A solid Spirit Lake girls tennis team handled a young Cherokee Washington High squad 7-2 in Lakes Conference action here Monday night played in windy, chilly conditions.
Cherokee's #1 player Denise Freed stays focused while returning this forehand shot against Spirit Lake here Monday night. Photo by Paul Struck
In varsity singles for Cherokee, Denise Freed lost 10-2 to KJ Veldman at #1, Emily Estala fell 10-1 to Hannah Coenen at #2, Taylor Meyerhofer lost 10-4 to Rachael Westergard at #3, Megan Carlson beat Margaret Delaney 10-8 at #4, Shelby Bingham lost 10-3 to Olivia Rohlik at #5, and Brooke Luetkeman fell 10-8 to Amanda Bueltel at #6.
In varsity doubles, Freed and Carlson defeated Coenen and Westergaard 10-5 at #1, Estala and Meyerhofer lost 10-1 to Veldman and Rohlik at #2, and Bingham and Luetkeman lost 10-1 to Margaret Delaney and Natalie Delaney at #3.
"The girls played very hard and had good points," said Cherokee coach Tricia Langholdt. "Megan did a great job getting the lone singles win for varsity. Brooke lost a heartbreaker but played very well all the way through."
Cherokee's Megan Carlson is ready to return the ball during the Lakes Conference tennis match against Spirit Lake in Cherokee Monday night. Carlson won both her singles and doubles matches. Photo by Paul Struck
In JV action for Cherokee, Megan Hummel lost 8-1 at #1, Whitney Webb lost 8-1 at #2, Rachel Corken lost 8-5 at #3, Cassy Joines lost 8-0 at #4, Jennifer Davis fell 8-2 at #5, and Lauren Yearous won 8-5 at #6.
In JV doubles, Hummel and Corken lost 8-3 at #1, Webb and Brianna Fowler won 9-7 at #2, and Yearous and Katie Sambrano lost 8-5 at #3.
"I'm very happy with how hard everyone played," noted Langholdt.
The WHS girls host Estherville-LC Thursday night.