Thursday, September 1, 2016
LaPorte High School
Merrillville High School
LaPorte Boys Tennis beat Merrillville 3-2 on Thursday night improving there record to 2-2 on the season. Wins for LaPorte came at 1 singles, 3 singles, and 1 doubles. LaPorte’s Dru Kennedy (3-1) made quick work of his match defeating the Pirates Justin Jackson 6-1,6-0. At 3 singles, Freshmen Tristen Poe ousted Merrillville’s Josh Raddatz 6-4,6-2. At one doubles, LaPorte’s Adam Manering and Chris Surowiec were down 4-5 in the first set before winning in a first set tie breaker ((7-6)7-5 tiebreak). They went on to win the second set 6-1. Losses for LaPorte came at 2 singles where Lucas Poehl was defeated by Keith Rochefort( 1-6,4-6), and at two doubles where Garrett Menke and Nathan Askegaard were defeated by Merrillville’s TJ Sabbath and Cameron Louthon (4-6, 3-6). Varsity will return to action this weekend, playing in the 8 team Chesterton Invitational.
LaPorte’s JV dropped a close match to Merriville losing 2-3. Both Jacob Nichols and Abe Gray won singles matches. The JV is hosting an invitational on Saturday at 9:30 at LeRoy Courts.