South Tahoe boys tennis beats North Tahoe 16-2 in regional semifinals, punches ticket to state
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — For the fifth straight year, the South Tahoe boys tennis team is headed to state. The top-seeded Vikings punched their ticket by beating fourth-seeded North Tahoe 16-2 in the 3A Northern Region semifinals Thursday, Oct. 6, at STHS Tennis Complex.
South Tahoe (11-0) dropped only two games combined while sweeping the first round, and locked up the victory by taking five sets in the second round. The Vikings remained undefeated and advanced to the regional finals in lopsided fashion.
The Vikings swept all nine doubles sets without losing a game against North Tahoe, including a triple bagel from the No. 3 team of Jackson Kuzmik and Bryin Schouten. The No. 1 team of Jonathan LaRue and Mickey Sullivan and the No. 2 pairing of Quinn Proctor and Peter Sullivan each delivered a pair of 6-0 wins before being subbed out.
On the singles side, No. 2 Hawley Jarrett was the only South Tahoe player to play all three rounds Thursday. Jarrett finished with scores of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-4, beating North Tahoe No. 1 Murphy Schott in the last round.
No. 1 singles Louis Marin delivered 6-1 and 6-0 victories in the first two rounds against the Lakers. No. 3 singles Matthew Barnett split his sets 6-1, 0-6 before being subbed.
With the win, South Tahoe advanced to play second-seeded Truckee in the 3A Northern Region finals Friday, Oct. 7, at Reno Tennis Center. The Class 3A State playoffs will be held Oct. 20-21 at Reno Tennis Center. The Meadows (Las Vegas) and Boulder City will represent the Southern Region.
In the girls bracket, third-seeded South Tahoe fell at second-seeded Truckee 12-6 in the regional semifinals. The Vikings finished the season with a 6-5 record.