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SHS netters serve up Fredericktown

Wednesday, October 2, 2002

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Elizabeth Killion defeated Fredericktown's Morgan Kemp 9-8 with a 7-3 tiebreaker on Tuesday
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FREDERICKTOWN -- Sikeston's tennis team defeated Fredericktown on Tuesday, 6-3.

Elizabeth Killion defeated Fredericktown's Morgan Kemp 9-8 with a 7-3 tiebreaker. Lindsay Leible shut out Fredericktown's Julie Cooper 8-0. In the No. 3 spot, Charlie Richey lost to Fredericktown's Jessy Cooper 5-8.

At No. 4, Jeri Nichols beat Fredericktown's Marie Peppers 8-4. At. No. 5, Chelsea Gilliland defeated Fredericktown's Beth McAllister 8-1, then Jamie Davidson lost to Fredericktown's Jessica Pruett 3-8.

In varsity doubles, Killion and Leible defeated Kemp and Julie Cooper 8-1. Richey and Nichols lost to Jessy Cooper and Peppers 4-8, then Gilliland and Davidson beat McAllister and Pruett 8-2.

"They were tough but we played well," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "(Killion) got behind, but she came back and won the tiebreaker. Our doubles played good tonight. It's a good win. This is a long drive and we've never been here before. It's a good win for us."

Sikeston (6-5) will host Kennett on Thursday at 4 p.m.

CHARLESTON -- Charleston's tennis team blanked Malden on Tuesday, 9-0.

"Now is the time when we have to fine tune everything and get ready for districts, which are a week and a half away," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "Hopefully we can peak at the right time."

Charleston's Mindi Leuhmann defeated Malden's Ashley Lancaster 8-1. Charleston's Megan Leuhmann shut out Malden's Dana Christian 8-0.

In the No. 3 spot, Charleston's Claire Showmaker defeated Malden's Dawnisha Dunnigan 8-3. At No. 4, Charleston's Kamiya Sager shut out Malden's Rushaye Branch 8-0. Charleston's Julie Smith shut out Malden's Lindsey Hector 8-0, then Charleston's Heather Ludwig defeated Malden's Crawford 8-0.

In varsity doubles, Megan Leuhmann and Showmaker beat Lancaster and Christian 8-0. Laura Burton and Libby Renaud defeated Dunnigan and Hector 8-1, then Lauren Smith and Kara True beat Branch and Crawford 8-0.

"We played pretty well," said Baker. "We had a chance to get several junior varsity players up for experience on varsity, and that's always good. It helps towards next year."

Charleston (7-3) will host Poplar Bluff on Thursday at 4 p.m. In Tuesday's junior varsity match, Charleston defeated Malden 3-0. Kara Hillhouse and Leslie Hall both won in singles, while the team of Mandy Shankle and Ashley Shands won in doubles.