Incline tennis | Talented boys team sets sights on state
The Incline boys varsity boys tennis team raced out of the gate and has won two of its first three meets, beating a struggling and overmatched Sparks squad, losing a closely contested match to South Tahoe and establishing itself as a league contender by thumping a talented Fallon team.
Incline will be led this year by a powerful one-two punch of seniors Miles Prim and Cole Steinberg both playing out of the singles position and preparing for a date in this year’s state championship tournament.
Steinberg and Prim, the captain and co-captain, bring leadership, dedication and a jaw-dropping level of play to a young and athletic Incline team.
Senior Nicky Witty and freshman Winston Pretti have established great competition for the No. 3 singles slot, while either can fill out a solid doubles team, showing much needed depth to this year’s squad.
Returning junior Blake Perry has teamed with freshman Lukas Tong, securing the “odd couple,” short and tall, No. 1 doubles position, with both boys capable of performing as singles players if needed.
Freshman Edward Parkhill and sophmore Preston Hoff have been the biggest and most welcomed surprises of the young season, bringing tenacity and a driving competitive spirit to the No. 2 doubles position. Both boys are hard workers and have improved tremendously since the start of the season, securing crucial wins in every meet of the 2014 schedule. Their team chemistry is second to none.
Junior Joey Stranzel brings a solid game, outstanding disposition and great attitude to another doubles position, again providing depth and overall balance.
Grant Goldenberg and Will Strotz will provide healthy competition for additional doubles spots while improving their games. Both are hard workers who symbolize this dedicated Highlander team.
This years Incline team will be fun to watch and should play deep into the playoffs as a team and individuals.