BURROUGHS HIGH — After reaching the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals last season, the Burroughs High and Arcadia boys' tennis teams came back this season with high expectations and brimming with confidence.
For starters, the Indians and Apaches figured to challenge for the top-two spots in the Pacific League, and their lofty goals don't stop there, as they planned to again make deep postseason runs in May.
Burroughs and Arcadia met for the second of two head-to-head season meetings Thursday. But if the Indians were going to avenge a loss earlier in the season against the Apaches, they would have to do so without No. 1 singles Garrett Auproux, the reigning All-Area Player of the Year and league singles champion.
Without Auproux, Burroughs fell to visiting Arcadia, 10-8.
Arcadia, ranked No. 2 in the latest Division II poll behind champion Palm Desert, improved to 14-0, 9-0 in league. Burroughs dropped to 7-2 overall and in league. The Apaches can wrap up the league championship with one win in their final three matches.