South Tahoe’s Marin, Sullivan win Div. I-A Northern Region doubles title; Jarrett qualifies for state
RENO, Nev. — At the Div. I-A Northern Region individual tennis championships on Monday, Oct. 19, a South Tahoe doubles team finished on top. The Vikings’ duo of Louis Marin and Mickey Sullivan won the boys doubles crown at Reno Tennis Center, qualifying for the state tournament along with singles player Hawley Jarrett.
The second-seeded team of Marin and Sullivan beat top-seeded Kevin Cross and Colin Deurlington of Truckee 6-3, 6-3 for the championship. The duo beat teams from Incline, Fallon and Truckee to advance to the finals.
South Tahoe’s only other state qualifier was Hawley Jarrett, who finished fourth in the boys singles bracket. The third-seeded Jarrett rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 victory in his opening match before beating Incline’s Winston Pretti to secure a state berth.
In the semifinals, Jarrett lost to second-seeded Ethan Gotts of Truckee 3-6, 2-6 before falling to North Tahoe’s Mason Wittels in the third-place match 6-4, 3-6, 0-6. In an all-Truckee championship, top-seeded Zach Haas beat Gotts 6-4, 7-5.
In the boys singles bracket, seventh-seeded Jonathan LaRue finished one win shy of qualifying for state — LaRue fell to Gotts 5-7, 2-6 in the quarterfinals after winning his opening match 6-1, 6-0. In his first match, 16th-seeded Bryin Schouten fell to the eventual champion Haas 0-6, 1-6.
In boys doubles, neither the 13th-seeded team of Jackson Kuzmik and Daniel Sandborn nor the 16th-seeded duo of Janez Demsar and Brady McIntyre could break through in their opening matches. Each of the Vikings’ teams lost to eventual state qualifiers.
On the girls side, South Tahoe had a pair of doubles teams come up just short of earning a state tournament berth. The sixth-seeded team of Allyson Cromwell and Mikayla Heffner along with the seventh-seeded pairing of Abby Burns and Gabbi Fisher each won one match before falling in the quarterfinals.
Cromwell and Heffner took their first match over opponents from Sparks 6-2, 6-0 before falling to Fallon’s Kayla Bekiares and Haley Lindsey 2-6, 2-6. Burns and Fisher beat Sparks opposition 6-1, 6-1 before losing to regional finalists Devyn Hogan and Laney Rohlf of Truckee 2-6, 4-6.
In the girls doubles bracket, ninth-seeded Regan Singer and Jordyn Yochheim fell 2-6, 2-6 in the opening round. In singles play, none of South Tahoe’s three hopefuls made it out of the second round — 11th-seeded Lyndsey Allen (1-6, 1-6), 12th-seeded Theresa Sandborn (0-6, 3-6) and 14th-seeded Caia Enriquez (default) all suffered defeats.
South Tahoe’s three qualifiers advance to the Div. I-A state championships, which begin in Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 23. The two-day tournament will be held at the Darling Tennis Center.
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