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CHS Tennis 2nd at Portage Invitational

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The Chesterton boys tennis team finished second in the eight-team Portage Invitational on Saturday.

South Bend St. Joe won the team title with 48 points, while the Trojans were runner-up (37 points). Highland and Portage finished tied for third (25).

In singles, Luke Liapes finished 2-1 on the day at No. 1 with victories over Merrillville (6-3, 6-1) and Centerville (6-0, 6-4). At No. 2, Corydon Gaff finished 2-1 with wins over Bethany Christian (6-2, 6-2) and Portage (6-1, 6-1).

At No. 3 singles, Azeez Lakhani was 1-1 with a win over Triton (6-0, 6-1), while John Powell finished 0-1.

In doubles, the duo of Chad Whelan and Nick Hanson were 3-0 at No. 1 with wins over Portage (6-1, 6-3), Centerville (6-3, 6-4) and South Bend St. Joe (7-6, 6-0).

At No. 2, James Navarro and Drew Engels finished 2-1 with wins over Merrillville (7-6, 6-1) and Triton (6-1, 6-0).

The Trojans return the court tonight when they travel to Lowell for a 4:15 p.m. start.

Portage Invitational

AT PORTAGE

Team Results

1. SB St. Joe, 48; 2. Chesterton, 37; 3. (tie) Highland and Portage, 25; 5. Bethany Christian, 23; 6. Centerville, 20; 7. Merrillville, 18; 8. Triton, 9.

Individual Results

Singles -- 1. Luke Liapes def. Merrillville 6-3, 6-1; def. Centerville 6-0, 6-4; lost SB St. Joe 6-0, 6-0; 2. Corydon Gaff def. Bethany Christian 6-2, 6-2; def. Portage 6-1, 6-1; lost SB St. Joe 6-2, 6-2; 3. Azeez Lakhani lost SB St. Joe 6-0, 6-0; def. Triton 6-0, 6-1; 3. John Powell lost Centerville 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles -- 1. Chad Whelan/Nick Hanson def. Portage 6-1, 6-3; def. Centerville 6-3, 6-4; def. SB St. Joe 7-6 (7-5), 6-0; 2. James Navarro/Drew Engels def. Triton 6-1, 6-0; def. Merrillville 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; lost SB St. Joe 6-7 (7-4), 6-2, 10-2.

 

 

 

Posted 9/17/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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