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Sikeston netters sweep Festus to advance to sectional

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sikeston's No. 1 singles player Sam Zhao prepares to serve.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team advanced to the sectional round of state play with a 9-0 victory against Festus on Tuesday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts.

In a new playoff format this year, Sikeston, which was runner up in the district and Festus, which finished third, met in a regional round.

Sikeston will play the winner of John Burroughs and Principia on Saturday at Farmington.

"I thought we played quite well today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "For the most part we went out there and took care of business. Sam Zhao defeated the district singles champion (Nik Boyer) in a tough match. It was that kid's first loss of the year, so that's a quality win for him."

Here are the results from Tuesday's matches.


1. Sam Zhao def. Nik Boyer, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

2. Charlie Jones def. Thomas Chandler, 6-0, 6-0

3. Clayton Matthews def. Chris Wehner, 7-5, 7-5

4. Logan Hampton def. Zak Boyer, 6-3, 7-5

5. Justin Deere def. Sam Chandler, 6-2, 6-1

6. Stuart Strom def. Mitch Wilkins, 6-2, 6-4


Zhao/Matthews def. Boyer/Wehner default

Jones/Strom def. T. Chandler/Z.Boyer, 6-2, 6-1

Hampton/Deere def. S. Chandler/Wilkins, 6-2, 6-2

SPRINGFIELD -- Heading into Tuesday's second round at the Class 3 Golf Championships at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, Sikeston's Bill Green had an outside shot at a medal, while teammate Dakota Trevino had virtually no chance after a rough first day.

However, Green followed up his strong first day (75) with a poor second day (84) to finish tied in 61st place. Trevino's first-round score (86) ruined any chance at a medal, but he rebounded with a good second day (75) to finish tied for 73rd place.

Overall Green shot a 159 while Trevino shot a 161.

Locally, a pair of freshmen from Dexter put up strong numbers. Chance Holden tied for 34th place, shooting a 78 and a 76 for a 154. Jon Bowman shot a 77 and a 78 for a 155 to tie for 38th place.