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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Charleston tennis team defeats Jackson, 6-3

Thursday, September 11, 2003

JACKSON - The Charleston girls tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 6-3 victory at Jackson on Wednesday.

The Lady Bluejays took four of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles to win the match.

But head coach Mitch Baker is still uneasy with his team's doubles play.

"I was real pleased with the way we played in singles, but again I'm a little bit concerned in doubles," said Baker. "We're not volleying well enough. Our doubles just aren't playing real well."

In singles, Megan Leuhmann lost 7-9 to Kelly Mitchell; Laura Burton defeated Kali Niswonger 8-1; Claire Showmaker beat Sarah Hinkebine 8-4; Kamyia Sager beat Megan Beil 8-2; Kara True defeated Chelsea Walker 8-2; and Lauren Smith lost 3-8 to Shannon Cobb.

"I thought No. 2 through 5 really played well," said Baker. I'm real happy with our singles. There were some good matches in the singles. Megan Leuhmann's match could've gone either way. They're playing well compared to our doubles."

In doubles, Leuhmann and Showmaker lost 7-9 to Mitchell and Hinkebine; Burton and Sager beat Niswonger and Walker 8-6; and True and Smith beat Beil and Cobb 8-5.

Charleston will host Poplar Bluff today at 4 p.m.