The Chesterton boys
tennis team saw its season come to an end in the opening round of the IHSAA
Portage Regional on Tuesday as the Trojans dropped a 4-1 decision to Penn.
“It never gets
easier standing in front of a team when the season ends,” Chesterton coach
Tom Bour said. “All I could do is tell them how proud I am of them and that
they have so much to hold their heads up high for.”
The Trojans lone
victory came at No. 1 doubles where Blake Ellenwood and Chad Whelan beat
Eric Spaargaren and Aiden O’Day 6-2, 6-1. The victory allows the duo to
continue playing in the individual state tournament.
“Blake and Chad
continued to stay hot,” Bour said. “It’s going to be a fun ride seeing how
far these two can go in the State Tournament.”
The DAC champion
Trojans finished the season 10-6 overall.
represented Chesterton Tennis, its coaches and its community really well all
year,” Bour said.
Penn 4, Chesterton
Singles - 1. AJ
Antonelli (P) def. Matt Jewison 6-3, 6-1; 2. Will Thurin (P) def. Nick
Hanson 6-2, 6-0; 3. Aiden Sucharetza (P) def. Corydon Gaff 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles - 1. Blake
Ellenwood/Chad Whelan © def. Eric Spaargaren/Aiden O’Day 6-2, 6-1; 2.
Maitland Spitters/Nick Casetti (P) def. Paul Petro/Luke Liapes 6-2, 7-5.