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Chesterton Tennis falls to Highland

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By Jessica Campbell

The Trojans faced off across the net on Tuesday afternoon, a war of maroon and gold versus yellow and blue.

Fourth-ranked Highland defeated Chesterton by a 4-1 score including two three-set victories.

“I was really proud of the way we fought,” Chesterton coach Gretchen Shinn said. “We had two three setters that didn’t go our way but at least I saw a little fight, especially from the No. 2 doubles. They got it to a third set and I was really proud of that.”

J.J. Lee was the only Chesterton winner at No. 3 singles, overcoming Highland’s Sarah Hojnicki and finishing her match with a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

At No. 1 singles Bobbi Modesto and opponent Vani Madrigal battled all afternoon splitting the first two sets 1-6, 6-1, before Madrigal took control in a 7-5 victory in the third set.

Margaret Shinn had trouble beating her rival, finishing the match with two 6-3 losses to Highland’s Aby Madrigal at No. 2 singles.

“Bobbi and Vani go way back,” Shinn said. “They [Highland] have very good players. They lost quite a few too but they are still a deep team.”

Chesterton’s No. 2 doubles were brought back for a third round also. Brittny Stephan and Lauren Sergent fought hard through two sets 6-4, 3-6, but couldn’t finish if off, losing 6-0 against Highland’s Michelle Geissler and Lan Franczek.

“It was a good day,” Shinn added. “I mean, we hung in.”

Highland 4, Chesterton 1

At Chesterton

Singles – 1. Vani Madrigal (H) def. Bobbi Modesto 1-6, 6-1, 7-5; 2. Aby Madrigal (H) def. Margaret Shinn 6-3, 6-3; 3. J.J Lee (C) def. Sarah Hojnicki 7-5, 6-2.

Doubles – 1. Liz Quinn-Nikki Goodeve (H) def. Sunny Lee-Rachel McCrum 6-1, 6-0; 2. Michelle Geissler-Lan Franczek (H) def. Lauren Sergent-Brittny Stephan 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

Posted 4/13/2011




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