South Tahoe boys tennis beats Fallon 13-5, finishes second in league |

South Tahoe boys tennis beats Fallon 13-5, finishes second in league

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe junior Jonathan LaRue stretches to hit a forehand in the his match during the second round of the Vikings’ Div. I-A Northern League match against Fallon on Thursday, Oct. 8, at STHS courts.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

The South Tahoe boys tennis team capped its regular season on a strong note on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Vikings rolled to victory over visiting Fallon 13-5 at STHS courts in its last match prior to the start of the postseason.

South Tahoe (9-2, 8-2 I-A Northern) took five of the six first-round sets in Tuesday’s win, and locked up at least a tiebreaker with the Greenwave after the second round. Needing only one point in the third round, the Vikings took four sets to deliver a fifth straight victory.

The Vikings won eight of nine singles sets against Fallon, including a sweep in the No. 2 and 3 spots. No. 3 singles player Bryin Schouten swept his sets 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 and in the No. 2 spot, Jonathan LaRue won 6-0 and 6-1 before substitute Temugen Enkbayar produced a 6-2 win in the third round.

In the No. 1 singles spot, Hawley Jarrett took his first two sets before losing in the last round. The junior finished with scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 3-6.

On the doubles side, South Tahoe’s victory was highlighted by the return of senior Louis Marin. After missing eight matches due to injury, Marin teamed with Mickey Sullivan in No. 1 doubles — the duo produced a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 sweep.

In the No. 3 doubles spot, the team of Jackson Kuzmik and Daniel Sandborn split its sets 6-1, 3-6 while Matthew Barnett and Kailer Womack took over in the third set and delivered a 6-1 victory. The No. 2 team of Brady McIntyre and Janez Demsar dropped each of its sets, finishing with scores of 2-6, 4-6 and 3-6.

South Tahoe finished second in the final league standings, and earned a forfeit victory over third-seeded Incline (6-4) in the Div. I-A Northern Region semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 8. Top-seeded Truckee (10-0) hosted fourth-seeded North Tahoe (4-6) in Thursday’s other semifinal. The winners earn a state berth and meet for the regional championship on Friday, Oct. 9, at Reno Tennis Center’s Plumas Courts.

In the girls bracket, South Tahoe (4-6) earned the fourth seed and faced top seeded Incline (10-0) on the road in the regional semifinals Thursday.

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