The semifinal round of the state tournament will consist of three rounds of two-set matches to determine the teams that qualify to play in the championship match. Each of the four sectional winners will play 6 sets (two vs. each team) in the semifinal round. Placement into the final bracket will be determined by the won/loss records.
In the event that a tie should occur the appropriate procedure (a, b, c or d) listed below shall be followed to resolve the tie.
a. Breaking a win/loss record tie within the final match(es) (i.e. tie between seeds 1 and 2 OR tie between seeds 3 and 4). Use procedures ai-aiv in order; stop after the step that breaks the tie:
i. Head to head competition
ii. Point differential for sets between those two teams only
iii. Total point differential for those two teams
iv. Random draw or coin toss
b. Breaking a three-way win/loss record tie (i.e. tie between seed 1, 2, and 3 OR tie between 2, 3, and 4): Total point differential is used to determine seed #1 in the first example or seed #4 in the second example if possible; that team is then moved onto the final bracket (as seed 1 or seed 4, respectively). If two tied teams remain (seeds 2 and 3), move to procedure 3 to break this tie. If there is a three-way tie in total point differential or if there is a two-way tie in total point differential for seeds 1 and 2 or 3 and 4, three 25-point sets will be played to break the tie, after which the win/loss records (out of 2) will be considered first. If a tie still remains, then step 2 will be started again.
c. Breaking a win/loss record tie to determine the second team to play in a final match (Championship or Third Place) (i.e. tie between seeds 2 and 3 only) Use procedures 3ci-3cii in order; stop after the step that breaks the tie:
i. Head to head competition
ii. If the two teams split during pool play, then a tie still remains and one 25-point set will be played. Neither point differential between the two teams nor total point differential will be considered.
d. Breaking a four-way win/loss record tie (i.e. all 4 teams split and finish at 3-3): Total point differential is used to seed all four teams for two play-off sets to 25 points (1 v 4 and 2 v 3). Team 1 will play Team 4 with the winner advancing to the championship match; the loser to the third place match. Team 2 will play Team 3 with the winner advancing to the championship match; the loser to the third place match. If a tie in total point differential prevents the 1 v 4, 2 v 3 seeding procedure, the point differential between those tied teams from pool play will be used to break the tie for seeding, unless the net point spread is zero between those two teams. If a three-way tie in total point differential prevents the seeding of 1, 2 and 3 or 2, 3 and 4, then the net point differential for sets between those three teams only will be used to determine seed 1, 2 and 3 or seed 2, 3 and 4. In either case stated above, random draw or coin toss will determine the seeds for the play-off sets.