POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston tennis team opened its season with a 6-3 loss to Poplar Bluff on the road Thursday.
Sikeston's only three winners was singles player Jenni DeWitt and the doubles teams of DeWitt and Tess Marshall and Taylor Allen and Hannah Moore.
"Taylor and Hannah had a super match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "They were back-to-back and then won in a tiebreaker. Jenni had a great match. In doubles, Jenni and Tess had a good match but got behind and had to come back and win."
1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Priya Gujarati, 8-2
2. Morgan Allen (PB) def. Tess Marshall, 8-1
3. Mallory Barks (PB) def. Danielle Ahlfield, 1-8
4. Dana Schuerman (PB) def. Megan Underhill, 8-4
5. Rachel Blaich (PB) def. Taylor Allen, 8-4
6. Katie Blaich (PB) def. Hannah Moore, 8-1
1. DeWitt/Marshall def. Gujarati/Schuerman, 8-6
2. Barks/Allen def. Ahlfield/Underhill, 8-1
3. Allen/Moore def. Blaich/Blaich, 9-8 (7-5)
Caroline Murray and Lindsey Mercer