(David Jenkins, Staff)
"Even though we didn't come out with a win for the team, I felt we played well for the first match of the season," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial.
Sikeston got a win in singles from Kelsey Dial who defeated Roni Jo LeForse 8-5. Dial teamed up with Jacarra Lampkin in doubles to defeat Shan Shan Ge and Erica Borgsmiller 8-4.
Lampkin fell in singles to highly-touted Shanaz Domeshdoost 8-1.
"Jacarra Lampkin's opponent, their number one, is a USTA Juniors player and probably the best Jacarra has ever faced, so it will be a good experience for her.
"Kelsey Dial played a mentally tough match, coming from behind to win."
In junior varsity, Sikeston fell to Carbondale 4-2 with Kristin King winning her singles match 8-5 and teamed with Alana Ellis to win 8-5 in doubles.
"Kristin King played well on the junior varsity level in her first match ever," Dial said. "We did well against a tough team."
Sikeston will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Poplar Bluff.
1. Shanaz Domeshdoost (C) def. Jacarra Lampkin (S), 8-1
2. Kelsey Dial (S) def. Roni Jo LeForce (C), 8-5
3. Shan Shan Ge (C) def. Brooke Partridge (S), 8-0
4. Erica Borgsmiller (C) def. Martha Neel (S), 8-2
5. Allison Gibson (C) def. Jessica Hutchcraft (S), 8-1
6. Jayne Shahmirzadi (C) def. Bailey Coleman (S), 8-1
1. Lampkin/Dial (S) def. Ge/Borgsmiller (C), 8-4
2. Domeshdoost/LeForse (C) def. Partridge/Neel (S), 8-0
3. Gibson/Shahmirzadi (C) def. Hutchcraft/Coleman (S), 8-1
Simone Corpora (C) def. Emma Ferrell (S), 8-1
Komal Chaudhry (C) def. Chelsea Milam (S), 8-0
Kristin King (S) def. Alex Hilber (C), 8-5
Olivia Clark-Kihelsa (C) def. Kelly Braden (C), 8-1
Corpora/Chaudhry (C) def. Ferrell/Milam (S), 8-1
King/Ellis (S) def. Hilber/Clark-Kihelsa (C), 8-5