Vikings to host tennis playoff match
October 6, 2008
Truckee had no answers for the top Vikings’ singles player and doubles team when the teams met back in September.
Jenny Wiseman won all three of her matches, as did the duo of Savannah Cherry and Lindsey Buchanan-Martin as South Tahoe rolled to a 14-4 girls’ tennis victory over the Wolverines.
The teams will meet again today at 3 p.m. in South Lake Tahoe with much more at stake. The winner will advance to the Northern 4A regional semifinals.
The Vikings have lost only twice in 10 matches – once to unbeaten Galena and the other on Thursday to Carson, which didn’t qualify for the postseason. The Vikings lost a tiebreaker to the Senators after the teams split 18 matches.
“The girls are very anxious to play after the tie match with Carson,” said STHS coach Jenny Clark. “(It) was a wake-up call that we have to stay focused.”
South Tahoe (8-2) only lost two singles matches and two doubles matches against the Wolverines in the previous meeting.
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Clark said her Vikings are striving to become the first STHS girls’ team to qualify for the state tournament. The semifinals are Thursday and the finals Friday. The two regional finalists qualify for state.
Meanwhile, the STHS boys’ team will travel to High Desert League champion Reno today for a playoff quarterfinal match.
The teams didn’t meet during the regular season after the Huskies’ switch from the Sierra Division to the High Desert Division.
The fourth-seeded Vikings (7-3) will try to pull the upset at noon today at Reno High School. The winner plays the survivor of the Galena-Spanish Springs match on Thursday.
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