Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Pius Tennis Coach Leaves.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

Heer Led Girls For Six Years

St. Pius girls tennis coach Monica Heer is leaving on a high note.

"It was hard (deciding to resign) because so many will be seniors next year," said Heer, who has been the Sartans' coach for six years. "But I'm leaving them in good hands."

On Saturday at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex, Heer's team earned a Class 4A third-place trophy after defeating Las Cruces Onate 4-1. St. Pius was beaten 3-2 by eventual 4A state champion Los Alamos in the semifinals.

"They did well," Heer said of her girls. "It came down to one set (in the semifinal's No. 2 doubles match). That was the difference between first and third. …

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