South Tahoe tennis caps regular season, boys finish undefeated
The South Tahoe tennis teams wrapped up regular season play against Fallon on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Vikings’ boys team completed an undefeated campaign with a 14-4 win over the Greenwave, finishing unbeaten in 10 3A Northern League matches.
South Tahoe’s boys team (10-0 3A Northern) led 4-2 after the first round Thursday, and took all six second-round sets to win the road match. After beating Truckee 10-8 in their season opener Aug. 30, the Vikings won their remaining nine matches by at least eight points.
The Vikings won seven sets on both the singles and doubles sides against Fallon. No. 1 singles Jonathan LaRue split the first two rounds 6-7 (1), 6-1, No. 2 singles Matthew Barnett delivered wins of 6-0 and 6-1, and No. 3 singles Sam Satin went 6-0, 6-1, 1-6.
In doubles, South Tahoe No. 1 Louis Marin and Mickey Sullivan won 6-1, 6-0 in the first two rounds before being subbed out. Vikings No. 2 Quinn Proctor and Peter Sullivan played tiebreakers in the first two rounds with scores of 6-7 (4) and 7-6 (6) while the No. 3 team of Bryin Schouten and Jackson Kuzmik swept its sets 6-1, 7-6 (6), 7-5.
The Vikings girls team (6-4 3A Northern) lost 10-8 to the Greenwave at STHS Tennis Complex on Thursday. South Tahoe took only one set in the first round and couldn’t fully recover, ultimately falling one set short of forcing a tiebreaker.
South Tahoe took six singles sets against the Greenwave, led by a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 sweep from No. 2 Allyson Cromwell. No. 1 Lyndsey Allen took two sets with scores of 2-6, 6-3 and 6-0 while No. 3 Theresa Sandborn scored a 6-1 win in the last round.
On the doubles side, only the Vikings’ No. 1 team of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher delivered points Thursday. After falling 2-6 in the first round, the all-junior team bounced back with wins of 6-3 and 6-0.
Both teams begin postseason play in the 3A Northern Region semifinals Thursday, Oct. 6. The Northern Region championships are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, at Reno Tennis Center’s Plumas Courts.