Delta High School Tennis

VS

Yorktown (SENIOR DAY)

Friday, May 14th at 4:15 p.m.

Win 6 - 1

Server Survivors

Assistant coach Tate Dishman is flanked by Rick Mann (left) and Supt. Reece Mann (right). The Mann brothers both hit first serves prior to the SmashCancer match. Rick Mann is a cancer survivor and Reece Mann is battling cholangiocancinoma. 

Balloon Launch

Seniors from the Yorktown and Delta teams release balloons during the SmashCancer ceremony on May 4th.

 

Player Signs

Players hold signs for the person they are honoring during the match.

 

The annual Delta-Yorktown match took on even more significance this year on Friday, May 14.  It was the completion of the rain-delayed SmashCancer match as well as the celebration of senior night.

Supt. Reece Mann, who had chemotherapy for his cholangiocarcinoma earlier in the day, made a surprise appearance at the Senior Day ceremony.  The SmashCancer match resulted in a record-setting total of over $15,000 in profits to donate to the cancer organizations and beneficiaries:

> $8,000 to the Cancer Center at IU Health Ball

> $4,000 to the Little Red Door Cancer Services of ECI

> $1,000 to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in honor of Reece Mann

> $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

> $1,000 to the family of Delta senior Aubree Seals, whose father is battling Stage 4 cancer

The Eagles (14-2) played all seven seniors in varsity positions.

Six seniors swept the three varsity doubles positions.

Tynan Dishman and Maggie Manor won 6-0, 6-0.

Sara Cardemon and Mary Groover won 6-0, 6-0.

Laura Fowler and Jacy Bradley won 6-1, 6-3.

The seventh senior, Abigail Bamidele, had to move up to No. 1 singles in the absence of Gwendolyn Clark.  Bamidele fell 1-6, 0-6 to Yorktown senior standout Sasha Academia.

In the other singles match, junior Maggie Hunt won 6-0, 6-0; freshman Gabby Knight won 6-0, 6-0; and sophomore Gracie Williams prevailed 2-6, 6-2 (11-9) in a third-set tiebreaker.  She overcame two match points against her in her first-ever varsity singles match.

The Eagles won the JV match 14-0.

Complete Results

Varsity

Singles

  1. Abby Bamidele lost 1-6, 0-6
  2. Maggie Hunt won 6-0, 6-0
  3. Gabby Knight won 6-0, 6-0
  4. Gracie Williams won 2-6, 6-2 (11-9)

Doubles

  1. Tynan Dishman/Maggie Manor won 6-0, 6-0
  2. Sara Cardemon/Mary Groover won 6-0, 6-0
  3. Laura Fowler/Jacy Bradley won 6-1, 6-3

JV

Singles

  1. Katie Alexander won 8-3
  2. Iva Witter won 8-0
  3. Hailey Conner won 8-0
  4. Caitlyn Kirby won 8-0

Doubles

  1. Savanna Hickey / Olivia Miller won 8-0 and won 8-0
  2. Eden Richey / Rylen Jones  won 8-0 and won 8-0
  3. Lizzy Thomas / Hannah McDowell won 8-1
  4. Emily Hayes and Emma Landis won 8-6
  5. Ava Fallon / Anna Cardemon won 8-1
  6. Carley Kitchens / Emily Woodson won 8-3
  7. Katie Alexander / Sarah Haney won 8-2
  8. Iva Witter / Lizzy Thomas won 8-0
Location Delta HS
Season Spring 2021