After narrowly losing to 8th-ranked Terre Haute South last week, the Delta boys’ varsity tennis team outplayed 13th-ranked Fort Wayne Carroll on Tuesday night. The Eagles won 4-1 at the neutral Norwell High School site.
Delta, ranked 19th, improved to 10-3 with the win. The Eagles will host Pendleton Heights at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Senior Night contest.
Against Carroll, the Eagles won at No. 2 singles, No. 3 singles and both doubles positions by a combined score of 48 games won and just 14 games lost.
First off the court was No. 3 singles sophomore Tanner Southerland, who cruised 6-0, 6-1. Next off was the No. 1 doubles team of senior Joel Ashman and sophomore Brandon Jackson, who also were dominant in a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
Moments later, Delta extended the advantage to 4-0 as No. 2 singles player, senior Ben Bamidele, won 6-3, 6-4 and the No. 2 doubles team, junior Mason Knight and sophomore Michael Curtis, won 6-0, 6-4.
Fort Wayne Carroll’s lone point came at No. 1 singles, where Luke Stoffel defeated senior Tannon Dishman 6-4, 6-3.
The JV team won 5-3 as the Eagles swept the top five positions. The teams agreed to play all doubles to ensure getting the match completed before dark.
Winning for the JV were Cade Brown/Jaigen Glaze; Ben Slavin/Walker Boyle; Daniel Vencel/Riley Windsor; Josef Zacek/Devin McKinley; and Sam Arnold/Eli Arnold.
1. Tannon Dishman lost 4-6, 3-6 (record is now 12-4)
2. Ben Bamidele won 6-3, 6-4 (record is now 11-5)
3. Tanner Southerland won 6-0, 6-1 (record is now 10-4)
1. Joel Ashman / Brandon Jackson won 6-2, 6-0 (Ashman is 14-2; Jackson is 13-3)
2. Michael Curtis / Mason Knight won 6-0, 6-4 (Curtis is 13-3; Knight is 12-3)
1. Cade Brown / Jaigen Glaze won 8-6 (Brown is 10-2; Glaze is 12-2)
2. Ben Slavin / Walker Boyle won 8-1 (Slavin is 14-3; Boyle is 14-3)
3. Daniel Vencel / Riley Windsor won 8-6 (Vencel is 11-2; Windsor is 14-2)
4. Josef Zacek / Devin McKinley won 6-3 (Zacek is 14-3; McKinley is 12-4)
5. Sam Arnold / Eli Arnold won 8-4 (Sam is 9-7; Eli is 6-7)
6. Adam Altobella / Aidan Landis lost 4-8
7. Kaiden Baty / Brad Shue lost 0-8
8. Jordan Ashton / Walker Boyle lost 1-6