A singles player and a doubles girls' tennis team from Burbank High both received byes for the first round of their respective matches Monday in the CIF Southern Section Individuals Tournament.
While one was a scheduled bye, the other was unexpected.
While junior Lilit Vardanyan garnered a top seeding for the competition at Carpinteria High, earning her a bye, the senior doubles duo of Elizabeth Sanchez and Meredy Gharabegi received a walk-over in their opening match when their opponent failed to show up in the event at Cate High in Carpinteria.
After drawing a bye, Vardanyan faced Cameron Patterson of Marlborough in the second round. The Bulldog had little problem dispatching the No. 1 player from the Sunshine League, earning a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
In the third round, things got a little tougher for Vardanyan, as she faced local Kelsie Bryant of Carpinteria, the No. 1 player from the Frontier League. But Vardanyan, the Pacific League champion, was able to prevail with a 6-3, 7-5 victory.