CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston tennis team won its first match of the season with a 5-4 win against Cape Central on Thursday in Cape Girardeau.
Sikeston won the top four singles matches and one of the doubles matches to pull out the victory.
"We had a nice day to play," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. "I think we kind of played like it was our first match of the year. We're a little behind a lot of the teams in the area with this being our first match , but we play quite a bit in the next couple of weeks. We were very fortunate to come out of there today with a win."
In singles, No. 1 Peter Jones beat Heath Orr 9-8 (7-2); Ryne Vickery beat Tyler Roeger 8-1; Marc Leible beat Will Ramsey 8-6; Chris Robey beat P.D. Stuart 8-5; Kyle Weeks lost to Adam Baron 5-8; and Logan Wagoner lost to Kevin Rohatgi 0-8.
In doubles, Jones and Vickery beat Roeger and Baron 8-2; Leible and Robey lost 5-8 to Orr and Ramsey; and Weeks and Wagoner lost 2-8 to Stuart and Rohatgi.
"We played doubles first and only won the No. 1 doubles, so we had our work cut out for us going into singles," said James. "Peter was down triple-match point and pulled it out. He showed some character in that match. I thought Ryne played really well and Chris and Marc played really well once they got into the flow a little better. I think we'll get a lot better."
Sikeston's junior varsity lost 4-9 to Cape Central.
The Bulldogs jayvee winners were Cody Weeks and Craig Millington in singles. In doubles, Matt Strom and Kyle Howard won as did Millington and Grant Ingram.
Sikeston will play at Poplar Bluff on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's tennis team had little trouble with Kennett on Thursday, blanking the Indians 9-0.
In varsity singles, Alec Peterson beat Kennett's Carter Carter 8-0. In the No. 2 spot, Kyle Kemp took down Kennett's Matt Collins 8-3. Blake Branum defeated Kennett's Dustin Harris 8-2, and Lee Hess shut out Kennett's Brandon Burcham 8-0.
In the No. 5 spot, Derek Hoppe beat Kennett's Steven Rooney 8-2, then Jake Garrard blanked Kennett's Brandon Settlemire 8-0 in the No. 6 position.
"We played real well," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "I think Kennett is kind of in a rebuilding mode right now. We came out and played with a lot of confidence."
In varsity doubles, Peterson and Kemp beat Carter and Collins 8-1. Branum and Hess shut out Burcham and Harris 8-0, and Hoppe and Garrard defeated Rooney and Settlemire 8-4.
In the junior varsity match, singles winners were Drew Kemp, Dimitri Task, Joey Dorris and Seth Stevenson. Doubles teams of Moxley and Kemp, and Dorris and Stevenson also won.
Charleston (6-1) will play at Sikeston next Thursday.