The Chesterton boys
tennis team took another step last year in advancing to the IHSAA Regional
final before falling to Penn 3-2.
And the Trojans
“Our goals start at
Sectionals and then grow from there,” Chesterton head coach Tom Bour said.
Chesterton won its
fifth consecutive IHSAA Sectional title and beat New Prairie in the Regional
schedule is very tough and the DAC is competitive and deep,” Bour said.
“Come post-season, as long as we’re healthy and focused, we’ll be a tough
team to beat.”
Senior Luke Liapes
returns at the top of the Trojans singles lineup after an All-DAC and
All-District campaign last year.
The rest of the
singles competition comes from junior Troy Feller, freshman Fabio Haiduc and
senior Corydon Gaff.
“Our depth is going
to be our strength with 11 seniors and eight juniors all returning,” Bour
said. “Add to that a freshman (Haiduc) that will make an immediate impact
and four or five juniors that are returning letterwinners too.”
In doubles, senior
Nick Hanson went 17-4 at No. 1 doubles in earning All-DAC and All-District
honors last year. Classmates Drew Engels and James Navarro, along with
junior John Powell, will battle to fill out the doubles lineup.
“Along with our
depth, the fact is that many of our players are battle tested in both
singles and doubles,” Bour said. “It gives our team a lot of flexibility
with our lineup.”