Truckee tennis | Boys drop first match of season to first-place Reno |

Truckee tennis | Boys drop first match of season to first-place Reno

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Submitted photoToby Zeigler prepares to serve against Reno.

The Truckee boys’ tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, 16-2, against undefeated Reno on Thursday in a battle of the top two teams in the High Desert League.andamp;#8220;We’ve had few opportunities to face competition of this caliber,andamp;#8221; said Truckee coach Rick Deeter, whose Wolverines fell to 5-1 while Reno improved to 6-0. andamp;#8220;We wish we could be challenged at this level more often, in order to prepare for the upcoming regionals.andamp;#8221; The one bright spot for Truckee in the match was Isaiah Cutler, who won two of his three sets to score the Wolverines’ only wins.Last Tuesday, Truckee traveled to Fallon and dominated, winning all six sets in the first round en route to a 13-5 team win.The coaches mixed it up a little in the second round. Joey Murray and Tyler Paladino came in to take over in the singles category. A few new doubles teams were paired up in the next few rounds, as Addison Dvorcek and Jackson Rohlf won a nail biter, 7-6. Freshmen Teagan Pado and Eli Yale lost in a tiebreaker, and Aaron Deeter and Colin Gerrard added a solid performance to the team total.North Valleys also came to Truckee recently as the Wolverines continued to mix it up after another impressive first-round performance. Nathan Black and Joey Murray teamed up to take on Nevada’s second seed in a set that went to a tiebreaker. Black and Murray won 7-6, making the first round a clean sweep for Truckee. Starting singles players Cutler, Jake Kamenetsky and Gerrard all won 6-Love. The andamp;#8220;Aarons,andamp;#8221; Pado and Deeter, teamed up for the first time, wining 6-2. Freshman Brandon Flora, in his first singles appearance, also won 6-Love. andamp;#8220;We put a couple of experienced juniors with a few freshman to see how that would work out,andamp;#8221; said coach Deeter. Brandon Deeter/Eli Yale won 6-3, while Zack Conradson/Teagan Pado played a solid net game to win 6-Love. Truckee defeated North Valley, 15-3.andamp;#8212; This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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