden West and Wasco, respectively.
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in a 3-0 win over Roosevelt, while the Wildcats swept Reedley behind 11 kills fromZachery Geston
• Buchanan completed a 10-0 run through the TRAC with a victory over Clovis North that featured 31 assists and nine digs fromTaj Sangha
had 10 kills and six assists to help Sanger beat Memorial 25-7, 25-11, 25-11 and finish 10-0 in the CMAC.
three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Selma over Kingsburg 7-5 for the Bears’ school-record 25th win of the season.
• Hoover and Bullard tied for the Fresno Unified League title at 11-1 after the Patriots beat Fresno 11-7 behind four goals fromJurnee Fernandez
, while the Knights edged McLane 17-16.