The St. Joseph girls tennis team defeated Bakersfield Centennial in the semifinals of the CIF Central Section Division 2 playoffs at the Santa Maria Country Club on Thursday.

The Knights, seeded second, will play the winner of the Atascadero-Sanger match for the championship. If Sanger beats Atascadero, the Knights will travel there. If Atascadero wins, St. Joseph would host the CIF title match, likely at the country club on Tuesday.

The Knights advanced to the semifinals with Tuesday's win over El Diamante.