South Tahoe girls tennis comes up short at Truckee in 15-3 loss |

South Tahoe girls tennis comes up short at Truckee in 15-3 loss

Anthony Gentile

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe girls tennis team showed improvement in its second match against cross-lake rival Truckee on Thursday, Sept. 18, but still came up short. The Vikings fell 15-3 to the Wolverines to open the second round of Div. I-A Northern League play.

South Tahoe (2-4 I-A Northern) took sets in each of the last two rounds after being swept by the Wolverines in the first round. The Vikings won two more sets against Truckee than they did in the season opener, a 17-1 defeat on Sept. 1.

In doubles, South Tahoe won a set apiece the second and third rounds against Truckee’s No. 3 team. In the second round, the Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher prevailed 6-3; in the third round, South Tahoe’s No. 2 team of Allyson Cromwell and Mikayla Heffner won 6-2.

On the singles side, Theresa Sandborn produced South Tahoe’s only point of the match. The Vikings’ No. 3 singles rolled to a 6-0 victory in the last round.

Other highlights in Thursday’s match included South Tahoe’s all-freshman doubles team of Izzy Preston and Regan Singer taking a game off of Truckee’s all-senior No. 1 team. Preston and Singer came into the match in the third round, and broke through against the Wolverines’ top team in a 6-1 defeat.

South Tahoe returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Incline. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.