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WHS tennis girls tumble at SL

Thursday, May 5, 2011

STORM LAKE - The improving Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team dropped a hard-fought 6-3 match to Storm Lake in Lakes Conference action here Monday night.

Anna Lehrach of Cherokee stays focused on the ball and oppponent during recent Lakes Conference tennis action in Cherokee. Lehrach is a foreign exchange student from Germany. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee won two varsity singles matches and one doubles match to account for the three wins, with several matches close throughout.

In varsity singles for the WHS gals, Sarah Ruehle lost 10-7 to Iwa Chanthavong at #1, Denise Freed beat Pamila Vongdevane 10-6 at #2, Amber Haupert lost 10-7 to Cassy Hill at #3, Anna Lehrach beat Alyssa Sievers 10-6 at #4, Taylor Meyerhofer fell 10-4 to Emmerly Mai at #5, and Emily Estala fell 10-5 to Lan Brown at #6.

In varsity doubles, Ruehle and Freed beat Chanthavong and Hill 10-3 at #1, Haupert and Estala lost 10-1 to Vongdevane and Sievers at #2, and Lehrach and Meyerhofer lost 10-5 to Mai and Brown at #3.

Sarah Ruehle keeps her eyes on the serve during recent tennis action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
"There were hard-fought close matches for all the girls," said Cherokee coach Tricia Koster. "We're very happy that we got three wins tonight."

Cherokee won the JV match 5-4 for the first win of the season.

In JV singles, Shelby Bingham lost 7-1 at #1, Ncole Kellen lost 9-8 in a 7-1 tiebreaker at #2, Brianna Fowler won 9-8 in a 7-4 tiebreaker at #3, Mikaela Booth won 8-4 at #4, Rachel Corken lost 8-3 at #5, and Brooke Luetkeman won 8-3 at #6.

In JV doubles, Bingham and Kellen lost 8-3 at #1, Fowler and Booth won 8-5 at #2, and Luetkeman and Whitney Webb won 8-4 at #3.

"I'm proud of how hard they all worked on JV," said coach Koster. "We lost some tough ones, but they gave it their all."

Cherokee hosts Estherville-LC tonight, and plays at Spencer Monday night.

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