South Tahoe ousted in first round by Galena |

South Tahoe ousted in first round by Galena

The Vikings gave it everything they had, but could only knock the undefeated High Desert League champions back 5 1/2 points Tuesday in the first round of the girls’ team tennis regionals in Reno.

The Galena Grizzlies defeated South Tahoe 17-5 1/2 to advance to the second round of the 2002 Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 4A Northern Region playoffs. Galena plays Thursday in the semifinals against Douglas, which defeated Truckee 17 1/2-5.

Each South Tahoe doubles team won one match out of the three rounds. The singles players were unable to best any of the the Grizzlies, and none of the Vikings won in the first round.

“Larissa LaRue and Kelly Haslam played really well,” said Sabrina Zalles, Vikings’ girls’ coach. “They almost won two of three matches. But they played great doubles, and if they play like that during individuals’ zone, they have a great chance of going on past the first round, at least.”

The duo, who played as South Tahoe’s No. 1 seed, met Galena’s No. 1 doubles team and lost 1-6.

In the second round, they won 6-1 against Galena’s No. 3 team, but then lost 4-6 to Galena’s No. 2 team.

Katie Killebrew and Crystal Gibbons, South Tahoe’s No. 2 doubles team, won in the third round 6-1, and South Tahoe’s No. 3 team of Sarah Segal and Carla Jett-Pierce won 6-1 in the third round.

South Tahoe is allowed two singles players and two doubles teams in the individuals’ zone Oct. 17 at the Plumas Tennis Complex in Reno.

Zalles said the Vikings’ zone participants have yet to be determined.

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