California Interscholastic Federation

Depth key for Canyon Crest netters in Thursday match with No. 1 Torrey Pines

Depth key for Canyon Crest netters in Thursday match with No. 1 Torrey Pines

CCA junior Luke Williams Courtesy

As the well-worn adage goes, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Turns out that there are multiple ways to build a solid high school tennis team as well. Sixth-year Head Coach Larry Belinsky has been going against the grain at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) and finding out that it works pretty well.

His CCA boys’ squad, after upsetting top-seeded Del Norte, finished second to perennial kingpin Torrey Pines in last spring’s CIF Open Division Championships. While Torrey Pines does things in more conventional fashion—relying on a band of elite players to dominate singles and utilizing a stable of reliable players and the...

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