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Tennis Braves slam Storm Lake

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cherokee boys now 3-0 for season

The undefeated Cherokee Braves varsity tennis team ran its record to 3-0 last week by defeating visiting Storm Lake 6-3 in an exciting, competitive Lakes Conference match.

Cherokee's Tom Wilson carefully eyes his serve in recent Lakes Conference tennis singles action in Cherokee. The undefeated Braves play at Le Mars Monday, and host Spencer Tuesday. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee tallied four singles matches and two doubles matches to secure the important victory over a talented, veteran Tornado squad that boasts five seniors and a junior in its six-man varsity line-up.

In singles action for the Braves, Cole Egger beat Jesse Munger 10-3 at number one, Kyle Ruele beat Erick Stephas 10-8 at two, Cole Renken lost 10-5 to Taylor Anderson at three, Dan Feser lost 10-8 to Jeremy Boese at four, Tom Wilson beat Cory Nelson 10-8 at five, and Nick Parker beat Will Hansen 10-5 at six.

In doubles action for Cherokee, Egger and Ruehle defeated Munger and Stephas 10-8 at number one, Renken and Parker beat Anderson and Boese 11-9 at two, and Feser and Wilson lost 10-5 to Nelson and Hansen at three.

Cherokee's Dan Feser has his racket ready for the oncoming ball in Lakes Conference tennis action last week against Storm Lake, won by the undfeated Braves. Photo by Paul Struck
The Cherokee JV boys lost 5-4, winning three singles matches and one doubles match.

For the Young Braves, Alex Struck won 8-6 at number one singles, John Bieber won 8-5 at two, Jordan Ogren won 8-2 at three, Daniel Enderlin lost 9-8 on a 2-7 tiebreaker at four, Jacob Lewis lost 8-4 at five, and Daniel Rodgers lost 8-0 at six. In an extra singles match, Alex Allbaugh split two matches, winnng 6-2 and losing 6-4.

In JV doubles for Cherokee, Struck and Enderlin won 8-4 at number one, Bieber and Ogren lost 8-6 at two, and Lewis and Rodgers lost 8-5 at three. In an extra doubles match, Lewis and Allbaugh won twice, 7-6 on an 8-6 tiebreaker, and 6-4.

"This one was a lot tougher than the first two team wins, but is sure feels good to wallk away with a win," said a pleased Cherokee coach Dave Zelle. "The guys hung in there and found ways to win when the games mattered most. Egger smartly dispatched his opponent with alacrity, and Ruehle showed excellent composure in a hard-fought match."

Zelle also was quick to applaud the efforts of Renken and Parker in their doubles match which sealed the win for the Braves.

Cherokee's boys play at Le Mars tonight, and host Spencer Tuesday night in a rain-out make-up match.

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