The Chesterton boys
tennis team fell 3-1 to Valparaiso in the championship match of the IHSAA
Portage Sectional on Thursday.
“You have to hand
it to Valparaiso,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour said. “They played outstanding
and withstood every run we threw at them. Their quick start in 4-of-the-5
matches really took the fire out of our guys.”
The lone winner for
the Trojans was Fabio Haiduc with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Wil Behrend at No.
1 singles. Troy Feller’s match at No. 3 singles was cancelled at No. 3
singles due to rain in the third set.
advances him in the individual portion of the IHSAA State Tournament.
“The boys won 13
matches this season and went undefeated in the conference,” Bour said. “We
have a lot to be proud of.”
Singles -- 1. Fabio
Haiduc (C) def. Wil Behrend 6-2, 6-4; 2. Calvin McMurtrey (V) def. Drake
Redman 6-3, 6-3; 3. Jake Nightengale (V) led Troy Feller 6-3, 2-6, 4-3
Doubles -- 1. Matt
Levenda/Dylan Durkein (V) def. John Powell/Brock Redman 6-4, 6-3; 2. Ian
Krutz/Erik Kallen (V) def. John Petro/Danny Vear 6-1, 6-2.