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Cape Central tops sickly Sikeston tennis team, 5-4

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

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Elizabeth Killion
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's tennis team lost a heartbreaker at Cape Central on Tuesday afternoon, falling 5-4.

"We are fighting sickness in many of the girls," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "Hopefully, we will all be getting well soon. We should have won more matches than we did today."

In varsity singles, Elizabeth Killion beat Cape's Liz LaFoe 8-5, then Lindsay Leible defeated Cape's Erika Foley 8-3.

"Those were great matches," said DeWitt.

In the third spot, Charlie Richey lost 5-8 to Cape's Brett Ford. At No. 4, Jeri Nichols defeated Cape's Dani Gross 8-6. Nichols trailed 0-3 in that match, but rallied to pull out the win.

In the fifth spot, Chelsea Gilliland lost 5-8 to Cape's Michaelyn Burns, then Jessica Colwick lost 0-8 to Cape's Merritt Gerlach in the sixth spot.

In varsity doubles, Killion and Leible defeated Foley and Gross 8-1. Richey and Nichols lost 3-8 to LaFoe and Ford, then Gilliland and Bowman lost 4-8 to Burns and Gerlach.

In Tuesday's junior varsity match, Cape Central beat Sikeston 7-0. Singles losers were Brittney Bohannon, Emily Bowman, Hallie Lambert, Ellie Hensley and Brittney Bard. Sikeston's doubles teams were Bohannon and Colwick, and Lambert and Hensley.

CHARLESTON -- Charleston won its eighth match of the season on Tuesday, rolling past Carbondale 8-1.

"I thought the girls played real well," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "The last time we played Carbondale, we felt it was our weakest match of the year. We told the girls that if we played well, we should do a little better."

In varsity singles, Megan Luehmann defeated Carbondale's Zargham 8-2. In the second spot, Laura Burton lost 0-8 to Carbondale's Maroney. At No. 3, Claire Showmaker beat Carbondale's Skoffic 8-3.

In the fourth spot, KaMyia Sager beat Carbondale's Simpson 8-1. At No. 5, Kara True won 8-0 over Carbondale's Bucher. In the sixth spot, Mandy Shankle won 8-0 over Carbondale's Leider.

"All the singles players did very well," said Baker. "Laura Burton didn't play bad. She just couldn't win the big points."

In varsity doubles, Luehmann and Showmaker won 8-2 over Zargham and Maroney. Sager and True beat Skoffic and Leider 9-7, then Burton and Shankle won 8-2 over Kruse and Kintsler.

"The number two doubles team didn't play very well at first, but came back from being down 7-4 to win," said Baker. "We still have things we need to work on, but the girls are improving every single match. At this point in the season, that's all you can ask for."

Charleston (8-1) will host Chaffee on Thursday at 4 p.m. The Lady Bluejays also won Tuesday's junior varsity match 3-0.

Singles winners were Lauren Smith and Ashley Shands. The doubles team of Kati Luehmann and Rebecca Rolwing also won.