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Trojan Tennis opens Saturday

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Tom Bour is excited.

The fourth year head coach of the Chesterton girls tennis team will have his work cut out for him and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I’m ecstatic for the season to start. Let’s get these young kids some experience and see where it goes,” Bour said. “We’ll take some lumps, but we have a lot of girls that just really work hard. The talent level may not be there up and down the lineup, but we know we’ll get the effort every match.

“I think that will show up at the end of the season when we need to be playing our best.”

The Trojans open the season on Saturday at the Logansport Tournament.

“We have a lot of shoes to fill,” Bour said. “This is the youngest we’ve ever been. We could have three freshmen in the varsity lineup.”

In singles, the Trojans have four players battling for three spots in junior Olivia Vesling, sophomore Peyton Martinson and freshmen Milena Veltri and Leah Rochford.

“Those are our top four single players,” Bour said. “Whichever one doesn’t end up in singles will play doubles.”

Senior Hailee Ellenwood will fill one of the spots at No. 1 doubles, while classmate Rachel Byrnside, juniors Christian Charlson and Anna Gardner, sophomore Libby Gibson and freshman Lilly Putchaven will battle for the rest of the doubles spots.

“We have 9 or 10 kids that we can count on,” Bour said. “I think we’ll settle in on a lineup, but it may take a few weeks to figure out exactly where we are.”


Posted 4/5/2019




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