Truckee tennis | Boys split against McQueen, Reed |

Truckee tennis | Boys split against McQueen, Reed

Courtesy photoTruckee sophomore Brandon Flora in action.

The Truckee boysand#8217; tennis team split its last two matches, beating Reed 13-5 at home last Thursday and losing 11-7 at McQueen on Tuesday.

The Wolverines played McQueen tightly, but fell just short against the larger Division I school, which played consistent tennis, keeping unforced errors to a minimum.

and#8220;McQueen is a good team,and#8221; said Truckee coach Isaiah Cutler.

Truckeeand#8217;s No. 1 seeds, Jake Kamenetsky in singles and Aaron Pado/Grayson Forsberg in doubles, did what they needed to do. Kamenetsky won two of his three matches, while the Pado/Forsberg duo continued its undefeated streak in doubles play, winning all three rounds.

Thatand#8217;s not to say that it wasnand#8217;t close. In the final round, McQueen was up 4-2, forcing Truckee to fight back and break serve twice to win the final set 7-5. No. 2 doubles seed Colin Gerrard and Toby Ziegler won their final-round set, but the team came up short, but it wasnand#8217;t enough to lift the Wolverines to victory.

Against Reed, everyone on the Truckee team received an opportunity to play after the starting squad was able to win all six sets in the first round.

and#8220;This was an opportunity to get the rest of the team into a match,and#8221; said coach Rick Deeter.

The matchups were better suited for competitive play in the next two rounds, with Reed winning four of six in the second round and Truckee fighting back with five of six in the final round.

Several sophomores were able to showcase their skills in front of the home crowd. Brandon Flora and Eli Yale teamed up for the first time in a doubles match, while Addison Dvoracek posted a convincing 6-1 win in the final round, his first time hitting the court this year.

and#8220;We hope to have many more opportunities this year to get everyone on the court,and#8221; said coach Marc Pado. and#8220;Even the upcoming freshman were able to play a few exhibition sets.and#8221;

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