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ST girls tennis sweeps Sparks, will face Truckee for northstate title

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The South Tahoe Vikings girls’ tennis team rolled through the Sparks Railroaders earlier this week and will face rival Truckee today for the northstate title.

The Vikings swept through Sparks 18-0 on their home courts and will meet the Wolverines at 3 p.m. Friday at the Reno Tennis Center for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 3A Northern Region Team Championships.

Vikings head coach Tracey Samoluk was pleased with her team’s performance, especially with smoke lingering in the area.

Samoluk was happy with the No. 3 doubles team of Nora Stewart and Josephine Strandbygaard for prevailing in one of the closest matches of the day.

They defeated Truckee’s No. 1 team 7-6, winning the tiebreaker 8-6.

No. 2 single player Sierra Dahl played a hard-fought match against Sparks top player and prevailed 7-6, winning the tiebreaker 7-3.

Vikings top player Kayla Mason won all three matches surrendering just four games while No. 3 Lauren Schwartz also won all three matches and gave up just five games.

“There was excellent playing by both teams today out there,” Samoluk said. “Both STHS and Sparks showed a good fighting spirit on the courts. I try and instill in my girls to never give up, it is one of our mottos. I am so incredibly proud of all of the girls. It takes everyone to make a team.”

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