Tahoe Donner tennis team wins district tourney
The Tahoe Donner Men’s 4.5 tennis team, Team Snap’em Off, overcame 95 degree heat to claim the District Championship in Roseville on Aug. 10.
The team, which is a part of the United States Tennis Association, was victorious against three other top teams in Northern California. All team matches went down to the wire in nail-biting super match tiebreakers.
With the achievement, the Tahoe Donner squad will head to Carmel for the Sectional Championships and the right to represent Northern California in the National Championships.
Team Snap’em Off is spearheaded by a number of local tennis pros from surrounding resorts Tahoe Donner, Northstar, Schaffer’s Mill and Tahoe Taverns.
Members include local tennis directors Ian Mindell, Zeke Straw and Wade Holiday; local pros Craig Gorbach, James (aka the King) McCollum, Malcolm Riddenour; and members Dave Condon, Eric Park, Chris Beye, Don Fyfe, Michael Waas, Matty McGinnis, Tom Echenique, Russ Jilot, Mert Calgar, Terry (TVP) Vander Ploeg, Ken Wittels, and Jeremy Lukensmeyer.