South Tahoe tennis teams sweep Incline, girls deliver first victory of season
The South Tahoe tennis teams produced a sweep of Incline in 3A Northern League matches Thursday, Sept. 1. The Vikings’ boys downed the Highlanders 13-5 at STHS Tennis Complex while the girls won 11-7 on the road to deliver their first victory of the season.
In South Lake Tahoe, the South Tahoe boys team (2-0 3A Northern) rolled to victory to continue an undefeated start to the season. The Vikings clinched a share of the win after the second round, and won four of six sets in the last round to win soundly.
South Tahoe won eight of nine singles matches Thursday, including a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 sweep from No. 1 singles Louis Marin. The Vikings also took all three sets in the No. 2 spot, with Hawley Jarrett winning 6-0 and 6-3 before Sam Satin delivered a 6-3 win in the last round — No. 3 Matthew Barnett won two of his three sets.
In doubles, the Vikings’ top two teams delivered two wins apiece — the No. 1 team of Jonathan LaRue and Mickey Sullivan went 6-0, 6-4 before being subbed out while the No. 2 pairing of Quinn Proctor and Peter Sullivan finished with scores of 6-4, 6-1 and 2-6. In the No. 3 spot, the team of Bryin Schouten and Clyde Rypins won 6-0 in the last round.
In Incline Village, the South Tahoe girls team (1-1) battled to an 11-7 win over the Highlanders on Thursday. The road victory marked the Vikings’ first of the season.
The Vikings won seven of nine doubles sets against the Highlanders on Thursday. That combined with a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 sweep from No. 1 singles Lyndsey Allen was enough to deliver the win.
Outside of Allen, South Tahoe won one other singles set — a 7-6 win from No. 2 Allyson Cromwell in the last round. On the doubles side, the Vikings’ top two teams produced sweeps.
STHS’ No. 1 singles team of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher won its sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 while the No. 2 pairing of Izzy Preston and Regan Singer produced a sweep with scores of 6-4, 6-3 and 6-4. In the No. 3 spot, the duo of Alyx Carlson and Alma Ramirez produced a 6-3 victory in the second round.
South Tahoe returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 6, against North Tahoe. The Vikings’ girls make their home debut at STHS Tennis Complex while the boys travel to play the Lakers — both matches are scheduled for 3 p.m.