August 18, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Jeffersonville Invitational

Full varsity and JV event

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.

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.

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

  1. Delta 36 points (12-3 singles and doubles record)
  2. Jasper 34 points
  3. Columbus North 29 points
  4. Jeffersonville 28 points
  5. Zionsville 22 points
  6. Evansville Memorial 9 points
  7. 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

  1. Jasper  40
  2. Zionsville  36
  3. Columbus North 28
  4. Jeffersonville 27
  5. Delta   23
  6. Bloomington North  16
    JV Flight ResultsNo. 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 fourthNo. 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

Location Jeffersonville HS (varsity) and New Albany HS (JV)
Season Fall 2018