Close, but so far away.
Munster’s No. 1 doubles team couldn’t get past a previous state champion in the 23rd Annual IHSAA doubles state tournament semifinals Saturday morning at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS | Coach Bill Heuer wasn’t quite sure what to expect from his No. 1 doubles team in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Saturday's LaPorte individual girls tennis regional became the season finishing point for some local players.
LAPORTE | The efficiency with which the Carmel girls tennis team picked apart the Munster singles players on Saturday morning was eye-opening.
Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.
HIGHLAND | Paige Heuer had time for a few mildly superstitious rituals, but the senior Munster tennis player didn’t have many moments to absorb her final prep match in Lake County.
LAPORTE | Tim Shideler expected a tough challenge from Penn and that's just what the Valparaiso girls tennis team faced on Wednesday afternoon.
HIGHLAND | There isn’t much of a rivalry between Munster and Whiting in girls tennis.
LAPORTE | With Kelly Kennedy icing her back on a picnic table, the rest of the Valparaiso girls tennis team had no choice but to play a little harder.
An injury to the sacroiliac joint in her pelvis left Kelly Kennedy wondering if she would even make it to the prep tennis court this spring.
Munster’s Jessica Rooth earned a spot on the IHSAA All-State first team last year at the No. 1 singles position.
PORTAGE | Caitlin Kennedy dropped the opening game of her No. 1 singles set Saturday, but it was hardly an adverse situation for the Valparaiso junior.
Lake Central’s tough schedule paid off in the first round of the Crown Point sectional.
MUNSTER | Alondra Macias is proof positive that perseverance is worth it.
PORTAGE | Having won a sectional title last season and beaten Valparaiso earlier this season, the Chesterton girls tennis team knew the value of a fast start against the Vikings in Wednesday’s sectional opener.
Postseason time arrives this week for girls’ tennis, and the top teams in the region are ready to do battle in their annual effort to earn the coveted trip to Indianapolis.
Rachel Willing remembers sitting in the stands watching her big brother Collin play tennis for Valparaiso.
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