Lady Wave tennis edges Wooster in tiebreaker

Fallon senior Allison Frost prepares her backhand swing in her doubles match against Sparks on Thursday.

Fallon senior Allison Frost prepares her backhand swing in her doubles match against Sparks on Thursday. Photo by Thomas Ranson.

The Lady Wave tennis team picked up a pair of wins, including a tiebreaker, to open its fall season.
Fallon handed Sparks a 12-6 defeat in Thursday’s season opener at the Reno Tennis Center before edging Wooster, 10-9, on Saturday in Fallon.

No. 1 singles player Kyla Trotter and the No. 1 doubles team of Allison Frost and Paige Donahue were perfect on both days. The No. 2 doubles team of Shiloh Pequeno and Isabelle Nuckolls finished 3-1.

Fallon’s boys tennis team took home the win on Thursday against Sparks after the Railroaders forfeited with only one doubles team.

Joey Nuckolls and Austin Hawkins won, 6-0, Sammy Lords and Brody Allyn won, 6-3, and Sabastian Escartin and Daniel Madera won, 7-5.

In Saturday’s contest against Wooster, the Colts held on for an 11-7 win in Reno.

Owen Palmer won twice in singles, and the teams of Nuckolls and Hawkins, and Lords and Allyn also prevailed with two victories.

Nathan Lords had one win in singles.

Fallon’s tennis teams face Incline on Thursday with the boys hosting the Highlanders and girls traveling to the lake. The boys match against Hug on Saturday was canceled, but the girls team will host the Hawks at 10 a.m.

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Fallon’s Cameron Christy competes in last week’s cross-country meet in Fallon.


Oasis Academy’s volleyball team won its season opener on Friday, coming from behind to defeat Sage Ridge in five sets at the city-county gym.

The Bighorns won 23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-14 and 15-7.

No statistics were available.

The Bighorns host Sierra Lutheran today at 5 p.m. and Smith Valley at 4 p.m. on Friday before traveling to Sierra Sage Academy on Tuesday.

The Lady Wave volleyball team lost its first two matches to open the season, including a four-set thriller against Elko on Friday.

Against the Indians, Fallon prevented the sweep by winning the third set before falling in the fourth. Elko won the match 29-27, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-18 at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Dayton, though, swept the Lady Wave 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23 on Saturday in Lyon County.
No statistics were available.

Fallon hosts cross-valley rival Fernley on Wednesday at 6 p.m. after the Vaqueros ended the Lady Wave’s season in the 3A regional tournament in November 2019. Fallon travels to Spring Creek on Friday.

Cross country
Fallon’s cross country team hosted the first meet of the fall season on Tuesday when 32 runners competed in the two-lap course at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon, Spring Creek and Elko competed in the event with the Spartans’ Kendra Lusk winning the girls division with a time of 19 minutes, 21 seconds and Liam Hamilton winning the boys in 17:30.

For Fallon, junior Savanna Regli finished seventh at 24:08 followed by junior Zoey Brown in eighth at 25:34. Cameron Christy finished 14th for Fallon in the boys division with a time of 20:38, followed by Gerik Wassmuth at 24:47.

Fallon hosted a second meet on Tuesday.

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Fallon’s Savanna Regli finishes seventh in last week’s cross-country meet.


Girls golf
The Lady Wave sent three golfers to its season opener in Winnemucca last Monday.

Junior Lainee Reid led the team with a score of 107 while junior Gabby Loop scored a 116 at the Winnemucca Golf Course. Freshman Hannah Benjamin finished the day with a 146.

Lowry won the tournament with a team score of 412, followed by Elko with 433 and Dayton at 435. Elko’s Gabby Bement was the top golfer after shooting an 83.

Fallon competed in Tuesday’s second league match at the Fernley Golf Course.


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