South Tahoe boys tennis rolls past North Tahoe in home opener |

South Tahoe boys tennis rolls past North Tahoe in home opener

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe junior Jackson Kuzmik stretches to put away a shot at the net with doubles partner Daniel Sandborn watching from the baseline in the Vikings’ 15-3 win over North Tahoe on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at STHS courts.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys tennis team competed on its home courts for the first time this season on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and delivered a decisive result. The Vikings beat visiting North Tahoe 15-3, playing the entire roster in the comfortable win.

South Tahoe (2-1 I-A Northern) took five sets in each round Tuesday en route to victory. North Tahoe (0-3) only broke through against the Vikings in the No. 3 singles spot; the Lakers are fielding a combined boys and girls team this season.

On the singles side, Vikings No. 1 Hawley Jarrett swept his sets 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-0 while No. 2 Mickey Sullivan produced a sweep of 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. In the No. 3 spot, Bryin Schouten fell 4-6 in the first round and substitute Lucas Demsar couldn’t break through with defeats of 4-6 and 3-6.

The Vikings swept all nine doubles sets against North Tahoe, running the table while making five substitutions in the last round. In the No. 1 spot, Temugen Enkhbayar and Matthew Barnett won 6-2 and 6-3 in the opening two rounds; Jackson Kennedy and Ian Smith teamed up for a 6-1 win in the last round.

In the No. 2 doubles spot, the team of Jackson Kuzmik and Daniel Sandborn won its matches 6-4 and 6-0; in the third round, Sandborn teamed with Jeremiah Dahl for a 6-0 victory.

At No. 3, Janez Demsar and Brady McIntyre produced a pair of 6-0 victories; Zack Dill and Kailer Womack delivered a 6-4 win in the last round.

South Tahoe returned to action Thursday, Sept. 10, against Sparks. The Vikings travel to play Fallon next Tuesday, Sept. 15, with first serve at 3 p.m.