Relegated to a wild-card berth to start the postseason, the La Cañada boys’ tennis team had a tough road ahead of it if it hoped to have a deep playoff run.
However, the Spartans’ depth has helped them thrive in the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs.
La Cañada, which finished third in the Rio Hondo League, has beaten two league champions to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.
The Spartans (17-6) hosted Palm Desert in a quarterfinal contest Wednesday. Results weren’t available at press time.
La Cañada earned a spot in the quarters by defeating Beverly Hills, 10-8, Friday in a second-round match at home. The Normans won the Ocean League championship.