Girls tennis

Chesterton girls tennis opens DAC play with win over Valpo

2012-04-19T20:44:00Z 2013-05-07T17:24:11Z Chesterton girls tennis opens DAC play with win over ValpoBy Andrew Stem Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 19, 2012 8:44 pm  • 

CHESTERTON | The showdown between pairs of sisters went in favor of Chesterton's Bobbi and Meg Modesto on Tuesday.

Older sister Bobbi defeated Valparaiso's Kelly Kennedy at No. 1 singles, and younger sister Meg beat Caitlin Kennedy at No. 2 singles to help The Times No. 2 Trojans beat the No. 4 Vikings 3-2 in the Duneland Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

"It feels good to win the first three matches off the court," Chesterton coach Gretchen Shinn said. "But I was hoping for a couple of third-set matches in the next two."

Bobbi Modesto was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Kelly Kennedy. Modesto opened the first set by winning the first three games, and she also closed out the match by winning three straight games to end it.

Meg Modesto trailed Caitlin Kennedy 5-4 in the first set before rallying to win in a tiebreak. Modesto led 4-1 in the second set when Kennedy retired with an injury.

"To me, I think she seemed a little tight," Shinn said of Modesto. "I think once she got the first set under her belt, she seemed to play a little looser and a little more confident."

Margaret Shinn and JJ Lee also picked up a win for the Trojans (5-1, 1-0 DAC), beating Sonja Schaefer and Kate Spencer at No. 1 doubles 6-3, 6-1.

"I felt really good about how they responded today," Shinn said. "They knew this was a big match, you know, our rival in the DAC. This was a big match for both of us."

In a match that lasted nearly three hours, Valparaiso's Rachel Willing beat Sunny Lee 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). Willing won the first five points of the tiebreak.

"Rachel is that type of player," Valparaiso coach Tim Schiedler said. "She's going to make you beat her. She's going to work for every point, and she did that again today."

The Vikings (4-1, 0-1 DAC) picked up their other point at No. 2 doubles. The pair of Ava Meyer and Brooke Sever beat Chesterton's Rachel McCrum and Amanda Susnak 7-5, 6-4.

"We knew we had our hands full, but I thought we came out and played a real close match," Schiedler said.

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