The Chesterton boys
tennis team won its second straight IHSAA Sectional title with a 4-1 victory
over Valparaiso at Portage High School on Thursday.
“I couldn't be
happier for these boys and our program in general,” Chesterton coach Tom
Bour said. “Valpo deserves a lot of credit for pushing us to our limits, but
in the end, our experience and on-court energy was too much.”
In singles, the
Trojans pushed through with straight set victories by Dylan Jayasuriya (No.
2) and Matt Jewison (No. 3). Jayasuriya beat Max Behrend 6-3, 6-2 and
Jewison had little trouble with Ethan White 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles, Zac
Nabhan and Chris Fouts outfought Matt Cory and Raymond Kreloff 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
at No. 1. Alec Emmons and Chris Fouts beat Dimitrije Simic and Kyle Gill 7-6
(7-2), 6-3 to set the final tally.
“This win is a
credit to our experience and leadership from captains Chris Fouts and Johny
Mario, who kept this team focused from the moment we stepped off the bus and
they fueled our energy tonight,” Bour said.
The Trojans will
face off against South Bend St. Joseph’s on Tuesday in the IHSAA Regional at
Singles -- 1. Derek
Wappel (V) def. Johny Mario 6-2, 6-4; 2. Dylan Jayasuriya © def. Max Behrend
6-3, 6-2; 3. Matt Jewison © def. Ethan Whtie 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles -- 1. Zac
Nabhan/Chris Fouts © def. Matt Cory/Raymond Kreloff 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; 2. Alec
Emmons/Cameron Cook © def. Dimitrije Simic/Kyle Gill 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.