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SHS netters blanked by Charleston, 9-0

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Sikeston's Emilly Bowman
SIKESTON - The Charleston girls tennis team blanked Sikeston 9-0 on Tuesday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts.

Even though the final score was lopsided, many of the matches were tight on the day, most notably the number one and two singles matches.

Sikeston's Jenni DeWitt lost 6-8 to Kara True and Chelsea Gilliland fell 6-8 to Kamyia Sager.

"We got beat today," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "Some of the matches were closer than they seemed, but we just got beat."

In other singles matches, Tess Marshall lost to Laura Burton 3-8; Brittney Bohannon lost to Katie Luehmann 2-8; Jessica Colwick lost to Rebecca Rolwing 4-8; and Emily Bowman lost to Ashley Shands 4-8.

In doubles play, DeWitt/Gilliland lost to True/Sager 5-8; Bohannon/Bowman lost to Luehmann/Shands 6-8; and Marshall/Colwick lost to Burton/Rolwing 2-8.

"Our doubles teams didn't play as well as they could -- a lot of mental errors," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "Sikeston played hard and they were real scrappy. Lynne does a good job with that team. They're young so they'll get better."

In junior varsity action, Sikeston's only winners were Adrienne Angelos and the doubles teams of Danielle Ahlfield/Lamechia Armstrong and Angelos/Jessica Kruger.

Charleston's junior varsity winners were Mandy Shankle, Allison DeField, Lindsey Burke, Jessie Duenne, Virginia Burke and Mary Kate Renaud in singles. In doubles, L./Burke/Jade Schwieger and Elizabeth Ann Moxley/DeField were also winners.

"It's a big win," said Baker. "In any sport when you have Charleston and Sikeston, both teams pump it up a notch. We always feel lucky to get a win against Sikeston. I was proud of the way everybody played in varsity and junior varsity. We still have a lot of unforced errors that we need to clean up. But it's still early and we have a lot more matches."

Sikeston will play at Caruthersville on Thursday while Charleston will compete in the Parkway West tournament.