This is the third in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools during the 2012-13 year. This installment is Burroughs High:
When the Burroughs High boys' tennis team lost its best player, senior Garrett Auproux, to an injury midway through the season, hopes for a Pacific League championship dimmed for the Indians.
However, the team's players rallied and the Indians captured that league title. The championship was a high point among sports teams at Burroughs during the 2012-13 campaign.
In addition to the team championship, Indians players also secured league singles and doubles championships.
With Auproux out of the picture, Sawyer Patterson, a sophomore, defeated Hoover's Oleg Simonyan, 6-3, 6-4, to take the singles title at the league finals.
Patterson also did well in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tournament at the University of Redlands. He notched a 6-0, 6-0 win against David Gonzalez of Kaiser and then defeated Eric West of Shadow Hills, 6-1, 6-1. He was then defeated by Victor Brown of Ayala, 6-2, 6-2.