South Tahoe girls tennis falls to top-seeded Incline 11-7 in regional semifinals |

South Tahoe girls tennis falls to top-seeded Incline 11-7 in regional semifinals

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe’s Abby Burns was part of the Vikings’ No. 2 doubles team that swept its sets against Incline in the Div. I-A Northern Region semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In the Div. I-A Northern Region semifinals, the South Tahoe girls tennis team fell by a narrow margin. The fourth-seeded Vikings lost at top-seeded Incline 11-7 on Thursday, Oct. 8, suffering a season-ending defeat against the undefeated Highlanders.

South Tahoe (4-7) took two sets in each of the first two rounds, and trailed 8-4 headed into the last round. The Vikings needed five points in the third round to force a tiebreaker, but a split allowed league champion Incline (11-0) to prevail.

Six of South Tahoe’s seven points came in doubles, including a sweep from its top two teams. The Vikings’ No. 1 team of Mikayla Heffner and Allyson Cromwell delivered a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 sweep while the No. 2 pairing of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher won with scores of 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1.

In singles, the Vikings’ only point came from No. 1 player Lyndsey Allen. The sophomore produced a 7-6 victory in the last round following losses of 0-6 and 2-6.

In singles, South Tahoe’s No. 2 player Theresa Sandborn (2-6, 0-6, 0-6) and No. 3 Izzy Preston (0-6, 1-6, 0-6) were unable to break through. On the doubles side, the Vikings’ No. 3 team of Regan Singer and Jordyn Yochheim was swept 3-6, 2-6, 2-6.

Incline won eight of the match’s nine singles sets on Thursday, led by No. 1 Anne Schrage’s 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 sweep. The Highlanders clinched a state tournament berth with the victory, and advanced to meet second-seeded Truckee in the regional finals on Friday, Oct. 9.

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