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Indians topple tennis Braves, 7-2

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cherokee's Alec Schultz stays focused on this backhand return shot during recent boys Lakes Conference tennis action in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Spirit Lake boys handled the Cherokee Braves tennis team 7-2 in Lakes Conference action in Cherokee last week.

In varsity singles for Cherokee, Brett Walker lost 4-6, 2-6 to Brandon Stoll at #1, Matt Enderlin fell 1-6, 2-6 to Wes Berquist at #2, Connor Ogren beat Trystan Wiedow 6-2, 6-7 (tiebreaker), 1-0 (tiebreaker), Alec Schultz lost 3-6, 3-6 to Connor Rowley at #4, Eric Wilkie lost 5-7, 2-6 to Andrew Ites at #5, and Alexx Maurer lost 1-6, 2-6 to Jackson Walsh at #6.

In varsity doubles for the Braves, Walker and Ogren lost 0-10 to Stoll and Berquist at #1, Enderlin and Schultz beat Wiedow and Rowley 10-5 at #2, and Wilkie and Nathan Fowler fell 10-8 to Ites and Izaak Plunkett at #3.

The visiting Indians won the JV match 6-1.

Nathan Fowler of Cherokee readies to stroke a forehand shot during recent boys tennis action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
For Cherokee, Andrea Pavanello lost 0-8 at #1, Fowler lost 7-9 at #2, Trenton Larsen lost 1-8 at 33, Nick Bennigsdorf lost 3-8 at #4, and Nate Laursen fell 0-8 at #5.

In JV doubles, Maurer and Pavanello won 8-2 at #1, and Larsen and Bennigsdorf lost 1-8 at #2.

"Spirit Lake sits undefeated atop the conference standings and we played some very competitive matches," said Cherokee veteran coach Dave Zelle. "Connor survived a major test to come out with a great win at #3, and Enderlin and Schultz remain undefeated on the season at #2 doubles with a nice 10-5 win."

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