For the 12th time in 16 matches this spring, the Delta girls’ tennis team shut out its opponent. The latest victim was Shelbyville on Saturday morning as Delta gained a 5-0 victory in the match played at Mt. Vernon courts.
Delta finished the regular season with a 13-3 record. The 12th-ranked Eagles have lost only to teams ranked in the state Top 10 (Center Grove, Hamilton Southeastern and South Bend St. Joseph).
The Eagles clinched another Hoosier Heritage Conference championship with a perfect 7-0 record. The girls shut out every league opponent.
On Saturday, Shelbyville (which entered with a 3-3 conference record) managed to win only five games total in the five varsity matches.
Ellie Snider, Emma Snider and Tynan Dishman won singles matches. Grace Belangee, Lexie Manor, Mayzie Hinkle and Maggie Manor won doubles matches.
The JV team finished its season with a 10-4 victory. The Eagles ended the spring with a 9-3-1 record at the JV level.
Next up for the varsity will be the Delta Sectional, which will be Wednesday, May 16 through Friday, May 18. The other teams in the sectional are Yorktown, Muncie Burris and Muncie Central. The draw will be conducted by the IHSAA at 7 p.m. Monday.
Complete results and records:
1. Ellie Snider won 6-0, 6-0 (Ellie is now 14-5)
2. Emma Snider won 6-1, 6-0 (Emma is now 16-3)
3. Tynan Dishman won 6-0, 6-1 (Tynan is now 15-4)
1. Grace Belangee and Lexie Manor won 6-2, 6-0 (Grace and Lexie are 16-3)
2. Mayzie Hinkle and Maggie Manor won 6-0, 6-1 (DHS is 16-3 at this position, with Hinkle 10-3, Manor 11-1 and Kortney Helm 10-3)
1. Keirsten Bankson lost 7-8 (Keirsten is 8-7)
2. Abby Bamidele won 8-3 (Abby is 11-5)
3. Corinne Jones won 8-0 (Corinne is 9-5)
4. Liv Bradburn lost 5-7 (Liv is 7-5)
5. Camille Lykins lost 2-8 (Camille is 7-4)
1. Lauren Milligan / Kortney Helm won 8-0 (Lauren is 9-3)
2. Sara Cardemon / Ryley Bilbrey won 8-3 (Sara is 11-4; Ryley is 11-3)
3. Mary Groover / Dani Polk won 8-0 (Mary is 12-4; Dani is 9-1)
4. Lexi Bailey / Lily Brannon won 8-1 (Lexi is 10-4; Lily is 10-3)
5. Cecilia Parana / Jess Snodgrass won 8-2 (Cecilia is 4-5; Jess is 4-5)
6. Carly Ratliff / Bailey Brown-Pugsley lost 1-6 (Carly is 5-4; Bailey is 0-7)
7. Kenzie Reed / Madalin Davis won 6-5 (5) (Kenzie is 6-1; Madalin is 5-3)
8. Grace Foust / Helena Heintzelman won 8-4 (Grace is 4-4; Helena is 1-6)
9. Jacy Bradley / Laura Fowler won 6-2 (Jacy is 4-4; Laura is 2-5)