"I thought we played pretty well today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "Clayton Matthews was out sick and Andrew Powell stepped in and had a great match at No. 6. (Grant) Ingram made a nice comeback to win his match and that was good to see. We've got to get a little stronger in doubles, but overall I think we are improving."
Sikeston, now 4-1, will play at Cape Central today at 4 p.m.
Here are the results from Monday's matches.
1. Marc Leible def Malay Bhatt, 8-1
2. Chris Matthews lost to Ben Nunnery, 5-8
3. Grant Ingram def. Aaron Aden, 9-7
4. Logan Hampton def. Sean Killpack, 8-3
5. Charlie Jones lost to Brennan Norman, 2-8
6. Andrew Powell def. Perry Salyer, 8-1
Leible/Matthews def. Nunnery/S. Killpack, 8-2
Ingram/Hampton lost to Aden/Joe Killpack, 5-8
Jones/Powell def. Norman/Salyer, 8-4
JV winners: Craig Millington, Ross Bucher, Justin Deere, Seth Colwick, and Deere/Colwick in doubles.
The Sikeston golf team competed in the Caruthersville Farms Tournament over the weekend.
Derris Butler finished 11th in the tournament.
"Derris had a very good day, we have been waiting for him to step up and shoot well from the No. 3 spot," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Derris shot an eight over par 80. E.C. Atchison (84) and Martin Schaefer (81) struggled on two holes apiece letting a otherwise solid round disappear."
Zed Hagen and Trey Oetting rounded out the team for the tournament. The Bulldogs finished a disappointing sixth with a score of 343.
"We are improving but not firing on all cylinders yet," said Oetting. "We have two weeks before district and hope we can turn the heat up at our own invitational tournament next Monday at the Country Club.
Sikeston will play at Kennett today at 4 p.m.
JACKSON - The Sikeston girls soccer team was shutout on the road by Jackson, 6-0.
The Lady Bulldogs (3-7-1) were out-shot 28-5 in the game and were down 2-0 at the half.
Jackson's Molly Hartman scored three goals, all on penalty kicks. Randi Kraust had two goals and Lauren Drewett had a goal.
Sikeston goalie Audra Wooley had 22 saves.
"We had some mental breakdowns tonight -- you shouldn't give a team penalty kicks," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We made a lot of mistakes tonight. Two of their goals were quality goals, but when you give away three penalty kicks and another one that shouldn't have then it hurts. This is our fifth game in five days and we're pretty beat up. We weren't on our game tonight and it's disappointing."
Sikeston plays at Cape Central tonight with junior varsity action starting at 5 p.m.