POPLAR BLUFF - The Charleston tennis team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Poplar Bluff on Thursday at Poplar Bluff High School.
There were some exciting matches on the day, including No. 1 singles player Alec Peterson beating foreign exchange student Felipe Santos 9-8 (10-8 tiebreaker).
"I was really happy with the way we played and the way we carried ourselves," said Charleston head coach Mitch Baker. "I thought the boys handle the situation great. Peterson was actually down 5-2 and came back and won. I was proud of how they handled themselves both on and off the court."
Also in singles, Derek Hoppe beat Drew Schuermann 8-6; Blake Branum beat Spencer Piland 8-1; Lee Hess beat Andy Clark 8-1; Jake Garrard beat Ben Nunnery 8-3; and Drew Kemp beat Aaron Aden 9-8 (7-1).
In doubles, Peterson/Hoppe beat Santos/Schuermann 8-4; Branum/Hess beat Piland/Clark 8-2; and Garrard/Kemp beat Aden/Brennan Norman 8-3.
Charleston's only junior varsity winner was Josh Moxley.
Charleston will play at Paducah Tilghman on Monday at 4 p.m.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston golf team defeated Malden 150-168 on Thursday at the Sikeston Country Club.
With the low winds came the low scores the Bulldogs had been searching for all season.
"I'm very pleased with the round we shot today," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "The team played the back nine at the Country Club and we had two even par rounds and the other two shot a total of six over par.
"With districts being only 10 days away I've worried that maybe this team wasn't going to have a chance to win districts. Today changed our attitude about winning district."
E. C. Atchison and Martin Schaefer shot solid rounds of 36, even par.
Matt Bain let an equally solid round slip away to finish a strong two over 38 while Jason Deere missed a couple of putts for a 40.
"If we can have equally fine rounds Monday when we host the Sikeston Invitational for 14 other teams then we know we'll be prepared for districts at Eagle Lake in Farmington," said Oetting. "Now we can see that it's a possibility."
There were no junior varsity scores to report.