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Wolverines double up Vikings in boys’ tennis

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor
Steve Yingling / Tahoe Daily TribuneGrant Jones of South Tahoe High smashes a winner during a doubles match against Truckee on Wednesday in South Lake Tahoe.

Truckee was able to measure its tennis program on Wednesday at South Tahoe High in South Lake Tahoe.

The Vikings – a constant thorn in the Wolverines’ side over the years – lost their home finale to Truckee 12-6.

“We were pointing to several matches – Reno, South Tahoe, Spanish Springs and McQueen – teams that beat us last year,” said Truckee coach Ken Cutler, whose team has only lost to Reno.

Truckee, which improved to 8-1 overall, can now look forward to hosting a first-round tennis playoff match on Tuesday. The Wolverines will host either Carson or Douglas.

Zac Sallinger, Isaiah Cutler and Jake Kamenetsky combined to win all eight of their matches as Truckee used a 9-0 sweep in singles to down the Vikings.

The South Tahoe doubles team of Kolton Van Pelt and Colton Marchesseault will go into Thursday’s final regular-season match at Wooster with an unbeaten record. Marchesseault and Van Pelt ran their season record to 27-0 with 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1 wins against the Wolverines.

The Vikings’ No. 2 doubles pair of Gregory Baghdikian and Grant Jones improved to 23-3 by delivering the team’s other three wins against Truckee. They won 6-0, 6-2 and 6-4. In the latter match the Vikings’ duo trailed 4-3 but reeled off three games in a row to complete their 3-0 day.

South Tahoe has a 5-4 overall record, including 3-3 in league. The Vikings must beat Wooster on Thursday to qualify for the postseason and meet No. 1 Reno.

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