Busy schedule for Crown Point’s Anthony Kendall at P-T Tennis Classic
By Kevin O’Keefe Post-Tribune correspondent July 24, 2013 9:48PM
Anthony Kendall of Crown Point competes in doubles play during the 2013 Post-Tribune Tennis Classic at Valparaiso University on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. His doubles partner was Peter Williams of Crown Point. | Michael Gard~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 26, 2013 4:32PM
VALPARAISO — Crown Point’s Anthony Kendall likely slept well Wednesday night.
Kendall played in the 16-and-under singles final and then followed it up playing in the 16-and-under and 18-and-under doubles finals with both doubles matches going back-to-back.
Kendall and partner Lance Noerenberg, also of Crown Point defeated Ben Kochert and Joey Ising 6-2, 6-0 to win the 16-and-under doubles championship.
Youth will be served: Wynne Aldrich is 10, and won’t turn 11 until next month, and her doubles partner, Allison Varda, is 12. But that didn’t stop them from winning the 14-and-under doubles championship.
Aldrich has been playing tennis for four years and attends Ben Franklin School in Valparaiso. Varda, who has been playing for a little over three years, attends Kesling Middle School in LaPorte.
“This is so cool that we will be in the paper tomorrow,” Aldrich said.
Win one for the coach: Molly Sanderson is an incoming freshman at Kankakee Valley and also the daughter of KV coach Reggie Sanderson.
She, along with KV junior-to-be Paige Sanders, defeated Celeste Garcia and Marlo Owczarzak to win the 18-and-under doubles championship 6-3, 6-1.
“I like having him (my father) as my coach,” Sanderson said. “I wouldn’t really feel comfortable having anyone else. My sister is also my coach and I can kind of talk back to her, but I can’t talk back to my dad.”
Super sisters: Caroline and Jillian Boger from LaPorte won the girls 16-and-under doubles championship 6-4, 7-5 in a competitive match against Brianna Baez and Kristie Tinsley. Caroline is the No. 1 singles player on the LaPorte High School team.
A different kind of court: Three Valparaiso men’s basketball players will be participating in Saturday’s men’s open doubles tournament.
Bobby Capobianco and Will Bogan will team up, while Ben Boggs will play with Michael Woodson, the VU men’s assistant tennis coach.