Santa Ynez will start its quest for a Division IV water polo championship with a road trip today to fourth-seeded Dos Pueblos.
In other first-round pairings today, PAC-5 League champ Righetti hosts Oaks Christian of Westlake Village at Paul Nelson Aquatic Center; Arroyo Grande garners a road date against Malibu. Santa Maria's Los Padres League compatriots also open on Thursday, with champ Cabrillo hosting Newbury Park.
Like water polo, the Santa Ynez volleyball team opens its bid for a Division IIII-A at San Marino. Other local teams in the volleyball playoffs in action tonight include Los Padres champ Nipomo as it hosts Palos Verdes; San Luis Obispo plays at Glendora to face St. Lucy's in Division III-AA play.
Like St. Joseph, Valley Christian also opens CIF play at home, with the No. 2 seed of the Coast Valley League hosting Ventura County Christian.
Tennis play begins today with Morro Bay, the No. 3 of the Los Padres League, hosting California Academy of Math and Science in a Division V wild-card match.
Severl local teams will open tennis playoffs today, too.
Cabrillo garnered a home date in Division V by hosting all-girl school Archer Academy.
In Division II play, PAC-5 League champ Atascadero hosts San Marino, while San Luis Obispo hosts Sunny Hills of Fullerton and Arrroyo Grande travels to Marlborough of Los Angeles.
November 11, 2004