With their season nearing the midway mark, the Greenwave boys and girls tennis teams swept Incline and Hug last week.
The Lady Wave remained undefeated with a victory over Hug, 13-5, on Saturday in Fallon while the boys team defeated Incline, 10-8, on Thursday in Fallon.
The senior duo of Allison Frost and Paige Donahue remained undefeated by sweeping their three matches against the Hawks. No. 1 singles player Kyla Trotter suffered her first loss on the season – a 6-3 setback to Aenessa Rylski - but she still won two matches.
The doubles team of Shiloh Pequeno and Isabelle Nuckolls won all three matches, and Makenna Blunt scored a 7-6 tiebreaking win.
For the boys, Owen Palmer won all three of his singles matches against the Highlanders, and Nathan and Sammy Lords won two doubles matches.
The Greenwave next competes on Thursday when they host both Truckee’s boys and girls teams. The match begins at 3 p.m. at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
Junior Lainee Reid finished fifth in last week’s 3A East tournament at the Fernley Golf Course.
Reid led the Lady Wave with a 98 – and recorded her first birdie – while fellow junior Gabby Loop scored a 115. Freshman Hannah Benjamin finished the day with a 141.
“She’s figured out her drive and is gaining confidence with her new distances,” Fallon coach Sandy Vanderbeek said of Reid. “She has already lowered her average from last year by about 10 strokes.”
Vanderbeek said that Loop has also figured out how to control her drive, which is helping with her accuracy. She also said that Benjamin has been a great addition to the team.
“(Gabby) hits more accurate and has also lowered her average from last year by about 15 strokes,” Vanderbeek added.
The rest of the team includes freshmen Ava Faught, Justyce Freeman and Madison Lewis. Vanderbeek has been pleased with the freshmen’s progress.
“(Ava) is getting good basic swing and starting to hit the ball well. I’m looking forward to see her play in the tournaments,” Vanderbeek said. “(Justyce) is working hard to improve her swing and understand the golf language. I am encouraged to see how well she has been learning.
“(Madison) is another newcomer with great potential. She is starting to hit some good shots and I look forward to what she will do the rest of this year and the future.”
Fallon competes on Thursday at the Dayton Valley Golf Club.
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