CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team dropped a tough match to Cape Central 8-1 Tuesday afternoon.
The lone bright spot for the Lady Bulldogs came from top singles player Jenni DeWitt, who defeated Cape Central's Sarah Ford 8-4.
"Jenni had a great match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "She played hard and consistent. It was a well played match for both Sarah and Jenni."
In the No. 2 singles match, Lindsey Pingel defeated Campbell Moore, 1-8 while Christen Edmonds downed Danielle Ahlfield 8-0 in the No. 3 match. Brooke Morris blanked Megan Underhill 8-0 at No. 4 while Kristi Lazarova defeated Hannah Moore by the same score in the No. 5 match. Sami Gross rounded out singles play defeating Caroline Murray 8-2 in the No. 6 match.
Jackson swept Sikeston in doubles action with Ford/Pingel downing DeWitt/
Campbell Moore 8-2. Edmonds/Lazarova downed Ahlfield/Underhill 8-1 at No. 2 doubles and Morris/Gross got past Hannah Moore/Murray 8-3 in the No. 3 doubles match.
Sikeston was blanked in junior varsity action 3-0 as Jacarra Lampkin lost to Paige Kinder 8-3 and Mallorie Collins lost to Elizabeth Knight 8-0. Lampkin/
Collins lost their doubles match to Kinder/Collins 8-1.
Sikeston will be in action again Thursday when they host the Kennett Lady Indians at 4 p.m.
CARBONDALE -- The Charleston Lady Blue Jays lost a heartbreaker to Carbondale, Ill. 5-4 Tuesday afternoon.
"Both teams were evenly matched," said Charleston coach Seth Benton. "The girls played hard, but came up just a little short."
Charleston earned singles wins from Allison DeField (10-8), Lindsay Burke (10-2) and Mary Kate Renaud (10-2).
Burke and Jade Schwieger earned Charleston's only win in doubles action 10-4.
Chelsea Stallings, Maggie Fox and Hannah Showmaker all earned wins in junior varsity singles action.
On Monday, Charleston played host to Massac County, Ill., and swept the visitors 9-0.
Jordan Duenne (8-1), Kayla McKenzie (8-4), Chelsea Stallings (8-0), Liz Matthews (8-5), Maggie Fox (8-0) and Morgan Collier (8-0) were all winners in varsity singles action. The doubles teams of Schwieger/Burke (8-0), DeField/Renaud (8-0) and Fox/Collier (8-3) all won their matches as well.
Junior varsity winners were: singles: Hannah Showmaker, Jasmine Spence, Taylor Duenne, Jettie Brink, Gabrielle Quinn; doubles: Madeline Burke/
Showmaker, Spence/T. Duenne, Brink/Quinn.
On Saturday, Charleston traveled to Parkway West to play a morning/
Parkway West claimed the morning match 8-1 with Burke earning Charleston's lone victory 6-4,6-0 in singles play.
In the afternoon match, Parkway West downed Charleston 6-3.
Burke again won her singles match, this time by a score of 6-0, 6-0 and Renaud also earned a tough win in singles play 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. Duenne/
McKenzie won their doubles match 8-5 to finish the afternoon.
"We played better in the afternoon match," Benton said. "There were several close matches that we lost. It was good, tough competition for us to play."
Charleston will be in action again today when they travel to Dexter.