The Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Tennis Team showed improvement in its second meeting with Cherokee on Friday.
But the Braves still had too much firepower in winning 8-1 over the Midgets in ELC's first home meet of the season.
"I thought we improved and that was good to see," said ELC coach Larry Kirchner. "We were a lot more competitive."
ELC’s Emily Jorgenson hits a return during her singles match against Cherokee on Friday.
Photo by David Swartz
ELC's one win on the night came at the No. 1 singles as Maddy Burns defeated Rachel Boyle 11-10, winning 7-2 in the tiebreak.
At the No. 2 singles, Emily Jorgenson battled by from a 5-0 deficit to Laure Yearous to get within 8-7, but then lost 10-7.
"Emily played a good second half of the match," said Kirchner.
At the No. 3 singles, Kaylee Nissen held the early lead, but then lost 10-5 to Angela Livezey. In other singles, Taylor Nissen lost 10-4 to Jordyn Bingham, Emily Origer lost 10-4 to Grace Teusink and Rachael Mueller lost 10-3 to Dusty Wright.
With Burns nursing a sore shoulder and the Lakes Conference Meet in LeMars today, ELC forfeited the No. 1 singles. At the No. 2 singles, Kaylee and Taylor Nissen lost 11-10 (7-5) to Bingham and Teusink while Origer and Mueller lost 10-0 to Livezey and Wright.
Next week, the Midgets host Spirit Lake-Okoboji on Monday and then travel to Spencer on Thursday.