COSTA MESA — Michael Chantos won his last set of the day.
Then, he braced himself.
His Costa Mesa High boys' tennis teammates sprinted onto the court and piled on top of Chantos.
For the first time in a while, the Mustangs are near the top of the heap.
Costa Mesa edged cross-town rival Estancia, 10-8, in the Orange Coast League match Monday at Costa Mesa High. The Mustangs clinched at least second place in league and their first CIF Southern Section Division IV playoff appearance since 2006.
They weren't done after the mass celebration on court, either. After finding a bucket of ice water to pour on top of Coach Jan Migaki, they found another one and did the same to Chantos. Mesa's No. 3 singles player earned it after edging Estancia's Jared Payzant, 7-5, in the final set on court, although Mesa also had enough games should the final score have been deadlocked at nine sets apiece.