Sunshine definitely put some pep into the Chesterton girls’ tennis team
Saturday as the Trojans opened the 2011 season by splitting matches against
West Lafayette and Lafayette Jefferson.
The Trojans first lost to West Lafayette (4-1), but followed with a victory
over Lafayette Jefferson (4-1) to end the day.
“This morning was a very deep team [West Lafayette],” Chesterton Coach
Gretchen Shinn said. “They have a new freshman that is probably top-five in
The morning competition was fierce. At No. 2 singles, Margaret Shinn was the
only Chesterton winner with a straight-set victory over Courtney Coakes,
6-2, 7-6 (7-2 in the tiebreak).
“Bobbi going three sets this morning could have gone either way,” said
Shinn. “Starting the season off with a 4-1 loss is tough. We just need to
build off this and work our way through the year.”
Against Lafayette Jefferson, No. 1 singles player Bobbi Modesto started the
afternoon off with a double 6-0 score to crush senior Tess Boutselis.
“The second match of the day was definitely the best,” Shinn said. “We
played harder and better than the morning games.”
Freshman J.J Lee accomplished another win for the Trojans, dropping the
first set 6-2, before rebounding with 6-3 and 6-2 victories.
Chesterton’s other victories were at No. 2 doubles with Sunny Lee and Amanda
Susnak against Lafayette Jefferson’s Meredith Johnson and Laura Alverman
6-2, 6-3 and Shinn winning at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-1 over Meher Taleyarkham.
4, Chesterton 1
Singles – 1. Sarah Cai (W.L) def. Bobbi Modesto 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; 2. Margaret
Shinn (C) def. Courtney Coakes 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); 3. Katie Krause (W.L) def.
J.J Lee 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6).
Doubles – 1. Alyssa Cheng-Sarah Burns (W.L) def. Brittny Stephan-Lauren
Sergent 6-4, 6-3; 2. Paige Shriver-Cassie Anderson (W.L) def. Sunny
Lee-Amanda Susnak 6-2, 6-1.
Lafayette Jefferson 1
Singles – 1. Bobbi Modesto (C) def. Tess Boutselis 6-0, 6-0; 2. Margaret
Shinn (C) def. Meher Taleyarkhan 6-0, 6-1; 3. J.J Lee (C) def. Yvette Jara
2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles – 1. Krystal Cunningham-Brianne Hinds (L.J) def. Brittny
Stephan-Lauren Sergent 6-4, 6-4; Sunny Lee-Amanda Susnak (C) def. Meredith
Johnson-Laura Alverman 6-2, 6-3.