DEXTER - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team dropped to 0-2 on the young season after a 7-2 loss to Dexter on Wednesday.
Sikeston won one of six single matches and one of three double matches against the Lady Bearcats.
Although the Lady Bulldogs suffered a defeat, coach Lynne DeWitt saw improvements in her squad.
"We played better overall today even though the scores don't look like it," said coach DeWitt.
The winner on the singles side for Sikeston was Jenni DeWitt. In doubles, DeWitt teamed with Tess Marshall for the other win for Sikeston.
"Jenni and Tess had a great doubles match with tremendous effort," said coach DeWitt, "Jenni had a real good singles match. She (Jenni) fought hard for the win."
Overall, coach DeWitt liked the effort from her team and expects brighter days ahead.
"We made improvements and we have to keep making them," said coach DeWitt.
The Sikeston junior varsity also fell to the Lady Bearcats by a score of 6-1.
The Lady Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they host the Lady Tigers of Caruthersville at 4 p.m. today.
1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Amanda Dooley, 8-2.
2. Taylor Nelson (D) def. Tess Marshall, 8-1.
3. Claire Critchlow (D) def. Danielle Ahlfield, 8-0.
4. Molly Jarrell (D) def. Emily Bowman, 8-0.
5. Caitlyn Pyle (D) def. Brittney Bohannon, 8-2.
6. Lauren Miller (D) def. Brittney Bard, 8-2.
1. DeWitt/Marshall (S) def. Dooley/Jarrell, 8-2.
2. Nelson/Critchlow (D) def. Bowman/Bohannon, 8-0.
3. Pyle/Miller (D) def. Ahlfield/Baird, 8-5.
The lone Sikeston junior varsity winner was Emily Pace in singles action.
Delta 10, Egyptian 0
DELTA - The Delta Lady Bobcats softball team notched their first win of the season on Wednesday as they defeated Egyptian, Ill. by a score of 10-0.
Coach Lori Brown of the Lady Bobcats saw some excellent pitching and timely hitting as her squad eased to a ten-run victory.
Kayla Seabaugh pitched a one-hit complete game and threw a shutout. In addition, she struckout nine batters and walked two.
"Kayla pitched an excellent game and had good command of her pitches," said coach Brown.
Delta used a four-run first inning to take command of the game. The Lady Bobcats tacked on two runs in the second and a additional four runs in the third inning to seal the game. The game was called after the top of the fifth inning due to the ten-run rule.
On offense, Delta was led by Shea Smith who went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Jodi Menz, a freshmen, tallied two hits with a triple and a RBI.
Additional offense for Delta was supplied by Kayla Seabaugh who went 2-for
-3 with an RBI and Kacie Seabaugh hit a double and drove in two runs.
"Our players are young and with each game gain needed experience and later in the season we will put it all together," said coach Brown.
Next up for Delta (1-2) will be the Notre Dame Tournament today as they take on the host school, Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. Delta will play a second game in the tournament on the same day as they will face Park Hills Central at 5:00 p.m.