Cherokee's Denise Freed steps into a forehand return during recent Lakes Conference tennis action in Cherokee. The WHS girls beat Spencer last week. Photo by Mike Leckband
The improved Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team beat Spencer 6-3 here last week for their third victory in four recent matches.
The Cherokee gals won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches for the impressive win.
In varsity singles for WHS, Denise Freed lost 4-10 to Sara VanBerkum at #1, Taylor Meyerhofer lost 4-10 to Bradi Baschke at #2, Emily Estala beat Piper Swanson 10-8 at #3, Megan Carlson beat Emma Barber 10-3 at #4, Brooke Luetkeman beat Tiffany Lovan 10-5 at #5, and Megan Hummel beat Kate Wilkerson 10-6 at #6.
Taylor Hofmeyer of Cherokee stays focused on a forehand stroke during girls Lakes Conference tennis action in Cherokee last week. Photo by Mike Leckband
In varsity doubles, Freed and Carlson defeated Baschke and Swanson 10-7 at 31, Estala and Meyerhofer lost 3-10 to VanBerkum and Barber at #2, and Luetkeman and Hummel beat Lovan and Wilkerson 10-3 at #3. Luetkeman and Hummel were leading 9-3, 30-15 when the meet was called because of rain.
In a hotly contested JV match, the teams were tied at 4-4 when the match was called due to rain and the final match tied at 6-6.
In JV singles, Shelby Bingham won 8-2 at 31, Rachel Corken won 8-2 ar #2, Cassy Joines won 8-3 at #3, Jennifer Davis won 8-5 at #4, Dallas Ellis lost 3-8 at #5, and Abby Lubeck lost 1-8 at #6.
Emily Estala of Cherokee follows through after stroking a forehand during her team's big victory over Spencer in Cherokee last week. Photo by Mike Leckband
In JV doubles, Brianna Fowler and Whitney Webb lost 8-9 (5-7 tiebreaker) at #1, Amanda Kellen and Molly White lost 5-8 at #3, and Davis and katie Sambrano were tied at 6-6 at #2 when the rains came.