Vikings demolish Douglas to remain unbeaten |

Vikings demolish Douglas to remain unbeaten

Shannon Litz / Tribune News ServiceMichael Weber, a South Tahoe High senior singles tennis player, prepares to hit a forehand return against Douglas on Thursday in Minden.

South Tahoe High passed its first big test of the boys’ tennis season on Thursday, handily beating Douglas 13-5 in Minden.

The Vikings improved to 4-0 overall, heading into a showdown with Galena on Tuesday in Reno.

“All players did well … (a) great tune-up for Galena next Tuesday,” said STHS coach Justin Clark. “(I’m) looking forward to the competition and what our team is made of.”

For more details on the match, see the weekend edition of the Tribune.

Tigers deal Vikings first loss

Douglas High School handed the South Tahoe girls’ tennis team its first setback of the season on Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.

The Tigers swept all nine singles matches en route to a 14-4 Sierra Division victory. It was South Tahoe’s first defeat in four matches.

“My congratulations to Douglas’ girls’ tennis team. They showed up prepared and ready to win,” said South Tahoe coach Jenny Clark. “

South Tahoe No. 1 doubles team Mariella Penollar and Guadalupe Ramirez picked up the Vikings’ only win in the first two rounds of play, beating their foes 6-4.

The Vikings swept the final round of doubles with Penollar and Ramirez and the duo of Emily and Amanda Rives each winning 6-0. Shanon Piazzo and Angel Aquino dispatched their final opponents 6-2.

South Tahoe will play host to Galena on Tuesday.

“The loss will spark a fire in South Tahoe’s young team. I have confidence they will stay on track for a successful record season,” Clark said.

Vikings drop division volleyball opener

Carson High’s volleyball team spoiled STHS’s Sierra Division opener on Thursday night, beating the Vikings 25-16, 25-17 and 25-19 in South Lake Tahoe.

“We served very well,” Carson coach Justin Malley said. “We showed a lot of mental toughness, which is something we talked about this week. As we got leads, we continued to play hard and stuck with it.”

South Tahoe (0-3 overall) plays host to Wooster on Tuesday.

The Senators also won the JV and freshman matches. The Senators took the JV match 25-14 and 25-17 and the freshman match 25-5 and 25-10.

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