Truckee tennis | Boys breeze past Spanish Springs

Staff report

Truckee freshman Quinton Butler competes against Spanish Springs on Thursday.
Courtesy Marc Pado |

The Truckee boys tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 13-5 win at Spanish Springs in an 18-set match this past Thursday.

The match provided another opportunity for Truckee’s freshmen and sophomores to get in the match.

The starting singles seeds, Addison Dvoracek, Toby Zeigler and Nicholas Gardella, all won first-round matchups, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-1, respectively.

The doubles teams did equally well. Colin Gerrard/Teagan Pado went head-to-head with two of the four returning Spanish Springs players, winning 6-3. Aaron Deeter/Ethan Gotts and Eli Yale/Brandon Flora breezed through their matchups, 6-1 apiece.

Truckee used the early 6-0 lead to replace the top seeds so that it would have more even matchups in the second round.

Zach Yamauchi stepped in to play the No. 3 seed, winning his set 6-4. Kevin Cross and Colin Deurlington came into the doubles slot, playing to a 5-5 tie before falling a break to lose 5-7 in a hotly contested match.

The other four starters moved up to win their matches, clinching the victory for Truckee after two rounds. With Truckee up 11-1, both teams used the opportunity to give the younger players a start.

Quinton Butler and Quinn Poncelet stepped into two singles spots. Cody Tilton teamed up with Jack Feick to challenge the top doubles team, while Brandon Kinter and Curtis Krommenhoek challenged the No. 3 team.

Spanish Springs did well in the final round, winning four of the final six sets. However, top seeded singles player Dvoracek and doubles players Gerrard/Pado won their rounds.

“Spanish Springs has a very young team and the match was a perfect opportunity to see some of our younger players on the court in a real match,” said Truckee coach Rick Deeter.

Truckee’s Tuesday match against Sparks was forfeited, lifting Truckee to 3-1. The Wolverines face Reno in a nonleague match at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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