STHS boys tennis edges Lakers |

STHS boys tennis edges Lakers

Staff report

A short-handed North Tahoe boys’ tennis team was no match for a makeshift South Tahoe squad as the Vikings won 11-7 on Tuesday at South Tahoe High School.

In the first round, Jimmy Roberts and Zach Kropf won their singles matches, while the doubles team of Nick Smith and Tyler Venema won before STHS coach Kyle Horvath mixed up the lineup for the final two rounds.

In the second round, the doubles team of Nick Kushner and Michael Weber won 6-4 and the Vikings led 8-4 after two rounds. In the third round, Rodrigo Bravo, a foreign exchange student from Chile, defeated North Tahoe’s No. 1 singles player 6-4. The Lakers had to forfeit two matches each round because they only had six players.

“Pretty much after the first round, we subbed in all of our freshmen,” Horvath said. “Obviously our kids were walking through half of their matches today, but they shouldn’t have.”

South Tahoe (4-3) faces Damonte Ranch on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Reno.

STHS girls tennis cruises

Jade Copple won all three of her singles matches, including an impressive 6-3 victory over North Tahoe’s Anja Yittels, to help the South Tahoe girls’ tennis team post a 17-1 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday in Tahoe City.

Masha Long also won all three of her singles matches and beat Yittles, one of the top singles players in the region, 6-4 in the second round. Viking sophomore Kristina Lee won a singles match 6-2 – her first win at the high school level.

South Tahoe (6-1) hosts Damonte Ranch on Thursday at 3 p.m. at STHS.STHS places fourth again

Nicole Uibel shot a 96 and placed eighth overall as the South Tahoe girls’ golf team struggled to a fourth-place finish in a Sierra League match on Tuesday at Rosewood Lakes in Reno. Freshman Alexis Holmes shot a 98 and finished 10th overall, while Berndatte Schneeberg shot a 105 for the Vikings, who also placed fourth last week in Carson City.

Reno won its fourth straight league match with a team score of 485 strokes and was followed by Carson (495) and Douglas (532). South Tahoe and Douglas are tied for third in the league standings, but both teams will likely qualify for the the Northern 4A tournament.

The Vikings’ next league match is on Tuesday at Washoe Golf Course.

STHS volleyball downs Colts

Christina Baghdikian had a team-high 18 kills and 21 digs to help the South Tahoe volleyball team to a 24-26, 19-25, 29-27, 25-20, 15-9 Sierra League victory over the Wooster Colts on Tuesday at South Tahoe High School.

Leanne DeBella also had 18 kills, Hillary Santana matched Baghdikian’s dig total of 18 and Nikki Karetov and Chelsea Madsen both finished with 13 digs. Madsen and Caroline Baghdikian had solid games at the net for the Vikings (5-8 overall, 1-2 league), who host Douglas on Thursday at 6 p.m. at STHS.

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