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Tennis at a glance

Friday, August 17, 2007

Coach: Lynn DeWitt (15th year as Sikeston girls tennis coach, 22nd year as coach of either Sikeston boys or girls tennis programs)

2006 Record: 0-17 in dual meets

Coach's Overall Record: N/A


Experience

Returning players: 5 (Jenni DeWitt, Megan Underhill, Danielle Ahlfield, Hannah Moore and Caroline Murray)

Players lost to graduation: 2 (Tess Marshall and Taylor Allen)


Varsity Roster

Jenni DeWitt, Sr.; Megan Underhill, Sr.; Danielle Ahlfield, Sr.; Campbell Moore, Fr.; Hannah Moore, Sr.; Caroline Murray, Jr.; Mallory Collins, Sr.; Jacarra Lampkin, Fr.


2007 Schedule

Aug. 21 -- at Carbondale, 4 p.m.

Aug. 23 -- vs. Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Aug. 27 -- at Jackson, 4 p.m.

Aug. 29 -- at Dexter, 4 p.m.

Aug. 30 -- vs. Caruthersville, 4 p.m.

Sept. 6 -- vs. Jackson, 4 p.m.

Sept. 8 -- Sikeston Tournament, 10 a.m.

Sept. 10 -- at Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Sept. 11 -- at Charleston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 13 -- vs. Caruthersville, 4 p.m.

Sept. 18 -- at Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Sept. 20 -- vs. Kennett, 4 p.m.

Sept. 24 -- vs. Charleston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 25 -- vs. Fredricktown, 4 p.m.

Sept. 26 -- vs. Dexter, 4 p.m.

Sept. 27 -- at Kennett, 4 p.m.

Oct. 1 -- vs. Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Oct. 2-6 -- District Tournament, TBA

Oct. 13 -- Sectional Tournament, TBA

Oct. 18-20 -- State Championships, TBA


Strengths

Five players returning with varsity experience, led by Jenni DeWitt who was 22-3 as a singles competitor in 2006 and finished fourth at the Class 1 MSHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament ... Coach Lynn DeWitt said the Lady Bulldogs have improved by playing tennis this summer and bring a strong work ethic to practice.


Weaknesses

It may take Sikeston a while to find a cohesive, consistent lineup. Until then, the Lady Bulldogs may struggle to win dual meets, even though each player continues to show individual improvement on the tennis court.


Outlook

Sikeston will be trying to end its losing streak of at least 17 consecutive dual meets ... Despite going 0-for-the-2006-season, the Lady Bulldogs believe extra tennis played by Jenni DeWitt, Megan Underhill and Danielle Ahlfield this summer will translate into victories during the fall prep season.

Coach: Kurt Lovelady (First year at Dexter, first year overall)

2006 Record: N/A

Coach's overall record: N/A


Experience

Returning players: 5 (Amanda Dooley, Katelyn Heil, Kristin Lemons, Kenda Rinehart and Emily Vines)

Players lost to graduation: Lost several solid .500 players, but still have the core of the 2006 team


Varsity Roster

Singles Players

Amanda Dooley (senior), Kendra Rinehart (senior), Emily Vines (senior), Kristyn Lemons (senior), Katelyn Heil (junior), Catherine Kinchen (freshmen)

Doubles Teams

Amanda Dooley and Katelyn Heil, Emily Vines and Kendra Rinehart, Catherine Kinchen and Kristyn Lemons


2007 Schedule

Aug. 28 -- at Charleston, 4 p.m.

Aug. 29 -- vs. Sikeston, 4 p.m.

Aug. 30 -- at Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Sept. 4 -- vs. Kennett, 4 p.m.

Sept. 5 -- vs. Caruthersville, 4 p.m.

Sept. 11 -- vs. Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Sept. 13 -- at Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Sept. 19 -- vs. Charleston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 20 -- at Jackson, 4 p.m.

Sept. 24 -- at Kennett, 4 p.m.

Sept. 25 -- vs. Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Sept. 26 -- at Sikeston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 29 -- Jackson Doubles, TBA

Oct. 2-6 -- District Tournament, TBA

Oct. 13 -- Sectional Tournament, TBA

Oct. 18-20 -- State Championships, TBA


Strengths

The whole top half of the varsity lineup ... Improvement has been made in the doubles matches ... Dooley could possibly win state individual title. ------

Weaknesses

Some players have no match experience at all ... Kinchen, as a freshmen, has no game experience, but has picked up the game quickly.


Outlook

Dexter is almost guaranteed at least three wins in every match with Dooley's and Heil's singles matches and with their doubles match ... Lovelady would like to see Dooley win the state title, or place very high ... Lovelandy wants an overall winning season for the team.

Coach: Seth Benton

2006 Record:?N/A, Charleston won Class 1 District 2 championship

Coach's Overall Record:?N/A


Experience

Returning players: 4 (Jade Schwieger, Allison DeField, Lindsay Burke, Mary Kate Renaud).

Players lost to graduation: N/A


Varsity Roster

Singles Players

Jade Schwieger (senior), Jordan Duenne (junior), Allison DeField (senior), Lindsay Burke (senior), Mary Kate Renaud (senior), Kayla McKenzie (senior).

Doubles Players

Benton is still holding challenges matches to determine his lineup of doubles teams.

Junior Varsity Roster

Chelsea Stallings, Maggie Fox, Liz Matthews, Morgan Collier, Madeline Burke, Hannah Showmaker, Jasmine Spence, Taylor Duenne, Jettie Brink, Gabrielle Quinn.


2007 Schedule

Aug. 20 -- at Jackson, 4 p.m.

Aug. 21 -- vs. Kennett, 4 p.m.

Aug. 23 -- at Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Aug. 25 -- at Parkway West Tourney, TBA

Aug. 28 -- vs. Dexter, 4 p.m.

Aug. 30 -- at Massac County, 4 p.m.

Sept. 4 -- vs. Cape Central, 4 p.m.

Sept. 6 -- vs. Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Sept. 8 -- at Sikeston Invitational, 4 p.m.

Sept. 11 -- vs. Sikeston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 17 -- vs. Massac County, 4 p.m.

Sept. 18 -- at Carbondale, 4 p.m.

Sept. 20 -- at Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sept. 24 -- at Sikeston, 4 p.m.

Sept. 27 -- at Poplar Bluff, 4 p.m.

Oct. 2-6 -- District Tournament, TBA

Oct. 13 -- Sectional Tournament, TBA

Oct. 18-20 -- State Championships, TBA


Strengths

"I think the strength of this team could be the depth and experience. There are quite a few seniors on this team. A couple of them have significant varsity experience," Charleston coach Seth Benton.


Weaknesses

Charleston may struggle to win doubles matches early in the season until stability and cohesiveness presents itself in the lineup.


Outlook

"We want to improve throughout the season. Hopefully the players will peak in time for the district tournament," Charleston coach Seth Benton.