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CHS Girls fall in Tennis Sectional

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The Chesterton girls tennis team gave themselves a chance, but didn’t finish the deal, and dropped a 4-1 decision to Valparaiso in the Semifinals of the IHSAA Tennis Sectional on Wednesday.

“All season we stressed the 3 E’s É effort, energy and enthusiasm,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour said. “We didn’t fall shott on any of those tonight. As a coach that’s all I can ask for.”

Hannah Nabhan was the only Trojan to get a victory and moved on in the individual portion of the State Tournament with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alexis Orlich at No. 1 singles.

The Trojans had chances in each of the other two singles matches as Ashley Fazekas won the opening set from Julie Wappel 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Wappel would battle back to win the final two sets 7-5, 7-5.

At No. 3, Paige Donovan won the opening set from Claire Bartusch 6-1. Bartusch won the final two sets 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).

“We were leading the entire night in all three singles spots and to watch both No. 2 and No. 3 slip away in the end was tough to watch,” Bour said. “You have to give Valpo so much credit for hanging in there and chipping away at us at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and then closing those matches in the third set.”

In doubles, Valpo got victories at No. 1 from Emma Gilliana and Keeley Evans over Megan Hill and Kara Maggio (6-3, 6-2) and from Natasha Mosher and A.K. Flude against Taylor Nemtuda and Eliza Tumbas (7-5, 6-3) at No. 2.

“It just goes to show you how difficult it is to maintain your focus throughout an entire tennis match,” Bour said.

IHSAA Sectional

Valparaiso 4, Chesterton 1


Singles -- 1. Hannah Nabhan © def. Alexis Orlich 6-2, 6-4; 2. Julie Wappel (V) def. Ashley Fazekas 4-6, 7-5, 7-5; 3. Claire Bartusch (V) def. Paige Donovan 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).

Doubles --- 1. Emma Gilliana/Keeley Evans (V) def. Megan Hill/Kara Maggio 6-3, 6-2; 2. Natasha Mosher/A.K. Flude (V) def. Taylor Nemtuda/Eliza Tumbas 7-5, 6-3.

Record: Chesterton 5-8.



Posted 5/18/2017




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