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Trojan Boys Tennis wins Sectional opener

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton boys tennis team continued its quest for a fourth straight Sectional title took a big step forward Wednesday with 3-2 opening round victory over Valparaiso.

“I told the guys before the match that our schedule was tough this season for a reason,” Chesterton coach Tom Bour said. “We prepared to have a match like we did today. Valparaiso is a well-coached team and they played great.”

The Trojans first point of the night came at No. 1 doubles as Blake Ellenwood and Chad Whelan beat Will Behrend 6-1, 6-0. The duo is now 10-1 on the year.

“Our No. 1 doubles team Ellenwood and Whelan really set the tone early with a decisive win,” Bour said. “Their energy is hard to match and their attacking style of play can just overwhelm opponents.”

Point two came from Matt Jewison, who improved to 16-6 overall, at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Evan Cecchini, while the deciding point came at No. 2 as Nick Hanson beat Matt Wanek 6-0, 6-4.

“It was great to see Nick Hanson at No. 2 play so well in such a big moment in his first post-season experience,” Bour said. “In the end, it was his point that clinched it for us.”

The Trojans will play the host Indians at Portage for the Sectional title tonight at 4:15 p.m.

Chesterton 3, Valparaiso 2

AT PORTAGE

Singles - 1. Matt Jewison © def. Evan Cecchini 6-1, 6-2; 2. Nick Hanson © def. Matt Wanek 6-0, 6-4; 3. Spencer Ross (V) def. Corydon Gaff 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles - 1. Blake Ellenwood/Chad Whelan © def. Will Behrend/Joe McMurtrey 6-1, 6-0; 2. Calvin McMurtrey/Conrad Otterbacher (V) def. Paul Petro/Luke Liapes 6-3, 6-4.

Record: Chesterton 9-5.

 

Posted 9/28/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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