Wildcats get first-round bye, open playoffs on May 8

The Taft High boys’ tennis team was seeded No. 1 in Division III on Monday.

Lemoore was seeded 2, Delano 3, Yosemite 4, Dinuba 5, Reedley 6, Mt. Whitney 7, Selma 8 and Edison 9.

Edison will play at Selma Thursday. The winner will come to Taft for a quarterfinal match at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Semis will be Thursday, May 10, and Valley finals Wednesday May 16.

Taft was the only Kern County school to receive a No. 1 seed. In Division I, Stockdale was seeded 3, Liberty 7, Bakersfield Christian 8 and East 10. In Division II, Bakersfield was seeded 3, West 5, Garces 10 and Centennial 11.

In Division IV, Foothill was seeded 3, Wasco 6, Highland 7 and Arvin 8. In Division V, Golden Valley was seeded 6.