METROPOLIS, ILL. -- Charleston's junior varsity tennis team rolled to an 8-1 varsity win over first-year program Massac County on Monday.
"I felt like it was an excellent opportunity to give the JV girls a chance to get some varsity experience," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker, whose team improved to 6-0 in dual matches.
The varsity girls took the day off from competition and practiced for a busy week of three remaining matches. Charleston hosts Carbondale today at 4 p.m.
1. Ashley Shands (C) lost to Amelia Schmidt, 8-3. 2. Allison Defield (C) def. Emily Farmer, 8-2.
3. Lindsay Burke (C) def. Destiny Mitchell, 9-8 (7-2 tiebreaker).
4. Jessie Duenne (C) def. Evan Walker, 8-0.
5. Jade Schwieger (C) def. Kacie Berry, 8-0.
6. Elizabeth Ann Moxley (C) def. Alexa Dorbone, 8-1.
1. Shands/Defield (C) def. Schmidt/Farmer, 8-1
2. Burke/Schwieger def. Mitchell/Walker, 8-2.
3. Duenne/Moxley (C) def. Berry/Dorbone, 8-0.
JV winners: (singles) Virginia Burke, Kayla McKenzie; (doubles) Emily Dugan/Tara Triplett.
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team got a combined no-hitter out of Kelly Essner and Meghan Tetley in a five-inning, 10-0 defeat of St. Vincent here on Monday.
Essner threw two innings and struck out two. Tetley relieved her and struck out four in three innings while allowing just one walk.
Brittany Ponder, Jamie Jackson and Stephanie Hency each went 2-3 for Kelly. Jackson had a double and two RBIs.
Kelly (13-5) will host Poplar Bluff today at 4 p.m.
Kelly's junior varsity defeated St. Vincent's JV 10-0 in three innings.
CHARLESTON -- The Sikeston volleyball team had little trouble with Charleston, claiming straight-set wins of 25-10, 25-13 on Monday.
"Charleston is a young team with not a lot of experience," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler, "so tonight we were focusing on making sure we played within ourselves and within our gameplan and the varsity did a pretty good job of doing that."
Sikeston improved to 6-8 on the season.
Leading servers for the Lady Bulldogs were Kiarra Morris (11-12, five aces), Emily Taylor (9-11, four aces), Quinn Kaiser (6-7, three aces) and Berneatress Hunt (5-6, three aces).
Hunt led in kills with nine spikes, Amber Anthony added five and Kaiser had three. Hunt also led in digs with three, while Anthony and Audra Wooley had two apiece.
Kaiser topped the assist category with 14.
The Lady Bulldog junior varsity also won in two sets, 25-16, 25-15.
Gina Williams scored on 13 of 13 serves with nine aces, Destinee Walker was 9-11 with seven aces, Rachel Beydler 6-8 with four aces and Kelsey Lawrence 5-6 with three aces.
Martika Davis, Beydler and Lawrence led in kills with three each.
Lawrence set six helpers and Beydler four.
Sikeston hosts Jackson tonight at 6 p.m.