Two good teams — 24th-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral and 26th-ranked Delta — battled closely on several courts Thursday night with the Irish pulling away for a 4-1 victory.
This was Cathedral’s first visit to Delta for a boys’ dual match. Between the two teams more than 50 players competed on a beautiful late-summer evening.
The Eagles (3-1) picked up a point at No. 1 doubles, where senior Brandon Jackson and junior Walker Boyle won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, to stay unbeaten for the season.
Two other matches went three sets. Senior Tanner Southerland dropped a tight three-setter at No. 1 singles and seniors Jordan Ashton/Josef Zacek fell in three sets at No. 2 doubles.
The JV team dropped an 8-6 decision. However, junior Eli Arnold and junior Colin McCrady were winners in singles. Both are unbeaten for the season.
In doubles, the winners for Delta were the teams of sophomore OwenVest/freshman Dalton Royal; junior Ross Meacham/freshman Preston Shanayda; juniors Landon Freiburger/Logan Anderson; and junior Cooper Roach/freshman Will Kile.
Delta is now 3-1 at both the varsity and JV levels. The Eagles will play two matches Saturday, traveling first to Mt. Vernon courts for a match against conference opponent Shelbyville at 9 a.m. and then heading north to Culver Academies for a 3 p.m. match.
1. Tanner Southerland (D) lost to Levi Wojtalik (C), 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
2. Adam Altobella (D) lost to Isaac Michael (C), 3-6, 2-6
3. Riley Windsor (D) lost to Andrew Davey (C), 2-6, 4-6
1. Brandon Jackson/Walker Boyle (D) def. Pohl/Black (C), 6-3, 7-5
2. Josef Zacek/Jordan Ashton (D) lost to Carroll/Van Rooy (C), 6-1, 2-6, 0-6
1. Eli Arnold won 8-2
2. Mason Wrisley lost 6-8
3. Colin McCrady won 8-4
4. Corbin Windsor lost 2-8
1. Sam Arnold/Riley Bratton lost 5-8
2. Kaiden Baty/Aidan Landis lost 5-8
3. Dalton Royal/Owen Vest won 8-2
4. Ross Meacham/Preston Shanayda won 8-5
5. Landon Freiburger/Logan Anderson won 8-6
6. Brad Shue/Jake Bilby lost 3-8
7. Caleb Hewitt/Isaac Anderson lost 2-8
8. Cooper Roach/Will Kile won 8-4
9. Eli Stephenson/Heath Sprague lost 0-6
10. Hanson Heintzelman/Luke Zacek lost 0-6