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Trojan Boys Tennis falls in Sectional Finals

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The Chesterton boys tennis team dropped a 3-2 decision to Valparaiso in the Finals of the IHSAA Portage Sectional on Wednesday.

“I told the boys after the match that this one loss doesn’t define what all they have done for this program,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour said. “We didn’t get it done this time around and Valpo deserves so much credit. We can keep our heads up knowing that it sure wasn’t because of a lack of effort.”

Luke Liapes was the lone singles winner for the Trojans with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 win over Calvin McMurtrey at No. 1. Drew Engels and James Navarro got the other team point with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles over Calvin VanBenthuysen and Zach Tagalia.

“We graduate 11 seniors, five of which are on the varsity,” Bour said. “I can only hope that all of those guys know how much they have done for this program and how much they have done for me as a coach.”

Valparaiso 3, Chesterton 2


Singles -- 1. Luke Liapes (C) def. Calvin McMurtrey 6-4, 6-7, 6-3; 2. Spencer Ross (V) def. Fabio Haiduc 6-1, 6-3; 3. Jacob Nightengale (V) def. Troy Feller 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles -- 1. Will Behrend/Matt Levenda (V) def. Nick Hanson/Corydon Gaff 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; 2. Drew Engels/James Navarro (C) def. Calvin VanBenthuysen/Zach Tagalia 6-1, 6-2.

Record: Chesterton 10-5.




Posted 10/3/2019




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