The Douglas High girls tennis team will play for the regional title Friday afternoon at the Caughlin Club in Reno after a big 13-5 win over McQueen Thursday in Minden.
Douglas will take on perennial powerhouse Reno at 3 p.m. The Carson Valley Times will be on hand providing live updates via Twitter (www.twitter.com/joeycrandall or on the right-hand side of this page under the “Updates from the Newsroom” section.
On Thursday, Douglas and McQueen were on the verge of splitting the first round 3-3 as the Tigers’ No. 2 singles player Courtney McKimmey fell behind 3-0 to her opponent. McKimmey battled back, though, matching her opponents power game and moving her opponent around the court with a variety of shots before pulling away with a 7-6 (7-4) tiebreaker win.
That gave Douglas a 4-2 advantage coming out of the first round. From there, the Tigers took command with a dominating 5-1 second round.
McKimmey and Madelyn Landerfelt each went 3-0 in the singles bracket, with Landerfelt preserving her unbeaten record on the year.
Maggie Rich was also impressive, going 2-0 on the day.
In the doubles bracket, Kelly Sonnemann and Katelin Teigen went 3-0, Kellie Hergenrader and Tara Cottrill went 2-1 and Bryana McNamara and Ingrid Carlson picked up a crucial win to complete a doubles sweep in the second round.