STORM LAKE - The undefeated Cherokee Braves tennis team overcame cold temperatures and high, gusting winds to slam-bam the Storm Lake Torndaoes on their home courts 9-0 in boys Lakes Conference tennis action here Monday night.
The Braves used two tie-breakers to sweep the six varsity singles matches, and then closed it out with a three-match sweep in doubles.
In varsty doubles, Egger and Pritzlaff beat Anderson and Anderson 10-5 at #1; Renken and Parker defeated Kavan and Mountysayalath 10-3 at #2; and Struck and John Bieber beat Nasirichampang and Lovan 10-6 at #3.
"The playing conditions were cold and miserably windy, which can oftentimes be a great equalizer, but we made a solid statement nonetheless," said Cherokee veteran coach Dave Zelle.
"Egger continued his dominance at #1, and Renken and Parker have yet to be tested at #3 and #4. Pritzlaff struggled in the first set as he adjusted to the wind, but had a tremendous finish.
"Struck made a tremendous adjustment in poise and control of play to turn a 6-2 setback in the first set into a 6-0 mdomination in the second set, thus forcing a super tiebreaker in lieu of a full third set to secure the victory."
Cherokee also claimed the JV match by a close 5-4 margin. In JV singles, John Bieber won 8-2 at #1, Daniel Enderlin won 8-2 at #2, Jacob Lewis lost 8-5 at #3, Matthew Enderlin won 8-3 at #4, Zac Woods won 8-4 at #5, and Dillon Drefke lost 8-5 at #6.
In JV doubles, Ogren and Daniel Enderlin won 8-4 at #1, Lewis and Matthew Enerlin lost 8-2 at #2, and Woods and Weston Burkhardt lost 8-4 at #3.
The Braves host Spirit Lake Park here Friday night, and travel to Estherville-LC Monday night.