Shamrocks fall to Stewartville

Published 11:23 pm Monday, October 3, 2011

Pacelli's Abby Leif launches a shot over the net during her No. 1 singles match at Paulson tennis courts Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

The Pacelli girls tennis team closed out its season with a 7-0 loss to Stewartville at Paulson tennis courts Monday.

Pacelli freshman Maggie Leif put up a good effort at No. 2 singles, but she fell by scores of 6-2, 6-2.

Pacelli's Maggie Leif closes in for a volley during her No. 2 singles match at Paulson Tennis Courts Monday. -- Rocky Hulne/

“The girls have faced a lot of adversity this year,” Pacelli head coach Mark Henderson said. “We gave it everything we had today, and we will do the same in the postseason. I haven’t been able to fault our effort yet, and you can’t ask for more as a coach.”

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The Shamrocks will travel to Winona Cotter to open Section tournament play Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.


No. 1 Elizabeth Bardwell (S) def. Abby Leif (P) 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Gabby Steinhoff (S) def. Maggie Leif (P) 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 Whitney Erickson (S) def. Mindy Nguyen (P) 6-0, 6-2

No. 4 Rachel Skic (S) def. Tiffany Hoesing (P) 6-3, 6-0


Stewartville won all by forfeit