Sikeston's only winner came in singles competition from Jenni DeWitt, who beat Dani Gross 8-4.
"Cape was a tough team," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We played hard but came up short. Jenni had a great match. She fought hard for the win."
Sikeston will host Chaffee today at 4 p.m.
1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Dani Gross, 8-4.
2. Chelsea Gilliland (S) lost to Monica Toole, 3-8.
3. Tess Marshall (S) lost to Brett Ford, 1-8.
4. Brittney Bohannon (S) lost to Liz LaFoe, 1-8.
5. Emily Bowman lost to Sarah Ford, 1-8.
6. Jessica Colwick lost to Lindsey Pingel, 1-8.
1. DeWitt/Gilliland (S) lost to Gross/B. Ford, 5-8
2. Bohannon/Bowman (S) lost to Toole/LaFoe, 3-8.
3. Marshall/Colwick (S) lost to Ford/Pingel, 1-8.
J.V. winners: none.
CHARLESTON - The Charleston tennis team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 6-3 home victory against Carbondale on Tuesday. "That's probably as poorly as I feel we can play and still win," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "I feel very fortunate to pull this one out. It wasn't because of effort because the girls played with a lot of heart. But we were very fortunate to win the close matches. We just looked sluggish today. Maybe we're getting a little bit tired. It's a good sign when you don't play your best and you still win -- and Carbondale's a good team -- very athletic team."
Charleston will host Caruthersville today in a makeup match at 4 p.m.
Charleston's junior varsity won 6-4.
1. Kara True (C) lost to Emily Maroney, 2-8.
2. Kamyia Sager (C) def. Claire Skoffic, 8-6.
3. Kati Luehmann (C) def. Jenny Lieder, 9-7.
4. Laura Burton (C) def. Mariah Jacobs, 8-4.
5. Rebecca Rolwing (C) lost to C. Che, 2-8.
6. Mandy Shankle (C) def. Amber Kelly, 8-4.
1. True/Sager (C) lost to Maroney/Skoffic, 5-8.
2. Luehmann/Shankle def. Lieder/Che, 9-7.
3. Burton/Rolwing def. Jacobs/Kinster, 8-6.
JV winners: (singles) Ashley Shands, Allison DeField, Lindsey Burke, Jessie Duenne, Jade Schwieger; (doubles) Virginia Burke/Jennifer Rolwing.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team lost a tough match in three sets on Tuesday, falling to Jackson 25-22, 7-25, 20-25 at the Field House.
After winning the first set, Sikeston (6-9) couldn't rebound until it was too late in the third set.
"After winning the first game, we went out and basically watched Jackson put on a volleyball clinic," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "There was no movement and no communication and Jackson took it to us. We fell out of our game-plan, which is three-hit volleyball and when we got away from that, we started struggling. Jackson is too good a team and they were ready for that.
"We came out with a little more fire in the third game and got it to within three after being down seven or eight. But they pulled away towards the end. We didn't win, but I did see some good things."
Statistically, Sikeston was led in serving (points-attempts) by Berneatress Hunt (13-14), Emily Taylor (7-8, 3 aces), Amber Anthony (7-8), Quinn Kaiser (6-7), Audra Wooley (3-4, 1 ace) and Kiarra Morris (3-5).
Wooley and Hunt had six kills each while Martika Davis had two and Anthony had one. Kaiser led the team with 14 assists. Hunt had two blocks and Davis added one block.
Sikeston's junior varsity defeated Jackson in straight sets, 26-24, 25-18 to improve to 6-4-1.
"After a mediocre night versus Charleston Monday, we came out tonight with a whole different attitude and determination against a really good J.V. squad at Jackson," said Beydler. "The girls stepped up and knew what they had to do. I'm starting to see this team gel and come together and some people are taking notice because these are all freshmen. Volleyball in Sikeston's future is looking good if this group continues to improve."
Junior varsity statistical leaders in serving were Destinee Walker (11-11), Gina Williams (8-9, 1 ace), Alli Harper (6-7, 3 aces), Megan Underhill (5-6), Kelsey Lawrence (5-6) and Rachel Beydler (4-4).
Martika Davis had eight kills followed by Beydler's three kills. Caitlin Underwood and Lawrence each had two kills while Underhill had one kill.
Davis added three blocks.
Beydler and Kelsey each had six assists while Amber Minner and Walker each had one assist.