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Spencer handles tennis Braves

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Cherokee's Kyle Ruehle stays focused on the ball during recent Lakes Conference tennis action. Ruehle is the 2008 Lakes Conference champion in second-flight singles, and is undefeated in singles action this season. Photo by Roy Tucker
Ruehle remains undefeated at #2 singles

SPENCER - Lakes Conference champion Spencer clipped the Cherokee Braves varsity tennis team 7-2 here on April 28, for the second team victory over the Braves this season.

Cherokee claimed one singles match, and captured the number one doubles match for its two points.

Cole Egger returns a forehand in recent Lakes Conference tennis action for the Cherokee Braves at number one singles. Photo by Roy Tucker
For Cherokee in singles, Cole Egger lost 11-9 to Lakes champ Chris Lensing at number one after beating him in Cherokee two weeks ago, Kyle Ruehle beat Sascha Schulz 10-3 at two, Cole Renken lost 10-8 to Joey Toale at three, Tom WIlson lost 10-7 to Chris Jones at four, Daniel Feser lost 10-0 to Taylor Harmon at five, and Nick Parker lost 10-5 to Jon Gabhart at six.

In doubles action, Egger and Ruehle beat Lensing and Schulz 10-7 at number one, Renken and Parker lost 10-6 to Toale and Harmon at two, and Wilson and Feser fell 10-4 to Jones and Gabhart at three.

The Tigers swept the JV match 9-0 on their home courts, although several of the matches were hotly contested.

In singles for Cherokee, Alex Struck lost 8-5 at number one, John Bieber lost 8-4 at two, Daniel Enderlin lost 8-0 at three, Jacob Lewis lost 8-3 at four, Daniel Rodgers lost 8-0 at five, and Alex Allbaugh lost 8-2 at six.

In JV doubles, Struck and Bieber lost 9-7 at number one after leading 7-4, Enderlin and Lewis lost 8-1 at two, and Rodgers and Allbaugh lost 8-3 at three.

"Ruehle had another outstanding day, crushing his opponent and remaining undefeated on the season at number two singles," said Cherokee coach Dave Zelle. "He and Cole Egger also had a nice win at number one doubles.

"Wilson, Renken, and Parker made nice comebacks, but had slow starts that left them in big holes at the onset of their matches. Egger played a superb match against Lensing, but after he reached nine games he couldn't quite close it out and the match slipped away from him."

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