JACKSON-- The Jackson Lady Indians tennis team defeated Sikeston's Lady Bulldogs 9-0 Thursday in Jackson.
"We played better today," Sikeston tennis coach Lynn DeWitt said. "Our goal is to improve every match and I feel that we are doing that. Even if the scores don't reflect it."
Erinne Huff (J) def. Jacarra Lampkin (S) 8-0
Alison Keiper (J) def. Caroline Murray (S) 8-0
Chelsea Jones (J) def. Erica Garrett (S) 8-0
Rachel Batz (J) def. Brooke Partridge (S) 8-0
Ashley Ptacek (J) def. Jessica Hutchcraft (S) 8-0
Maura Neader (J) def. Rachel Murphy (S) 8-0
Huff-Keiper (J) def. Lampkin-Murray (S) 8-1
Bates-Neader (J) def. Garrett-Partridge (S) 8-0
Sneather-Freeman (J) def. Hutchcraft-Murphy (S) 8-0
POPLAR BLUFF -- In varsity tennis, the Charleston Lady Bluejays fell to the Cape Central Lady Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday. Christen Edmunds, Kristi Lazarova, Sami Gross, Brooke Morris and Paige Kinder each picked up victories for the Lady Tigers, while Madeline Burke defeated Emma Segar for Charleston's lone win.
In varsity doubles, the teams of Edmunds/Lazarova, Gross/Morris and Segar/Kinder all won their matches for Cape Central.
On Thursday, the Lady Bluejays won 5-4 over the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules. Chelsea Stallings, Maggie Fox and Taylor Duenne each picked up wins in singles play for Charleston while Jessica Gray, Kesey Olsen and Rachael Brodell were the winners for the Lady Mules.
In doubles action, J. Duenne/Stallings and Burke/T. Duenne both won for Charleston while Fox/Collier fell to Jenni Hubbard and Olsen.
CHAFFEE -- In softball, the Oran Lady Eagles defeated the Chaffee Lady Devils 6-5 on the road. Courtney Scheeter picked up the win for the Lady Eagles as she went all seven innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out three.
Oran scored one in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the seventh to hold off a late-inning push by the Lady Devils.
Offensively for the Lady Eagles, Amanda Williams was 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, two RBIs and a run scored, Abbey Anderson was 3-for-3 with three singles, two RBIs and two runs scored and Taylor Irwin was 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored.
Oran is now 7-2 on the season and will be in Scott City on Wednesday for their next game.