A large group of more than 85 players, managers, coaches, parents, and other family members spent the weekend (Aug. 23-24) in Jeffersonville for the annual Jeffersonville Invitational tournament.
The varsity won 9 matches and lost 6 for a successful start to the season. The Eagles placed fifth in the powerful 8-team invitational, but only five total points separated the champion Columbus North (31) from fifth-place Delta (26) in an incredibly tight race.
As further proof of the closeness of the field, Delta went 2-0 in head-to-head matches over first-place Columbus North. Junior Brandon Jackson won the No. 2 singles flight, beating Columbus North in the finals in a long, three-set match. Senior Jaigen Glaze and sophomore Walker Boyle also beat Columbus North at No. 2 doubles in another long three-set match.
In the varsity event, Delta showed some clutch play by going 4-0 in three-setters. In addition to the two already listed, the Eagles also won three-setters with seniors Mason Knight and Cade Brown at No. 1 doubles vs. Castle and senior Devin McKinley and junior Riley Windsor at No. 2 doubles vs. Evansville Memorial.
The JV finished third in its event, but more importantly all 28 team members played at least two matches during the weekend. Jordan Ashton, Eli Arnold, Riley Windsor, Devin McKinley, Jaigen Glaze and Walker Boyle were a part of second-place flight finishes for Delta.
A group of 85 had dinner at Clucker’s on Saturday night, followed by the traditional walk over the Ohio River on the pedestrian bridge. It was a beautiful cool late-summer evening.
Thanks to all who made the trip! The season is off to a memorable start.
Final Team Scores in 2019 Jeffersonville Invitational
31 = Columbus North
30 = Zionsville
29 = Jasper
28 = Castle
26 = Delta
17 = Jeffersonville
14 = Bloomington North
4 = Evansville Memorial
Our flight results:
No. 1 Singles = Tanner Southerland 1-2 (6th)
No. 2 Singles = Brandon Jackson 3-0 (1st)
No. 3 Singles = Daniel Vencel 1-1 &Josef Zacek 0-1 (6th)
No. 1 Doubles = Mason Knight & Cade Brown 2-1 (4th)
No. 2 Doubles = Jaigen Glaze & Walker Boyle 1-1 (3rd)
Devin McKinley & Riley Windsor 1-0
JV Team Placed Third
Top JV flight results
No. 1 Doubles = Riley Windsor, Devin McKinley 2-0
Jaigen Glaze, Walker Boyle 0-1 (2nd)
No. 2 Singles = Jordan Ashton 2-1 (2nd)
No. 3 Singles = Eli Arnold 2-1 (2nd)
Overall JV Individual Records for the Weekend
Devin McKinley 3-0
Jaigen Glaze 0-1
Riley Windsor 3-0
Jordan Ashton 3-1
Josef Zacek 1-2
Sam Arnold 1-3
Landon Freiburger 4-0
Aidan Landis 2-1
Logan Anderson 2-1
Brad Shue 2-1
Adam Altobella 2-2
Eli Arnold 2-2
Ross Meacham 2-2
Mason Wrisley 2-2
Cooper Roach 1-1
Walker Boyle 0-1
Kaiden Baty 0-3
Isaac Anderson 3-0
Colin McCrady 3-1
Riley Bratton 2-1
Camden Ratliff 2-1
Owen Vest 2-2
Heath Sprague 1-3