Cherokee's #1 doubles team of Alex Struck and Matt Enderlin won their first match with a 6-0, 6-0 devastation of Spirit Lake-Okoboji's Tyler Rice and Joe Oldson, and then dropped a hotly contested match to Sioux City Heelan's Kyle Walsh and Garen Merrit 6-7, 3-6 to close out their season.
Players must declare whether they will play singles or doubles in District Tournament action, as they can't do both.
In singles for Cherokee, Connor Ogren beat Levi Jensen of Estherville-LC 6-1, 6-4, and then lost 4-6, 3-6 to Kent Hasselquist of Le Mars.
Cherokee freshman Brett Walker dropped his opening singles match 0-6, 1-6 to Eric Maassen of Spencer.
"The doubles draw ended up stacked with talent," said Cherokee coach Dave Zelle. "Alex and Matt recieved the #4 seed and won their first-round match easily.. In the second round they faced a Heelan team that ended up finishing third in the tournament, taking out the #2 seed in the consolation match.
"This closes out what was a definite rebuilding season. Last year we graduated seven of our 12 players so this year our crew of freshmen really had to step up into uncharted waters, often facing senior-laden teams. We need to spend lots of time on the courts in the summer and then they are looking at a promising future."