Laguna Beach and Los Alamitos are the only two county teams seeded No. 1 in their divisions in the Southern Section girls' tennis playoff pairings that were announced Monday.
The playoffs start today with qualification matches, two of them involving county teams. In Division III, Fullerton (11-8) plays host to Los Altos (12-4), and in Division IV, Los Amigos (11-8) plays at Western (14-5). Both matches are at 2 p.m.
First-round matches start Thursday, and the finals in all five divisions are scheduled for Nov. 24.
Thirty county teams, including the three in the qualification round, are in the playoffs.
In Division II, Laguna Beach (19-1) is the only seeded team among the 11 county schools in the draw. The Pacific Coast League champion Artists open Thursday against Fountain Valley (10-10).
Los Alamitos (18-1), the defending Division III champion, is favored to repeat after cruising to its sixth consecutive Empire League title. The Griffins play host to Long Beach Poly (10-5) in their opening match Thursday. Also seeded is No. 3 Sunny Hills (17-6), the Freeway League winner.
The pairings: (Matches start at 2 p.m.) Division I First round Thursday Newport Beach at El Toro, Capistrano Valley at Santa Margarita, Agoura at Dana Hills, Beverly Hills at Corona del Mar Division II First round Thursday Fountain Valley at Laguna Beach, Apple Valley at Foothill, South Torrance at Edison, Costa Mesa at Redlands, Marina at Diamond Bar, Villa Park at Estancia, Laguna Hills at El Modena, San Gabriel at Rosary Division III Qualification round Tuesday Los Altos at Fullerton First round Thursday Long Beach Poly at Los Alamitos, Esperanza at Cerritos, Sonora at Corona Centennial, Moreno Valley-Norco winner at Sunny Hills, Corona at El Dorado, Los Altos-Fullerton winner at Burbank Division IV Qualification round Tuesday Los Amigos at Western First round Thursday Los Amigos-Western winner at San Jacinto, Barstow at Brea-Olinda, Santiago at La Serna, Murrietta Valley at La Quinta, Savanna at Chadwick Division V First round Thursday La Sierra at Whittier Christian