Vikings best Spartans
The South Tahoe tennis teams had no trouble serving it to Spring Creek on Thursday.
The boys mixed it up on the court with new players in the game, and still beat the Spartans 12-6. The girls cruised to a 14-4 win.
Boys at home
The boys built a substantial lead in the first round. All South Tahoe players won their first set as the Vikings leaped out to a 6-0 lead.
Chad Kaassamani picked up a 6-3 singles win. Adam Jarrett won his singles match 6-0, and Louie Marin also won 6-0.
Double teams Kyle Swain and Colton McHugh won 6-3, Trevor Garon and Ryan Piazzo won 6-1, and Gabriel Tenocelotl and Morgan Petragallo won 6-2.
The second round produced similar results for the boys.
Kaassamani won 6-2 and Jarrett 6-1.
On the doubles front, Swain and McHugh won 6-1, Hawley Jarrett and Janez Demsar won 6-3, and Piazzo and Garon picked up their match 6-3.
Some new players hit the court in singles players Nick Coolbaugh, Max Morgan, John LaRue and doubles players Sam Satin, Temugen Enkhbayar, Matt Barnett and Daniel Sandborn. The boys helped cement the win in the final round.
Girls at Spring Creek
It was a similar story for the girls tennis team on the road.
The Vikings jumped out to a 5-1 lead behind wins from Maggie Lee, Kylee Lyons, Grace Bronken, Sarah Jobbins, Catherine Baghdikian, Natalie Allen, Ashley Tarwater and Kayla Lyons.
Lee, the Vikings’ No. 1 singles player, took all three of her matches with resounding wins. She finished 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1.
Kylee Lyons was also undefeated through three rounds. She won 6-1, 6-2 and a grueling final tiebreaker.
Bronken and Jobbins, the Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team, produced similar results. The top-notch duo won two matches 6-0 and a third 6-3.
Tarwater and Kayla Lyons notched both their first two matches 6-2.
Baghdikian and Allen picked up both their matches 6-1 and 6-0.
Doubles team Abi Killebrew and Mikayla Heffner closed out the final round with a hard-fought match.
Singles player Caia Enriquez added a tiebreaker win, and Lizzie Stewart played a gutsy first-round match.
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