With a few injuries in the lineup, the Estherville Lincoln Central/Emmetsburg Girls Tennis Team struggled in a 7-2 loss to Storm Lake on Tuesday.
However Coach Larry Kirchner was quick to also give credit to the Tornadoes for their play.
"They're an athletic team and they took advantage of our inexperience," he said. "We're just hoping to get our line-up healthy for the next time we see them."
Bailey Hagen returns a serve during match play Tuesday for Estherville Lincoln Centra/Emmetsburg’s tennis team against Storm Lake. Hagen won her singles match by a 10-6 score. --David Swartz photo
ELC's two wins came at the No. 1 singles as Bailey Hagen defeated Alyssa Sievers 10-6 and at the No. 3 doubles ad Maddy Burns and McKenzie Wilson won 10-7 over Nouk Krovyphone and Paige Kavon.
In other singles matches, Carol Daniels lost 10-1 to Emerly Mai, Emily Chrestiansen lost 10-4 to Erin Deders, Kelly Zebedee lost 10-0 to Lan Hong Brown, Maddy Burns lost 10-4 to Krovyphone and Wilson lost 10-7 to Kavon.
In other double splay, Hagen and Daniels lost 10-4 to Sievers and Mai and Chrestiansen and Zebedee lost 10-5 to Deders and Brown.
ELC's junior varsity came up with just one victory as Emily Jorgenson won the No. 4 singles 8-3.
In other singles matches, Morgan Schubert lost 8-5, Samantha Rosinger lost 8-5, Hester Seitzema lost 8-6, Dragica Dimova lost 8-1 and Rachel Mueller lost 8-0.