South Tahoe boys tennis notches first win, beats Incline 12-6
Vikings Home Opener
South Tahoe boys tennis vs. North Tahoe
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m. at STHS
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The South Tahoe boys tennis team needed only two chances to pick up its first win of the 2015 season. The Vikings beat Incline 12-6 on Thursday, Sept. 3, winning four sets in each round en route to victory.
South Tahoe (1-1 I-A Northern) delivered a consistent performance in Thursday’s win. The Vikings won four sets in each round, and got two wins apiece from each spot in the lineup.
Vikings No. 1 singles player Louis Marin took his first two sets 6-1, 6-2 before suffering a narrow 6-7 (10) loss in the last round. No. 2 singles player Hawley Jarrett bounced back from a 3-6 loss in the first round with scores of 6-3 and 6-2; No. 3 singles player Mickey Sullivan finished with scores of 7-5, 5-7 and 6-2.
On the doubles side, the pairing of Brady McIntyre and Bryin Schouten swept each of its sets 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 1 spot after coming into the match in the second round. Matthew Barnett and Temugen Enkhbayar started at No. 1 doubles and lost 6-1 in the first round.
In the No. 2 doubles spot, Daniel Sandborn and Jackson Kuzmik delivered wins in the first and third rounds and finished with scores of 6-2, 1-6 and 6-1. The No. 3 doubles team of Janez Demsar and Lucas Demsar took its first two sets by identical 6-1 margins before losing 2-6 in the last round.
Two days earlier, South Tahoe opened the 2015 season with a narrow 10-8 defeat at Truckee. The Vikings trailed 4-2 after the first round and matched the Wolverines the rest of the way — a close doubles set in each of the last two rounds ended up making the difference.
In singles play, No. 1 Marin and No. 2 Jarrett won two sets apiece against the Wolverines. Marin bounced back from a 1-6 loss in the opening round with wins of 7-5 and 6-3 while Jarrett finished went 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 on the afternoon.
On the doubles side, the team of Barnett and Lucas Demsar swept a pair of sets after being subbed into the No. 1 spot. The duo went 6-1, 7-6 (9) in the last two rounds of play.
South Tahoe returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 8, when it hosts North Tahoe. First serve for the Vikings’ home opener is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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