Truckee boys’ tennis | Forsberg, Pado take down Reno’s No. 1 doubles team
The Truckee High boys’ tennis team split a pair of home matches last week, beating Reed, 12-6, on Tuesday and losing to 4A power Reno, 14-4, on Thursday. The team is now 5-1 on the year.
Against Reed, Truckee’s top seeds took 10 of the first 12 sets to clinch the victory. Singles players Zac Sallinger, Isaiah Cutler and Jake Kamenetsky, as well as the doubles team of Grayson Forsberg and Aaron Pado, all swept the first two rounds.
Brandon Deeter and Jackson Rohlf won the first round while Zach Conradon and Alex Kopytko took the second round. Freshman Aaron Deeter teamed up with his brother, Brandon, to win the final set, 7-5.
and#8220;The team continues to improve and our next match with Reno will be the real measuring stick,and#8221; coach Rick Deeter said after the match. and#8220;We continue to improve with contributions from all of our players.and#8221;
On Thursday the top tennis team in Nevada came to Truckee to break the Wolverines’ undefeated streak in the division. Reno has crushed every team this year, but found a few challenges facing the Wolverines.
In the first round, Truckee gave up two sets 5-7, coming down to the last points of the match that came close to swinging the results. Only Cutler managed a first-round victory. Cutler won his second set in a nail biter, 7-5. Sallinger took a set in the third round.
The one set that got so much attention was the tiebreaker in the doubles match by Forsberg and Pado.
Reno has not seen its top two doubles teams lose a single set in a year and a half and#8212; until Thursday. After falling a break, Forsberg/Pado fought back to break back Reno late in the set to force a 6-6 tiebreaker. After going deep to return a lob, Pado chipped a shot at his feet that hit the baseline to win the tiebreaker, 7-3.
and#8220;Next year I think we’ll push them a little more,and#8221; said coach Ken Cutler. and#8220;I was impressed.and#8221;
and#8212; This article was e-mailed to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at email@example.com.
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