Delta’s annual trip to Culver Academies was different than normal as no fans were permitted for either team due to Covid-19 precautions.
But just as it has in every year of this head-to-head series, Delta prevailed. This time, the varsity final score was 4-1.
Match updates were sent frequently to parents using the What’sApp phone application during the matches.
Senior Tanner Southerland won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 1 singles over Paul Wilson from Mexico City.
Senior Josef Zacek made his debut at No. 3 singles and gained a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sam Meares of Knoxville, Tenn.
At No. 1 doubles, senior Brandon Jackson and junior Walker Boyle won 6-0, 6-3 over AJ Davidson of Lake Forest, Ill., and Dominic Hayden of Sacramento, Calif.
At No. 2 doubles, seniors Riley Windsor and Jordan Ashton won 6-3, 6-4 over Wes Henthorn of Indianapolis and Simon Grim of Munster, Ind.
Culver gained its point at No. 2 singles, where Nate Posner of Schwenksville, Pa., edged junior Adam Altobella, in a third-set tiebreaker. Posner won the first set 6-7 (6), then Altobella took the second set 7-5. The tiebreaker went to Posner 4-10.
Delta’s JV team collected a 9-5 victory.
Eli Arnold gained a tiebreaker victory at No. 1 singles. Mason Wrisley and Owen Vest also won singles matches.
Sam Arnold and Dalton Royal won at No. 1 doubles, 8-5. Other doubles winners were Kaiden Baty/Riley Bratton, Landon Freiburger/Logan Anderson, Brad Shue/Jake Bilby in a tiebreaker, Corbin Windsor/Luke Zacek, and Heath Sprague/Hanson Heintzelman.
Delta’s varsity and JV each improved to 5-1 for the season.
1. Tanner Southerland (D) def. Paul Wilson (C), 6-2, 7-5
2. Adam Altobella (D) lost to Nate Posner (C), 6-7, 7-5, (4-10)
3. Josef Zacek (D) def. Sam Meares (C), 6-2, 6-2
1. Brandon Jackson/Walker Boyle (D) def. Davidson/Hayden (C), 6-0, 6-3
2. Riley Windsor/Jordan Ashton (D) def. Henthorn/Grim (C), 6-3, 6-4
1. Eli Arnold won 8-7 (7)
2. Mason Wrisley won 8-4
3. Colin McCrady lost 2-8
4. Owen Vest won 8-3
5. Caleb Hewitt lost 5-8
1. Sam Arnold/Dalton Royal won 8-5
2. Kaiden Baty/Riley Bratton won 8-3
3. Preston Shanayda/Aidan Landis lost 6-8
4. Ross Meacham/Isaac Anderson lost 6-8
5. Landon Freiburger/Logan Anderson won 8-3
6. Brad Shue/Jake Bilby won 8-7 (4)
7. Cooper Roach/Will Kile lost 7-8 (5)
8. Corbin Windsor/Luke Zacek won 8-2
9. Heath Sprague/Hanson Heintzelman won 8-6