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Ladies’ tennis fourth in league standings

Lara Mullin, Sierra Sun

The Wolverine ladies’ tennis team suffered a difficult loss to Reed on Sept. 20, losing by a mere half of a point to the Raiders.

Number three singles player Shelly Ratto was unable to play in the match, forcing the Wolverines to rearrange their lineup.

“If we had our full lineup, there would not have been any question,” said Head Coach Laura Borghello. The Wolverines also struggled with playing a slower game against Reed after a hard-hitting and fast match against Galena earlier that week.

Number one singles player Lindsay Borghello won all three of her singles matches (6-4, 6-0, 6-0) to put her in solid position for a seed in post-season play. The doubles team of Kate Rose and Christine Miller also played tough, winning all three games (6-4, 6-2, 6-2).

Jackie Schwartz also collected two singles wins for Truckee to keep the Wolverines in contention.

On Monday, Sept. 24 the Wolverines traveled to McQueen for a tough matchup. Currently ranked second in league standings, the deep McQueen roster defeated TNT 14 1/2 points to 8.

Lindsay Borghello won all three of her singles matches (6-3, 6-1, 6-3) and the Wolverines picked up two doubles wins throughout the match.

Coming off two losses, Truckee hosted Sparks and played with a vengeance on Sept. 27. The Wolverines easily took the win with 18 points to the Railroaders’ 4 1/2 points. Head Coach Laura Borghello took the opportunity to rearrange the lineup, and Kara LaPoint, Shannon Lankenau and Jamie Bond won all three singles matches (6-1, 6-4, 6-2).

The doubles team of Shelly Ratto and Laura Borghello easily won both of their games (6-3, 6-0) and Kate Rose and Christine Miller also racked up three wins for the Wolverines, defeating the Railroaders 6-2, 6-0, and 6-2.

This win propelled the Wolverines into fourth place in league standings as playoffs start tomorrow.

Truckee will meet either Reno or Douglas in the first round of post-season play, depending on game results this week.


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