BURROUGHS HIGH — With just two Pacific League wins coming into Tuesday's match with Burroughs High, the Burbank girls' tennis team faced a crucial scenario.
A loss to the cross-town rival Indians would all but extinguish the Bulldogs' hopes of making the postseason.
Although the teams battled to a stalemate through the first of three rounds, Burbank was able to come on in the final round to complete a 10-8 league victory against visiting Burroughs.
Burbank (4-7, 3-4 in league) has another tough league match at 3:30 p.m. today at home against Hoover (3-4 in league).
"We knew if we lost [Tuesday] it would be over for us getting to the playoffs," Burbank Coach Loi Phan said. "Now, that match against Hoover [today] is huge for us."
The win completes a season sweep against Burroughs (5-6, 3-5), which lost to Burbank the first time around, 12-6.
"It was a really strange first round of league, with a lot of teams beating each other," Burroughs Coach Roy Bernhardt said.