BURBANK — It was a successful showing for a group of local boys' tennis players in the 2013 Pacific League Tournament.
A year ago, Burroughs High's Sawyer Patterson defeated Hoover's Oleg Simonyan, 6-3, 6-4, to take the singles title at the league final.
The Indians also received a league title from the doubles squad of Michael Whelan and Calvin Fox, which rebounded to notch a 5-7, 7-5, 10-6, victory against cross-town rivals Keon Park and Clayton Pauff of Burbank.
All five local players earned All-Area accolades. But of that group, only one returns for the 2014 campaign, and he is from Burroughs.
One big drawback for the teams this year is that the Pacific League season has been pushed up. In fact, the Indians and Bulldogs both opened the league campaign Tuesday, as neither had a chance to play any nonleague contests.