Truckee tennis | Boys wrap up successful season at regionals
October 22, 2010
The second-seeded Truckee boysand#8217; tennis team played into the semifinal round of the NIAA 4A Northern Region Tennis Championships last week, while several players had a solid showing in the individual championships.
The boys entered the championship tournament in second place behind Reno with an overall season record of 9-1. After moving past the quarterfinals against Carson, winning 13-5 at home, the Wolverines faced Galena, also with a 9-1 record.
Truckee senior Zach Salinger did his job in singles, winning all three matches. Several matches went deep into tiebreakers, but Truckee fell just shy with an overall match score of 11-7.
and#8220;This has been a season that Truckee and this team can certainly be proud of,and#8221; said coach Rick Deeter.
Truckee was well represented in the individual regionals. All top three singles players, Salinger, Isaiah Cutler and Jake Kamenetsky, were seeded in this stage of the tournament. Kamenetsky pushed past the first round with a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Carson before drawing the top seed from Galena, losing 1-6, 0-6. Cutler had victories in the first two rounds, winning against Galena, 6-1, 6-0, and Bishop Manogue, 6-0, 6-1. He then faced the same top seed from Galena in the semifinals, falling 1-6, 2-6.
and#8220;The success of these two sophomores throughout the season portend great things for Truckee tennis in the years to come,and#8221; said coach Ken Cutler.
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Salinger also made it to the semifinal round after beating Carson City 6-3, 6-2 and the No. 2 seed out of Galena, 6-0, 6-3. Salinger played well against the No. 1 seed from the High Sierra Division, but in a close match lost 2-6, 5-7.
Two doubles teams also made it to the regional championships. Brandon Deeter and Jackson Rohlf won their first round in open play versus North Tahoe, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. That moved them through to the seeded round against a very solid team from Douglas, slipping 3-6, 1-6.
Truckeeand#8217;s No. 1 doubles team, Aaron Pado and Grayson Forsberg were seeded No. 4 in the High Sierra Division and moved through the first round of seeded play by defeating Galena 6-4, 6-1. However, Douglasand#8217; other doubles team proved to be stiff competitor, with Truckee falling 0-6, 1-6.
The results mark the farthest that so many Truckee players have moved through the regional championship. Given the fact that all but one of these players are sophomores, Truckee clearly has a lot to look forward to in the years to come.
and#8220;We hope to entice more young players to keep the excitement going for years to come,and#8221; Deeter said.
and#8212; This article was e-mailed to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at email@example.com.
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