Truckee tennis squads 1-0 in High Desert
Sun News Service
The Wolverines boys earned a narrow victory over the visiting Highlander tennis team on Thursday, defeating Incline, 25-20, by one doubles match.
“Everybody played really well, and it just came down to that one doubles match,” said Incline head coach Mike Fortin. “And we just couldn’t pull out the last win.”
Incline’s No. 2 pair, Kevin Bennett and Stephen McKay, faced Truckee’s No. 3 pair Kyle Rynella and Mike Lawrence in the third round when the scores between Truckee and Incline were tied.
Bennett and McKay were thrown off kilter by Rynella and Lawrence’s lob-and-charge style of play and lost the set, 6-2.
Truckee’s No. 1 team of Court Hickman and Gabe Cooper defeated Incline’s No. 1 Andrew Herr and Kyle Bowman, 7-5. Hickman and Cooper have yet to lose a match in the 2004 season.
Incline senior singles sensation Scott Oberly cruised through the match undefeated, with scores of 6-0 against No. 1 Kaya Lampe, 6-1 against No. 3 Greg Beno and 6-0 versus No. 2 J.J. Besio. Lampe came back to win his final two matches of the day to finish 2-1, one of those against Incline’s Tim Musick.
“In the match that Tim lost against Kaya Lampe, Truckee’s No. 1 player, it could have gone either way,” Fortin said. “It was really good tennis and really good points.”
Truckee defeated Carson, which plays in the Sierra League, in its season opener on Aug. 31, 28-17, at Tahoe Donner Tennis Club.
[Truckee boys tennis played at Fallon on Tuesday and plays at Spanish Springs on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m.]
The visiting Lady Wolverines tennis team left Incline with a victory on Thursday, defeating Incline 30-15 in the team score.
Incline’s Suzy Thompson won two of three matches against Truckee’s No. 2 and 3 singles’ players, 6-1 and 6-2, but fell to top seed Andrea Roegiers, 7-5. Thompson was up 5-2, but Roegiers came back to win the set. Roegiers won all three singles matches to up her season record to 6-0.
The No. 2 Lady Highlander senior/freshman pair of Kristen Spees and Aislinn Murray delivered Incline’s best performance on the doubles’ courts, winning two of three matches. Spees and Murray came back in their third round to upset Truckee’s No. 1 pair of Kim Quesnel and Emily Lawrence, 7-6 (7-5), after Quesnel had Lawrence had won the first two matches.
Truckee rebounded from a 30-15 loss on Aug. 31 at Carson, which plays in the 4A Sierra League.
[Truckee girls tennis hosted Fallon on Tuesday and hosts Spanish Springs on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Club.]