Truckee tennis | Boys to enter postseason with 7-1 league mark
October 6, 2011
The playoff-bound Truckee boys’ tennis team finished the regular season in second place in the Northern 4A High Desert League with a record of 7-1.
The Wolverines, who finished 8-2 overall, capped the season with a strong victory against North Tahoe last Tuesday, winning 16 of the 18 sets.
and#8220;We really wanted to mix it up and give players an opportunity to see the game from a different perspective,and#8221; said Truckee coach Rick Deeter.
Aaron Pado has been the top-seeded doubles player for three years, but he had a chance to take to the singles court, where he won 6-0, 6-1. Brandon Deeter, Truckee’s second-seeded doubles player, also moved over to the singles court to win 6-2, 6-1.
Zack Conradson won his first-round singles match, 6-1. Colin Gerrard finished the day on the singles court, winning 6-2, 6-2.
Meanwhile, the top singles players paired up to play doubles. Isaiah Cutler teamed up with Joey Murray, Jake Kamenetsky joined Nathan Black and Jackson Rohlf paired with Travis Ferre, all winning their sets, 6-0.
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Teagan Pado teamed up with Joey Murray and then Brandon Flora to win two sets, 6-4, 6-4. Tyler Paladino, aka T-Pal, played with Nathan Black and Eli Yale, 6-0, 4-6. Rounding out the field, Aaron Deeter and Toby Zeigler sealed the deal for Truckee, 6-2, 6-1.
The Wolverines now move into the Northern 4A Regional Team competition, where they will start against South Tahoe after being rained out on Tuesday. The makeup match was scheduled for Thursday at Damonte Ranch, weather permitting, while the winner is scheduled to play at Galena on Friday.
The top three seeds in singles and doubles will then head to the three-set, single-elimination Individual Regionals next Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 16.
and#8212; This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.