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Charleston netters slip past Sikeston

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Charleston's Lindsay Burke watches as her doubles teammate Jade Schwieger.
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Blue Jays tennis team hosted the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon, handing the Lady Bulldogs a loss by a final score of 5-4.

Sikeston's Jenni DeWitt was in usual form, taking care of Charleston's No. 1 Jade Schwieger, 8-0. At No. 2 singles, Sikeston's Campbell Moore was victorious over Allison DeField, winning by a score of 8-3.

Other winners of singles matches included Jordan Duenne (CHS), over Danielle Ahlfield 9-7; Megan Underhill (SHS) over Lindsay Burke 9-7; Kayla McKenzie (CHS) over Hannah Moore 8-5 and Mary Kate Renaud (CHS) over Caroline Murray 8-1.

"Overall as a team, we played really well," Sikeston's head coach Lynne DeWitt said. "We had some really good matches."

"The girls never gave up. They kept fighting for every point,"?she added.

In varsity doubles action, Sikeston's No. 1 team of DeWitt and Campbell Moore held off the tough duo of Schwieger and Burke 8-5, while No. 2 DeField and Renaud (CHS) defeated Ahlfield and Underhill 8-1. At No. 3 doubles, Duenne and Chelsea Stallings (CHS) defeated Hannah Moore and Murray 8-1.

In junior varsity action, the Charleston squad was too much for Sikeston, pulling off the team win by a score of 3-0.

Liz Matthews (CHS) defeated Jacarra Lampkin 6-1, while Madeline Burke (CHS) held on to defeat Mallorie Collins 6-3.

In doubles competition, Maggie Fox and Morgan Collier (CHS) defeated Lampkin and Collins 7-5.