LA CRESCENTA — For Sarah Wiggins, the result of Thursday afternoon's Pacific League tennis match versus Burroughs wasn't quite as crucial as continuing to progress her young team moving forward.
The coach of the Crescenta Valley boys' tennis squad went with the strategic move of focusing her resources and attention on doubles play and trying new things for upcoming matches, figuring that defending Pacific League co-champion Burroughs would dominate singles play and ultimately win.
And the Indians were plenty dominant, giving up four singles games total and taking all nine sets from Crescenta Valley, which didn't fare as well as Wiggins wanted in the 14-4 lopsided league win for visiting Burroughs.
"If we had played straight up, we might have won a few more games," said Wiggins of her decision to put singles players in doubles. "But it was worth the risk to get some information."
No. 1 singles player Garrett Auproux set the tone for Burroughs (2-1), sweeping his three sets against Crescenta Valley's Jonathan Woo, Justin Kim and Arin Abrahamian.