The youthful Cherokee Braves won a few matches, but finished out of the money in both singles and doubles competition at the 2012 Lakes Conference Tennis Tournament last week in Spirit Lake.
In doubles action for Cherokee, Matt Enderlin and Alec Schultz won two matches in first flight, and Nathan Fowler and Andrea Pavanello won one match in second flight.
The Braves also played a weather makeup dual at Le Mars last week after that dual was postponed April 19. Le Mars won the varsity match 7-2.
In singles action for Cherokee, Walker lost 1-10 to Kolin Brooks at #1, Enderlin lost 6-10 to Ryan DeVos at #2, Ogren beat Ryan Harvey 10-8 at #3, Schultz lost 1-10 to Evan Richards at #4, Alexx Maurer lost 1-10 to Matt Ellefson at #5, and Pavanello lost 4-10 to Ben Meis at #6.
Cherokee lost the abbreviated JV match 5-1to Le Mars.
In JV singles, Fowler lost 1-8 at #1, Trenton Larsen lost 4-8 at #2, Nick Bennigsdorf lost 0-8 at #3, and Nate Laursen lost 0-8 at #4.
In JV doubles, Fowler and Larsen won 8-5 at #1, and Bennigsdorf and Laursen lost 0-8 at #2.
"Even though le Mars graduated five of their six varsity players last spring, their strong JV squad and the strength of their tradition allowed them to do a very solid rebuilding job into another competitive team," said Cherokee coach Dave Zelle.
"Connor had a great win at #3 singles, and he and Brett played well for a convincing win at #1 doubles."
The Braves host Le Mars to end regular season tonight.