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Truckee tennis | Boys secure top playoff seed, girls earn second seed

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The Truckee boys tennis team finished the regular season with three consecutive league victories to secure first place and the top seed entering the regional postseason this week.

After defeating a shorthanded North Tahoe squad by forfeit, the Wolverines defeated Fallon on Tuesday and Incline on Thursday, both at home, to improve to 9-1 on the year.

South Tahoe finished second in the standings at 8-2, followed by Incline at 7-3 and Fallon at 4-6. All four advanced to the postseason.

Despite having only three players, the Lakers showed up to play in a fun afternoon and challenge some of Truckee's younger players.

Against Fallon, Truckee came out fired up and sent the Greenwave home with a 12-6 defeat.

The first round favored Truckee as the double teams swept, with Teagan Pado and Ethan Gotts solidifying their undefeated season by beating Ty Wood and Martin Beyer, 6-3. Eli Yale and Brandon Flora bested Wadsworth and Villacarlos, 6-2. Jack Feick and Ryan Schildge completed the sweep with a 6-2 win over DeLugg and Stadtman.

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In singles matches, Jaden Hippler and Zach Yamauchi defeated Savatino and Morris, 6-3 and 6-1, respectively, to put the Wolverines up 5-1 after the first round.

The second round favors the home team, as the higher seeds play the lower seeded players in four of the six sets. Truckee won all four, putting them up 9-3 through two rounds.

While the final round favors the visitors, needing only one more set for the victory, Truckee was able to play the rest of the team and split the final round. Cody Tilton defeated Morris 6-2, and Yamauchi topped Getto 6-0. Another win by Curtis Krommenhoek and Grayson Beckert, 6-1, over Reed-Mason and Jamieson sealed the win.

Big win over Incline

Thursday's match against Incline was for first place in the league, as the Highlanders had edged Truckee in a tiebreaker in their first meeting and had only two losses on their record.

Incline was shy a doubles team in the second meeting, due to several players being gone on vacation, but the match was still close, with Truckee winning 10-8.

Yamauchi beat Lucas Tong 6-2 and Gotts moved from double to singles to win 6-1 over Winston Pretti.

Incline's Nicky Witty beat Colin Deurlington in the top seed spot. Yale and Flora had a close match with Edward Parkhill and Preston Hoff before edging out a 7-5 win. Truckee took four of the first six in round one.

 

Pado teamed up with Hippler to take out the Highlanders' No. 2 seeds, Parkhill and Hoff, 6-2 for the doubles. It was a sweep for the singles players, as Gotts beat Witty 6-1, Yamauchi defeated Pretti 6-2 and Deurlington went to a tiebreaker before edging Tong 7-6.

With the forfeited doubles, Truckee went ahead 9-3 in the second round. Needing only one more set to get the win, Beckert, Tilton, Krommenhoek, Quincy Schram and Tanner Smith stepped up to the plate in the final round to help lift Truckee to the two-point win.

Truckee girls, meanwhile, earned the No. 2 regional playoff seed and will host the semifinal round along with the Truckee boys on Thursday.

Up next

The Truckee boys will host fourth-seeded Fallon in the semifinal round of the Northern Division I-A regional championships at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center on Thursday at noon. The winner will face South Tahoe, which advanced past Incline by way of forfeit, on Friday at the Reno Tennis Center. The second-seeded Truckee girls will host third-seeded South Tahoe at 3 p.m. The winner will face Fallon, a forfeit winner over Incline, on Friday at the Reno Tennis Center.