Truckee tennis | Deep boys’ squad wins consecutive matches
The Truckee boys’ tennis team recorded an impressive 12-6 win at Reed recently, thanks to a first-round sweep by all three singles players.
Isaiah Cutler (6-1, 6-0, 6-1) and Jake Kamenetsky (6-0, 7-6, 6-0) filled an important role in providing consistency through all three rounds. Jackson Rohlf picked up the singles victory in round one, 6-1.
“Depth is the key,” said coach Ken Cutler, whose team is 2-1 on the season. “Early wins promote more relaxed play and allows for more substitutions.”
Aaron Pado and Grayson Forsberg waltzed through to more 6-0 victories. Brandon Deeter and Travis Ferre also solidified first- and second-round wins. Alex Omar made his first appearance, winning with Tyler Paladino to lock in the Truckee victory in the third round.
The Wolverines then rode a total team effort to another 12-6 victory, this time at home against McQueen last week.
The starters did an excellent job by winning five of the first six sets to give the team a comfortable lead early. The top singles seeds, Cutler and Kamenetsky, won their first two sets handily, extending Truckee’s lead.
Pado and Forsberg are in their third year as the top doubles seed and are looking to show some dominance in that spot, which they did by winning 6-0, 6-0 against McQueen’s top seeds. Brandon Deeter and Travis Ferre are a new doubles team this year and are looking impressive, winning 6-3, 6-3 through the first two rounds.
The strength for Truckee is its depth, as its No. 3 doubles team, Zach Conradson and Joey Murray, won 6-3 against McQueen’s No. 3. In their second set, the pair had to face McQueen’s No. 1 seed. Their 7-5 victory clinched the win for Truckee.
There were a few “first time” appearances, including Tyler Paladino taking to the singles court to win 6-3, and freshman appearances by Eli Yale and Brandon Flora, as well is Teagan Pado teaming up with Toby Ziegler.
“We are very fortunate to be allowed use of Tahoe Donner as our home court. Our boys played solid tennis across the spectrum, really raising hopes for this year’s team performance,” said coach Rick Deeter.
– This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at email@example.com.
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