L/P tennis slips to 0-5

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Lyle/Pacelli was again unable to overcome a pair of forfeits at the bottom of the lineup in a 5-2 loss to Stewartville in girls' tennis action Monday afternoon at the Austin Country Club.

L/P dropped to 0-5 with the loss, but has a chance for redemption with another match against Stewartville this week. United South Central hosts Lyle/Pacelli today in Wells, and Stewartville entertains on Thursday.

"We did forfeit a couple doubles spots, and we may do that one more match," said L/P coach Suzy Hebrink. "But this gave everyone a chance to play a little bit more at their competition level.

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"Overall we're just seeing great improvement, especially going from playing all day Saturday to playing today."

Stewartville took three of five matches on the court. Lyle/Pacelli's Anna Hebrink and Sammi Jones netted the team's only victories at Nos. 1 and 2 singles.

"Stewartville's pretty deep this year, they've had a lot of kids for a lot of years," Coach Hebrink said. "They are pretty solid. It was good to get two wins and see some improvements everywhere else."

Anna Hebrink defeated Briana Montgomery at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 7-5, and Jones won the No. 2 match 7-5, 6-2 over Chelsea Montgomery.

Gretchen Hebrink was defeated 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Brittany Hovey fell in straight sets of 6-0 to Brianne Thick at No. 4.

Livja Burke and Laura Christopherson were ousted 6-1, 6-2 at the only doubles match played.