Truckee prep roundup: Haas first Wolverine to win boys tennis state title
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee boys tennis team has seen some impressive singles players come through its program.
But no one like Zach Haas.
The Truckee sophomore made history over the weekend, becoming the first Wolverine to win an individual state tennis title.
Facing Rua Elmore of Western in the 3A state finals, Haas gritted to a 7-5 tiebreak-win in the opening set before cruising to a 6-0 win in the second set, capturing the boys singles title at the 3A state tennis tournament Saturday at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center in Truckee.
Haas, who finished the season with a perfect 30-0 match record, breezed to the finals with wins over Boulder City’s Breton Erianger (6-0, 6-0) and the Meadows’ Nate Van der Post (6-0, 6-1).
In the state doubles bracket, Truckee’s Zach Larson and Noah Warren finished fourth. The duo fell in the third-place match 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 to the Meadows’ Ahmed Nadeem and Peyton Sachs.
Meanwhile, in the state team competition, Truckee couldn’t keep up with the Meadows, falling 13-5 in the semifinals Thursday at the Reno Tennis Center.
Like the boys, the Lady Wolverines couldn’t get past The Meadows in the 3A girl state semifinals. Truckee was shut out by the Mustangs, 12-0.
The Meadows went on to win both the boys and girls state titles.
In the girls singles bracket, Truckee’s Annie Guerra lost in the first round to the Meadows’ Anuja Daulat, 6-0, 6-0.
Girls soccer: Wolverines remain unbeaten in league
Ava Seelenfreund netted two goals, leading the Truckee girls soccer team to a 5-0 shutout of Incline on Friday at Truckee High School.
The Wolverines stormed out to a 3-0 lead at halftime and never looked back. Chloe Murphy, Zareli Villa and Olivia Koster each tacked on a goal for Truckee.
In the net, goalkeepers Izzy Abarno and Elena Orozco combined for three saves to share the shutout.
The result kept the Wolverines (15-1, 14-0) undefeated in 3A Northern play and allowed them to claim at least a share of the league title.
The victory also came on the heels of Truckee’s 3-2 win over rival South Tahoe on Wednesday under the lights at Viking Stadium in South Lake Tahoe.
Truckee opened the scoring by quickly converting a free kick 20 yards out in the eighth minute. While the Vikings were still setting up their wall, Amber Simonpietri astutely slid a low shot to the far post that South Tahoe couldn’t defend — the shot hit off the post and in to make it 1-0.
In the 19th minute, a South Tahoe turnover in the box led to a chance for Truckee — and the visitors took advantage. Villa took the ball near the top of the box, beat a defender and hit a left-footed shot that found the back of the net and gave the Wolverines a 2-0 lead.
The match was back and forth after the Vikings scored to cut it to 2-1, but just before the break Truckee turned a set piece into its third goal of the half. A free kick from Heather Pendleton was blocked, and the ball fell to her after a failed clearance attempt — the senior blasted a shot into the top right corner to extend the Wolverines’ lead to 3-1 in the 37th minute.
Truckee squares off with Lowry and North Tahoe this week to cap the regular season.
Boys soccer: Truckee routs South Tahoe, Incline
The Truckee boys soccer team dominated two of its rivals last week, shutting out South Tahoe 7-0 on Wednesday before rolling to a 6-1 rout of Incline on Friday.
The Wolverines (12-4-3, 8-3-3) finish out the regular season this week with showdowns against Lowry and North Tahoe.
Volleyball: Truckee sweeps Dayton, Fernley
Maia Dvoracek penciled in 16 kills and 13 set assists, fueling the Truckee volleyball team’s 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-20, 25-23) of Dayton on Friday at Dayton High School.
Adding to the Wolverines’ dominant showing was Madison Bromley, who posted eight kills and six digs.
Shelby Gendreau led in assists with 18 and Sara Gran-Nilsson added six digs.
On Wednesday, Dvoracek slammed 17 kills to steer Truckee to a 3-0 sweep (25-14, 25-13, 25-21) of Fernley at Truckee High School.
Ryleigh Hogland and Bromley added eight and seven kills, respectively. Defensively, Kira Collins had four blocks and Stephanie Randall had five digs.
Truckee (21-6, 14-0) takes on South Tahoe before facing Lowry in its regular season finale.
Tahoe Daily Tribune Sports Editor Anthony Gentile contributed to this report.