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Tennis Braves tumble to Storm Lake

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cherokee's Alec Schultz returns the ball as teammate Matt Enderlin stands by to assist during a recent warm-up session prior to the Braves taking on Storm Lake in Cherokee last week to kick off the 2012 Lakes Conference tennis season. Photo by Paul Struck
The Cherokee Braves opened their 2012 Lakes Conference tennis season with a 7-2 setback at the hands of Storm Lake here last week.

In varsity singles matches for Cherokee, Brett Walker lost 10-2 to Cole Anderson at #1, Matt Enderlin beat Storm Lake's Blake Overmohl 11-9 at #2, Eric Wilkie lost 10-1 to Jesse Luedtke at #3, Alec Schultz fell 10-1 to Geoff Converse at #4, Andrea Pavanello fell 10-2 to Taylor Friesen at #5, and Nathan Fowler lost 10-5 rto Ross Dewerff at #6.

In varsity doubles for the Braves, Walker and Wilkie lost 10-3 to Anderson and Overmohl at #1, Enderlin and Schultz beat Luedtke and Kyle Reimers 10-8 at #2, and Pavanello and Fowler lost 10-3 to Converse and Dewerff at #3.

In JV action for Cherokee, Alexx maurer lost 8-1 at #1, Trent Larson fell 8-3 at #2, Nick Bennigsdorf lost 8-0 at #3, and 8-3 at #5.

"We are extremely young and inexperienced this season due to a variety of issues," said veteran Cherokee coach Dave Zelle. "Matt Enderlin had a nice win at #2 coming off ACL surgery that had him sidelined for six months. He and Alec Schultz also teamed up for a nice win at #2 doubles."

The Braves face two long Lakes Conference road trips this week, playing at Spirit Lake tonight, and at Estherville-LC Thursday.

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