Highlighted by a strong victory at No. 1 singles, the Eagles swept past Kokomo 5-0 in the final round of the Kokomo Invitational.
Senior Tanner Southerland rallied from an 0-2 first-set deficit to storm past Kokomo senior Jon Callane 6-3, 6-3. The two players have met a few times in high school matches and tournaments over the past four years, and this was the most lopsided the match has ever been.
Senior Josef Zacek and junior Adam Altobella wach won third-set tiebreakers.
The doubles teams of Brandon Jackson/Dalton Royal and Jordan Ashton/Riley Windsor controlled their matches, winning 24 games and dropping just seven.
The JV beat Kokomo 6-1 to claim the JV championship. Eli Arnold rallied for a third-set TB victory at No. 1 singles. Owen Vest and Ross Meacham also won singles matches. Sam Arnold and Aidan Landis won at No. 1 doubles in dramatic fashion, winning 3-4, 4-3, (12-10). Riley Bratton/Colin McCrady and Logan Anderson/Preston Shanayda also won in doubles.
Overall, for the entire Kokomo Invitational, here were the player records for the day:
Tanner Southerland 2-1
Josef Zacek 2-1
Adam Altobella 3-0
Brandon Jackson/Dalton Royal 3-0
Jordan Ashton/Riley Windsor 3-0
Eli Arnold 2-1
Owen Vest 2-1
Mason Wrisley 1-1
Colin McCrady 4-0
Sam Arnold 1-2
Kaiden Baty 1-2
Aidan Landis 2-1
Riley Bratton 3-0
Landon Freiburger 3-0
Logan Anderson 2-0
Isaac Anderson 2-1
Preston Shanayda 3-0
Cooper Roach 2-1
Ross Meacham 2-1
Brad Shue 2-1
Jake Bilby 1-2
Caleb Hewitt 3-0
Corbin Windsor 2-1
Will Kile 2-1
Heath Sprague 3-0
Luke Zacek 0-2
Hanson Heintzelman 0-3
Delta’s varsity now stands 10-4 while the JV team is 10-1. The Eagles will host Yorktown at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match.
Tanner Southerland (D) def. Callane (K), 6-3, 6-3
Josef Zacek (D) def. Duncan (K), 6-1, 1-6, (10-3)
Adam Altobella (D) def. Lauderbaugh (K), 7-6, 1-6, (13-11)
Brandon Jackson/Dalton Royal (D) def. Swain/Sanchez (K), 6-2, 6-1
Jordan Ashton/Riley Windsor (D) def. Hansen/Walker (K), 6-2, 6-2
Eli Arnold won 1-4, 4-2, (10-7)
Owen Vest won 4-1, 4-0
Mason Wrisley lost 4-1, 3-4, (7-10)
Ross Meacham won 4-2, 4-1
Sam Arnold/Aidan Landis won 3-4, 4-3, (12-10)
Riley Bratton/Colin McCrady won 4-3, 4-1
Logan Anderson/Preston Shanayda won 4-0, 4-1