South Tahoe girls tennis beats Sparks 12-6, completes first sweep |

South Tahoe girls tennis beats Sparks 12-6, completes first sweep

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe No. 1 singles player Lyndsey Allen fires a forehand in the Vikings’ league match against Sparks on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at STHS courts.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe girls tennis team took the court on Tuesday, Sept. 29, without its top player. But the Vikings didn’t let keep them from achieving a first this season.

The Vikings beat Sparks 12-6 at STHS courts on Tuesday afternoon. The victory helped South Tahoe complete its first season sweep of an opponent in 2015 — its other two wins have been forfeit victories.

South Tahoe (4-5) played without No. 1 singles player Caia Enriquez in Tuesday’s win, and still managed to down the Railroaders. The Vikings had a 7-5 lead after two rounds, and closed out the match by taking five of the six sets in the last round.

The Vikings took eight of nine doubles sets against Sparks en route to victory. The No. 1 team of Allyson Cromwell and Mikayla Heffner swept its sets 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 while the No. 2 pairing of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher produced a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 sweep.

In the No. 3 doubles spot, the team of Izzy Preston and Jordyn Yochheim played the first and third rounds, and won with scores of 6-1 and 7-5. The duo of Riana Bindel and Almalyzia Ramirez fell 1-6 in the second round.

On the singles side, South Tahoe won four sets. In the No. 1 spot, Lyndsey Allen bounced back from an 0-6 loss in the first round with a 6-0 win in the third round. Alyx Carlson played in the second round and fell 0-6.

At No. 3, Alondra Gomez took two of her three sets with scores of 6-3, 0-6 and 6-0. No. 2 singles player Theresa Sandborn won the middle of her sets and finished with results of 0-6, 6-2 and 1-6.

South Tahoe concludes its season at Fallon on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. The match originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, was postponed due to rain.

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