STHS girls tennis
With a match packed full of tiebreakers and hard-fought games, the South Tahoe High girls netters battled hard Tuesday, but the Truckee Wolverines came out on top, 15-7.5.
“The girls played really well today,” Viking coach Sabrina Zalles said. “So many of these matches went down to the wire, we just had a hard time clinching points.”
Senior Larissa LaRue got out of the gate strong for the Vikings, winning her first-round match 6-3.
Sophomore Kelly Haslam also got a singles victory in the third round with a 6-3 defeat of her opponent.
On the doubles side, things weren’t looking good in the first two rounds, but the third round saw the doubles squads sweep the Wolverines.
Senior Kristie Ford and junior Krystal Gibbons won their match 6-0, the senior duo of Chelsea Grabhan and Kate McConnell took a 6-1 victory and sophomore Sarah Segal and junior Carla Jet-Pearce netted a 6-4 result.
While the Vikings didn’t get the desired production, Zalles
commended Truckee’s effort.
“They had a tough line up,” Zalles said. “Their single and doubles players were really strong. “
Zalles went on to say that the match was a good early season test for the girls and that they now know they need to work that much harder.
Coming off a tough loss to crosstown rival South Tahoe High, the Whittell Warriors volleyball squad came together as a team Tuesday night and beat North Tahoe 15-10, 16-14 and 15-7 in their home opener.
“The whole team contributed tonight,” Whittell coach Dan McLaughlin said. “It was beautiful. We put on a clinic on how a team is supposed to pass the ball.”
Ashley Berns led the team in kills with nine, while Erin Silver was close behind with eight kills and 12 points total. Jessika Purdy also had a solid night with eight kills.
Coming into the game the main task at hand was finding a way to shut down North Tahoe’s big gun in the middle. Shelly Zaskoda and Berns found it.
“She’s probably the top middle in the state and they went at her and controlled her,” McLaughlin said.
Stephanie Evans had a big part in the victory as well, finishing with 16 points and a stunning 30 assists.
“Stephanie ran the offense with a great feel and showed no fear,” McLaughlin said. “She put the ball where it needed to go and made them adjust to it.”
Junior Liz Rico had a great night at the net, setting blocks and forcing them to hit the ball right into the heart of the defense.
“The girls really showed they can play as a team tonight,” McLaughlin said. “North Tahoe kept looking for a weakness and they adjusted to everything they threw at them.”
Whittell plays at Dayton today.
The South Tahoe High girls golf team played to a ninth-place finish Tuesday at Sierra Sage Golf Course in Stead, Nevada.
After a good showing in their opening match in Elko, three of the top six members did not make the trip.
Junior Kalotina Monos led the Vikings with a 97, which was good for 11th place overall.
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