girls tennis team saw its season come to an end on Saturday morning in a 5-0
loss to Valparaiso in the Championship match of the Portage Sectional.
“Valpo played very
well today,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour said. “They stopped any type of run
our girls threw at them, so we just have to tip our caps to them and learn
from this. For us, next season begins now and the hard work in the
off-season will make us a stronger team come next April."
Milena Veltri was
the only Trojan to win a set as she took the opening set (6-4) at No. 2
singles from Valpo’s A.K. Flude. Flude won the final two sets 6-2, 6-0.
Veltri finished the season 11-6 overall.
battled before falling 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 3 singles and finished her year
fell 6-0, 6-0 to Rose Pastoret at No. 1 singles as a substitution for Peyton
Martinson. Martinson missed the post-season due to illness and finished 9-6
overall on the season.
In doubles, Olivia
Vesling and Hailee Ellenwood dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Aleah Ferngren
and Grace Healy to finish their season 12-6 overall at No. 1. Christian
Charlson and Rachel Byrnside lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles to Corrine
Timmons and Kelsey Minko.
the season 7-5 overall.
Singles -- 1. Rose
Pastoret (V) def. Lilly Putchaven 6-0, 6-0; 2. A.K. Flude (V) def. Milena
Veltri 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; 3. Abby McBride (V) def. Leah Rochford 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).
Doubles -- 1. Aleah
Ferngren/Grace Healy (V) def. Olivia Vesling/Hailee Ellenwood 6-3, 6-1; 2.
Corrine Timmons/Kelsey Minko (V) def. Christian Charlson/Rachel Byrnside
7-5 overall (4-3 DAC).