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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Netters avenge season's only loss

Friday, April 26, 2002

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team avenged its only dual loss this season with an 8-1 victory against Cape Central on the road on Thursday.

Sikeston (9-1) has now won nine straight dual matches, plus last week's first place Poplar Bluff Invitational finish.

The victory snapped a four-match losing streak to the Tigers, including a 6-3 setback in the first match this year.

"We'd been looking forward to this match for a while now," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. "We really came out fired up and we seemed to play well. Cape's got a very good team. They beat us at the beginning of the season, they play a very good schedule, and they're team is probably favored to win their district again this year. It was a very good day for us and I can't be more pleased for our effort."

Sikeston swept the singles competition. Stephen Pobst beat Trevor Blattner 6-2, 6-3; Adam Hahs beat Andy Tansil 10-7; Ryne Vickery beat Andrew Eaton 11-10 (7-4); Peter Jones beat Eric Dauny 10-6; Marc Leible beat Tyler Roeger 10-6; and Chris Robey beat Grant Hengst 10-7.

In doubles, Vickery/Jones beat Eaton/Dauny 10-6; and Leible/Robey beat Roeger/Hengst 10-8.

Sikeston's only loss came in the No. 1 doubles match where Cape's Blattner and Tansil beat Pobst and Hahs 10-8.

"We really played well in doubles, even in the match we lost," said James. "Our number one doubles was playing the team that got seventh in the state last year and they had a chance to beat them but they just came up a little short."

Sikeston will host Lindbergh today at 4 p.m.