South Tahoe boys tennis knocks off Truckee 10-8 in season opener, girls fall on road
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In its season opener, the South Tahoe boys tennis team delivered a big victory. The Vikings knocked off defending regional champion Truckee 10-8 on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the STHS Tennis Complex to start 3A Northern League play on a strong note.
South Tahoe (1-0 3A Northern) played evenly with the Wolverines for the first two rounds before clinching the match by taking four sets in the last round. The Vikings won six singles and four doubles matches to take down Truckee (0-1).
On the singles side, the Vikings’ No. 1 Matthew Barnett, No. 2 Louis Marin and No. 3 Hawley Jarrett each won two of their three sets — only losing to Truckee No. 1 Zach Haas. Marin lost one game combined in first and third rounds as part of a dominant performance.
In doubles, South Tahoe got a pair of wins from the No. 2 team of Mickey Sullivan and Bryin Schouten. After falling 3-6 in the first round, the duo bounced back with scores of 6-0 and 6-3.
Both the Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team of Jeremiah Dahl and Jackson Kuzmik and their No. 3 pairing of Quinn Proctor and Peter Sullivan won one of their three sets Tuesday. In the last round, South Tahoe’s top two doubles teams delivered crucial victories.
SOUTH TAHOE GIRLS TENNIS FALLS AT TRUCKEE
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe girls tennis team fell on the road Tuesday in its season debut. The Vikings lost 11-7 at Truckee to open 3A Northern League play.
After matching the Wolverines in the first round, South Tahoe (0-1 3A Northern) dropped four of six sets in the last two rounds en route to defeat. The Vikings did most of their damage against Truckee (1-0) in doubles Tuesday, delivering five of the team’s seven points.
South Tahoe’s No. 1 doubles team of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher swept its sets 6-4, 6-0, 6-1. The Vikings’ No. 2 doubles team of Izzy Preston and Regan Singer and their No. 3 team of Riana Bindel and Kayla Mason each delivered wins in the first round.
In singles action, Vikings’ No. 1 Lyndsey Allen and No. 2 Allyson Cromwell each delivered one win apiece against Truckee. Both players beat the Wolverines’ No. 3 on Tuesday.
The Vikings were back on the court Thursday, Sept. 1, for league contests against Incline. South Tahoe’s boys hosted the Highlanders while the STHS girls traveled to the North Shore.