SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team fell to visiting Poplar Bluff on Thursday 8-1.
"We lost the match, but we played hard," Sikeston coach Russ Dial said. "We gave a good effort and got some games on the board against a tough team.
"Kristin King played well for us in our only varsity winning match."
King's win came in an 8-6 decision against Aishwarya Krishnan.
On the junior varsity side, the Lady Bulldogs were able to hang close, but ultimately fell 6-4.
"Our junior varsity played very well considering their inexperience," Dial said.
Next up, Sikeston will travel to Jackson to play the Lady Indians on Tuesday.
1. Cardine Penny (P) def. Kelsey Dial (S), 8-6
2. Victoria Bottorf (P) def. Martha Neel (S), 8-1
3. Vivian Turner (P) def. Geena Hooper (S), 8-2
4. Sarah Crites (P) def. Emma Ferrell (S), 8-1
5. Kristin King (S) def. Aishwarya Krishnan (P), 8-6
6. Shallyn Ward (P) def. Alana Ellis (S), 8-1
1. Penny/Turner (P) def. Dial/Neel (S), 8-2
2. Bottorf/Crites (P) def. Hooper/Ferrell (S), 8-5
3. Krishnan/Ward (P) def. King/Ellis (S), 8-4
Junior varsity results
Parekh (P) def. Ashli Vaught (S), 6-3
Andrews (P) def. Ernesha Bland (S), 6-1
Mallory Gardner (S) def. N. Haq (P), 6-4
Ice (P) def. Julie Braden (S), 6-2
Amanda Allen (S) def. M. Hatch (P), 6-4
Sydney Helms (S) def. S. Peters (P), 6-1
Parekh/Andrews (P) def. Janai Ivory/Brianna Basham (S), 8-1
Haq/Ice (P) def. Carolin Jackson/Lindsay Ward (S), 8-0
McKeena Dial/E. Bland (S) def. Hutch/Peters (P), 8-6
Cape Central 9, Charleston 0
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays were swept in a road match against Cape Central on Thursday.
No. 1 -- Caroline Harding (CC) def. Makayla Thompson 8-5
No. 2 -- Morgan Crowell (CC) def. Daisy Gillespie 8-0
No. 3 -- Susanna Hayward (CC) def. Catherine Small 8-0
No. 4 -- Becky Schneider (CC) def. Sierra Frazier 8-2
No. 5 -- Faith Tegel (CC) def. Gabby Brewer 8-0
No. 6 -- Caroline Retter (CC) def. Elaysa Henderson 8-0
No. 1 -- Harding-Crowell (CC) def. Thompson-Gillespie 8-0
No. 2 -- Hayward-Schneider (CC) def. Small-Frazier 8-1
No. 3 -- Tegel-Retter (CC) def. Brewer-Henderson 8-0
Neelyville 9, Risco 2
RISCO - After opening their season with a win, the Risco Tigers baseball team fell back to the .500 mark on the season on Thursday with a 9-2 loss to Neelyville.
Holding a 2-0 advantage after two innings of play, Neelyville rallied for two runs in the third and four in the fourth to take a commanding 8-0 lead.
Risco came up in the bottom of the fourth and put a run on the board to break the shutout, but wasn't able to come up with much offensively.
The two teams each scored a run in the sixth to make up the final.
"They took and early 4-0 lead, but I felt like only one of those runs should have scored," Risco coach Brandon Blankenship said. "They were able to take advantage of our mistakes."
Leading Risco's effort was Jordon Pavy, who collected two singles on the game. For Neelyville Cody Birdsong had three hits while Cody Boyers had two, including a two-run home run. Dylan Crossen had a pair of singles while Justin Norman hit a a home run.
Now at 1-1, Risco will host the Cooter Wildcats today at 4:30 p.m.
Oran 18, East Prairie 0
ORAN -- Morgan Todt struck out six and didn't allow a hit in the four-inning home victory.
Todt helped herself by going 2 for 2, including a double, for Oran.
Molly McConnell, Taylor Nenninger, and Aubrianna Jones banged out three hits apiece for Oran (2-0). Addie Kielhofner had two hits, including a triple.
East Prairie fell to 0-1 on the season with the loss.