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Trojan tennis team outlasts No 16 Valpo

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It may have taken nearly 3 1 hours, but thats ok.

After a week of rainouts, the 19th-ranked Chesterton girls tennis team got a match-deciding three-game victory from J.J. Lee at No. 3 singles to beat No. 16 Valparaiso 3-2 in the Duneland Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Lee dropped the opening set to Valpos Rachel Willing 6-4 and survived three match points in the second set to win in a tiebreak before cruising to a 6-1 win in the third set.

JJs fitness level and mental game were the difference in a close match, Chesterton coach Gretchen Shinn said.

The Trojans other two team points came in easy singles victories for Meg Modesto over Caitlin Kennedy at No. 1 (6-2, 6-1) and Margaret Shinn against Kelley Kennedy at No. 2 (6-2, 6-0).

In doubles, Valpo got victories from Brooke Sever and Kate Spencer 6-3, 6-2 against Rachel McCrum and Ellen Kerr at No. 1. At No. 2, Ava Meyer and Rachel Crookston beat Abby Burke and Natalie Petro (6-2, 6-2).

Chesterton 3, Valparaiso 2


Singles -- 1. Meg Modesto def. Caitlin Kennedy 6-2, 6-1; 2. Margaret Shinn def. Kelly Kennedy 6-2, 6-0; 3. J.J. Lee def. Rachel Willing 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

Doubles -- 1. Brooke Sever/Kate Spencer (V) def. Rachel McCrum/Ellen Kerr 6-3, 6-3; 2. Ava Meyer/Rachel Crookston (V) def. Abby Burke/Natalie Petro 6-2, 6-2.

Record: Chesterton 3-0 (1-0 DAC).



Posted 4/22/2013