The Chesterton boys
tennis team dominated singles play and cruised to a 5-0 Duneland Athletic
Conference victory at Portage on Thursday.
In singles, the
Trojans never dropped a game as the trio of Fabio Haiduc (No. 1), Drake
Redman (No. 2) and Troy Feller (No. 3) all won by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores.
“Those three guys
are going to be a tough 1-2-3 punch to deal with,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour
said. “Feller is back in singles where he is more comfortable after a stint
at No. 1 doubles and he played like he never missed a beat. Redman and
Haiduc are the most experienced players on the team and will only get
stronger as the season rolls on.”
In doubles, John
Powell and Brock Redman beat Bryan Garrison and Owen Winicky 6-1, 6-2 at No.
1. David Archbald and John Petro had little trouble dispatching Kaden
Laskowski and Dylan Stutphin 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.
“I was very pleased
with Archbald and Petro tonight as they stayed together, played smart and
attacked the net well,” Bour said. “All four doubles players are seeing
extensive varsity time for the first time. It’s not going to look pretty at
times, but all four are working hard to strengthen our doubles positions.”
The Trojans return
to the court on Tuesday when they travel to Merrillville for a 4 p.m. start.
Singles -- 1. Fabio
Haiduc (C) def. Oscar Kapinos 6-0, 6-0; 2. Drake Redman (C) def. Cameron
Adams 6-0, 6-0; 3. Troy Feller (C) def. Ilija Kirov 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- 1. John
Powell/Brock Redman (C) def. Bryan Garrison/Owen Winicky 6-1, 6-2; 2. David
Archbald/John Petro (C) def. Kaden Laskowski/Dylan Stutphin 6-2, 6-2.
2-0 (1-0 DAC).
junior varsity had little trouble in sweeping Portage 7-0 on Thursday.
Singles winners for
the Trojans were Danny Vear (No. 1) and Connor Potesta (No. 2).
included Ian Condes/Connor Engels (No. 1), Mark Jewison/Alex Henderson (No.
2), Grant Flesher/Adam Royster (No. 3), CJ Adent/Ben Van Wagner (No. 4) and
Payton Whalen/Jai Barath (No. 5).