Delta High School Tennis


Yorktown (Delta Sectional semifinal)

October 1st, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.

Win 5 - 0

Delta began pursuit of its 28th straight sectional title with a 5-0 shutout victory over Yorktown on Thursday evening in windy, cool conditions at the DHS courts.

The 28th-ranked Eagles moved to 18-5 overall and will face Muncie Burris for the championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Delta yielded only 17 games to the Tigers in the semifinal match.

Senior Tanner Southerland won 6-0, 6-2 over Yorktown senior Mason Minniear at No. 1 singles. Southerland continues to put together a strong senior year as he is now 18-5 for the season after going 15-11 at No. 1 singles a year ago.

Senior Josef Zacek also played a strong match, winning 6-2, 6-2 over John Hicks at No. 2 singles.  Zacek is 11-10 this fall.

At No. 3 singles, junior Adam Altobella cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Anton Isaacs.  Altobella improved his record to 16-6.

Senior Brandon Jackson and junior Walker Boyle were tested in the first set by Yorktown sophomores Ethan Darby and Raphael Sabijon before rattling off seven games in a row to win 6-4, 6-0.  Jackson is 21-2 while Boyle is 12-1 this fall after missing several matches in quarantine.

The victory was No. 72 of Jackson’s career, which ties him with his uncle, Daniel Jackson, a doubles standout from 1998 to 2001.

At No. 2 doubles, seniors Riley Windsor and Jordan Ashton won 6-2, 6-3 to complete the sweep.  They are now 16-5 for the season.

Delta has won every sectional championship from 1993 through 2019.  In 23 of those 27 seasons, the Eagles also have won the regional championship.

Location DHS
Season Fall 2020