Delta High School Tennis


New Palestine

August 22nd, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Win 3 - 2

The Eagles’ depth paid off Monday evening in a 3-2 road victory over conference rival New Palestine.

Delta won at No. 3 singles and both doubles matches, dominating those positions by a combined score of 36-5 in games.  As a result the Eagles extended their Hoosier Heritage Conference dual-match winning streak in boys’ tennis to 35 consecutive matches over the past six years.

The Eagles also won the JV match 7-5, avenging a 10-5 loss to the New Pal junior varsity last season.

In the varsity match, sophomore Kody Vest won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.  At No. 1 doubles, senior Riley Bratton and junior Dalton Royal were 6-1, 6-0 winners.  And at No. 2 doubles, senior Isaac Anderson and junior Preston Shanayda prevailed 6-1, 6-3.

New Pal claimed the top two singles positions, exposing some areas in which Delta will need to improve in practice this week.

In the JV match, there were several highlights:

  • Caleb Hewitt rallied from a 4-7 hole to win 8-7.
  • Owen Cupp, playing singles for the first time, won 8-3.
  • James Engle, also playing singles for the first time this season, won 8-3.
  • Kam Swoboda and Kaden Crist, trailing 3-5, pulled out an 8-5 win with five straight games.
  • Jake Bilby/Ben Miller, Will Kile/John Atkinson and Heath Sprague/James Root were all winners, also

The Eagles are idle until a double-header this weekend.  The team faces Shelbyville in an HHC match at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon courts, then travels north to Culver Academies for a 3 p.m. match

Complete Results


  1. Owen Vest lost 0-6, 3-6
  2. Colin McCrady lost 6-7 (0), 3-6
  3. Kody Vest won 6-0, 6-0


  1. Dalton Royal/Riley Bratton won 6-1, 6-0
  2. Isaac Anderson/Preston Shanayda won 6-1, 6-3

Junior Varsity

  1. Simon Marlow lost 7-8 (5)
  2. Caleb Hewitt won 8-7 (1)
  3. Owen Cupp won 8-3
  4. James Engle won 8-3

Junior Varsity 

  1. Jake Bilby/Ben Miller won 8-5
  2. Aaron Elliott/Brady Williams lost 3-8
  3. Will Kile/John Atkinson won 8-4
  4. Kam Swoboda/Kaden Crist won 8-5
  5. Heath Sprague/James Root won 8-3
  6. Jacob Williams/Matteo Caddedu lost 4-8
  7. Ayden Mitchell/Justus Subler lost 4-8
  8. Alexander Smith/Daniel Tokar lost 3-8
Location New Palestine HS
Season Fall 2022