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CHS Boys Tennis starts Saturday in South Bend

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By TR HARLAN

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 aren’t satisfied.

“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 semis.

“Our non-conference 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.”

 

Posted 8/23/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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