Huskies eliminate the Vikings
October 9, 2008
South Tahoe High’s bid to become the first girls’ tennis team in school history to qualify for state came to an end on Thursday.
Despite three doubles victories by Savannah Cherry and Lindsey Buchanan-Martin, the Vikings were eliminated by Reno 14-4 in the Northern Nevada regional semifinals in Reno.
Huskies’ singles players Shelly Tone, Gina Bradley and Costanza Ponce De Leon completed a nine-set sweep against the Vikings. Vikings’ No. 1 singles player Jenny Wiseman, a senior, nearly beat Bradley in the third round, losing 7-5.
Hannah Kropf and Amanda Rives earned the Vikings’ other point, winning their first-round doubles match, 6-4. Their win coupled with Cherry and Buchanan-Martin’s opening-round victory kept the Vikings close at 4-2 after the first round.
“The Vikings played tough in every match,” said STHS coach Jenny Clark. “I am proud of South Tahoe girls and their awesome season.”
The Vikings finished with a 9-3 record. South Tahoe’s players can now focus on next week’s individual tournament in Carson City. “We still have state in our sights,” Clark said.
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