Delta finished runner-up in the Crawfordsville Invitational girls’ tennis tournament on Saturday by winning 10 of its 15 singles and doubles matches in the eight-team tournament.
The Eagles showed strength in doubles, especially, as Lexie Manor and Grace Belangee finished runner-up at No. 1 doubles and Mayzie Hinkle, Kortney Helm and Maggie Manor combined to win the No. 2 doubles flight.
Providence, the defending state runner-up and currently ranked 3rd in the state, won the invitational with 43 points. Delta, ranked 12th, was next at 36 points. Cathedral, ranked 2nd in the state, finished third with 30 points, but the Irish were missing many of their most talented players.
Westfield and Northview tied for fourth, followed by Terre Haute North, North Montgomery and Crawfordsville in that order.
At No. 1 singles, junior Ellie Snider beat Northview, lost to Cathedral, and beat Crawfordsville to place third.
At No. 2 singles, senior Emma Snider dominated Westfield and Northview in the first two rounds, dropping only one game. She then lost to Providence in the finals.
At No. 3 singles, freshman Tynan Dishman lost 3-6, 4-6 to Providence in the opening round, and the Providence senior went on to win the semifinals and finals of the flight, losing only four games total the rest of the day. Dishman dropped her first backdraw match to North Montgomery, then beat Crawfordsville for seventh place.
At No. 1 doubles, Manor and Belangee beat North Montgomery 6-0, 6-0, then beat Providence 7-6, 6-4. They lost to Cathedral in the finals, 2-6, 6-7.
At No. 2 doubles, Hinkle and Manor beat Terre Haute North 6-0, 6-1 in the first round, then Hinkle and Helm edged Providence 6-2, 6-7, 10-6 in the semifinals. Manor and Helm then defeated Westfield in the finals, 6-2, 6-7, 11-9.
Delta (3-0 in duals) returns to conference action on Monday evening with a 4:45 p.m. match at New Castle.