Eagles Open Season By Earning Title at Jeffersonville Invitational

Seniors at Jeffersonville
For the first time since 2006, the varsity boys’ tennis team earned the championship of the Jeffersonville Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  Senior Ben Bamidele at No. 2 singles and junior Mason Knight/sophomore Michael Curtis at No. 2 doubles won flight championships.

Team after Cluckers

From 2001 through 2006, Delta dominated the tournament, winning the title all six years.  In 2007, Zionsville ended that streak as Delta finished second.  Between 2007 and 2017, Zionsville won twice, Jeffersonville won twice, Jasper won twice, Guerin Catholic won twice, and Evansville Memorial and Columbus North each won once.  Delta finished second in 2007 and 2013.  The invitational evolved over the years into one of the state’s top regular-season tournaments, annually featuring five or more state-ranked teams.

Team on Bridge Walk

Last year the Eagles placed sixth among the eight teams.  But this season, they turned it around by gaining 36 points, two more than defending State Runner-Up Jasper.  Delta beat Jasper in three out of four head-to-head matches, winning at No. 2 singles and both doubles.

Final Standings

Delta 36 points (12-3 singles and doubles record
Jasper 34 points
Columbus North 29 points
Jeffersonville 28 points
Zionsville 22 points
Evansville Memorial 9 points
Bloomington North 8 points

Varsity Flight Results

No. 1 singles = Senior Tannon Dishman placed third with 2-1 record
No. 2 singles =  Senior Ben Bamidele finished first with 3-0 record
No. 3 singles = Sophomore Tanner Southerland placed fourth with 2-1 record

No. 1 doubles = Senior Joel Ashman and sophomore Brandon Jackson took second place with 2-1 record
No. 2 doubles = Junior Mason Knight and sophomore Michael Curtis were first with 3-0 record

Junior Jaigen Glaze and junior Cade Brown also played in the varsity doubles and went 1-2
Junior Daniel Vencel also played in the varsity singles and went 0-2

Final Standings
Junior Varsity

Jasper  40
Zionsville  36
Columbus North 28
Jeffersonville 27
Delta   23
Bloomington North  16

JV Flight Results

No. 1 singles = Junior Daniel Vencel went 0-1; sophomore Riley Windsor went 2-0; Delta placed fourth
No. 2 singles =  Sophomore Josef Zacek went 2-1 and placed fourth
No. 3 singles = Junior Devin McKinley finished 1-1 and placed fourth

No. 1 doubles = Senior Ben Slavin and freshman Walker Boyle were 1-2 and placed fourth
No. 2 doubles = Sophomore Sam Arnold and sophomore Riley Windsor were 0-1; Arnold and freshman Aidan Landis were 1-1; Delta placed fifth

Sophomore Jordan Ashton also played singles and was 0-3
Freshman Adam Altobella also played singles and was 0-3
Freshman Aidan Landis also played singles and was 0-1
Freshman Eli Arnold and freshman Kaiden Baty also played doubles and were 1-2