South Tahoe girls tennis makes long-awaited home debut against Truckee; boys remain undefeated
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe girls tennis team had to wait until the second round of 3A Northern League play to make its home debut. In their long-awaited home opener Thursday, Sept. 15, the Vikings fell to Truckee 13-5 at STHS Tennis Complex.
South Tahoe (3-3 3A Northern) dropped five of six sets in the first round Thursday, with only the No. 3 doubles team of Kayla Mason and Riana Bindel delivering a victory. The Vikings needed to win all six sets in the third round to force a tiebreaker, but only delivered two as Truckee completed the regular season sweep.
All of the Vikings’ points in their home opener came on the doubles side. Mason and Bindel won two sets along with the No. 1 team of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher, while the Vikings’ No. 2 team of Izzy Preston and Regan Singer delivered a win in the second round.
A day earlier, South Tahoe closed out the first round of league play with a 13-5 loss at Fallon. Burns and Fisher led the Vikings by taking two sets with scores of 6-4, 6-3 and 0-6, while Allen, Cromwell and the Preston-Singer team won one set apiece.
VIKINGS BOYS TENNIS BEATS TRUCKEE, CONTINUES UNBEATEN START
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe boys tennis team continued its winning ways to kick off the second round of league play Thursday, Sept. 15. The Vikings beat Truckee 15-3 at Tahoe Donner Tennis Center, extending their winning streak to six matches to start the season.
South Tahoe (6-0) took five of six sets in the first round, and had a 9-3 lead after the second round. In the last round, the Vikings won all six sets to comfortably complete the regular season sweep of the Wolverines.
The Vikings won seven of nine singles sets Thursday, with the only losses coming against Truckee No. 1 Zach Haas. South Tahoe’s No. 3 singles Hawley Jarrett swept his sets 6-1, 6-3, 6-1, while No. 1 Matthew Barnett and No. 2 Louis Marin took two apiece.
On the doubles side, South Tahoe’s No. 1 team of Jonathan LaRue and Mickey Sullivan and its No. 3 team of Jackson Kuzmik and Bryin Schouten delivered sweeps against Truckee. The Vikings’ No. 2 team of Quinn Proctor and Peter Sullivan won two sets.
A day earlier, the Vikings completed an undefeated run through the first round of league play with a decisive home victory. South Tahoe beat Fallon 17-1 at STHS Tennis Complex, taking all six sets in the first and third rounds en route to a lopsided win.
In Wednesday’s match — which was rescheduled due to potential inclement weather — South Tahoe got a sweep from LaRue in the No. 2 singles spot 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, and from the Kuzmik-Schouten No. 3 doubles team. The senior-junior duo dropped one game in three sets combined.
Both teams return to action Tuesday, Sept. 20, against Incline. South Tahoe’s girls host the Highlanders at STHS Tennis Complex while the Vikings boys travel to the North Shore — both matches are scheduled for 3 p.m.