girls tennis team opened its season with a runner-up finish in the 8-team
Logansport Tournament on Saturday.
LaPorte won the
meet, while the Trojans and Seeger followed in the top three.
“As coaches, we
couldn’t be prouder of the girls effort today,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour
said. “All we’ve been doing is dealing with cold weather and playing each
other in practice for the past three weeks to determine possible lineups.
“I think getting
out there and seeing other players on the opposite side of the net was
refreshing for us.”
The lone flight
winner for CHS was the No. 2 doubles team of Lilly Putchaven and Leah
Rochford. The duo beat teams from Twin Lakes and Lewis Cass in the first two
rounds before beating LaPorte in the championship.
The other doubles
team of Hailee Ellenwood and Libby Gibson finished second in their flight.
The Trojans beat Benton Central and LaPorte before falling to Rossville in
In singles, Peyton
Martinson finished fifth overall at No. 1. Martinson fell to LaPorte in the
opening round, but battled back to beat Twin Lakes and Rossville in straight
At No. 2 singles,
Milena Veltri finished runner-up after getting victories over Lewis Cass and
Seeger, only to fall to LaPorte in the championship.
At No. 3 singles,
Olivia Vesling finished third overall with wins over Rossville and Twin
The Trojans return
to the court on Thursday when they host Plymouth at 4:30 p.m.