Consistent Vikings nearing zone tournament goal |

Consistent Vikings nearing zone tournament goal

Steve Yingling

With four of their six league matches in the books, the South Tahoe High Vikings are looking more and more like zone tournament material.

Following a fourth-place finish Sept. 10 at Rosewood Lakes, the Vikings continued to show consistency with a fifth-place effort Monday at Washoe Golf Course in Reno.

Dee Dee Christ of the Vikings posted the fourth-best score out of 72 players, shooting an 87. Kalotina Monos also was on her game, firing a 95 to finish 11th, and Jacy Gleave shot a personal-best 115.

Only three strokes separated Elko, Reno and South Tahoe for third through fifth places.

“The sad thing was that there were three strokes difference between third and fifth (and we were fifth),” said Viking coach Marsha Butler. “I feel confident that we are gonna go to zone.”

The Vikings will have an edge Tuesday when the league makes a rare stop at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Action begins at 1 p.m.

Superior doubles play lifted the South Tahoe High girls tennis team past North Tahoe 16-6.5 in a Northern Nevada League match Tuesday in Tahoe City.

South Tahoe’s Krystal Gibbons and Christie Ford swept three matches, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Saleen Hancock and Chelsea Grabhan delivered two victories, winning 6-4, 6-2.

“Our doubles teams did extremely well,” said STHS coach Sabrina Zalles. “They showed a great amount of effort on the court and good sportsmanship as well.”

The road-weary Vikings (3-2) will perform at home for the second time this season Thursday when Manogue comes to town for a 3:30 p.m. match.

“We have a very challenging match on Thursday. Hopefully we’ll play as well as we did (Tuesday).”

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