Delta High School Tennis


Mt. Vernon

April 19th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Win 4 - 1

The top two teams in District 4 — Delta and Mt. Vernon — met Wednesday evening in a crucial Hoosier Heritage Conference match, and Delta came away with a 4-1 road victory.

Both teams feature young varsity rosters.  Delta played two seniors, one junior, two sophomores and two freshmen.  Mt. Vernon played four juniors and three sophomores.

22nd-ranked Delta (4-2) dominated at No. 2 singles, No. 3 singles, and No. 2 doubles, winning those three spots by a combined score of 36 games to 7 games.  The Eagles also rallied for a three-set win at No. 1 doubles.

The victory was the 82nd consecutive HHC win over the past 12 years for Delta in girls’ tennis.

Mt. Vernon entered with a strong resume, having lost a tight 2-3 decision to 10th-ranked Center Grove.

However, sophomore Brylee Beckley cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles in her best match of the season.  Senior Iva Witter steamrolled her opponent 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and was in charge from start to finish.

The Eagles juggled their doubles positions with senior Janet Wegener teaming with freshman Rowan Hinds for the first time and winning 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.  It was the 50th career varsity victory for Wegener in just over two seasons of play.

Sophomore Kelsey Vest and freshman Katie Manor picked up a solid win at No. 2 doubles, 6-3, 6-1.

Mt. Vernon collected its only point at No. 1 singles, where returning All-State player Kylie Brandes won 6-1, 6-0 over Gabby Knight.

The JV team lost 12-6 to Mt. Vernon.  Three of the Eagles’ victories came in singles, as Caitlyn Kirby, Olivia Marshall and Stella Sieber gained victories.  Winners in doubles were Grace Flowers/Sam Diaz, Carmen Maxwell/Audrey Anderson, and Elizabeth Davis/Madison Sanchez.

Next up for the Eagles will be a home match vs Alexandria on Thursday on Teacher Appreciation Day.  The ceremony to honor teachers will start at 4 p.m. in the shelter and will feature guest speaker Kristin Crider, former valedictorian and tennis standout at Delta who is now a dentist in Muncie.

Complete results

Varsity Singles

1. Gabby Knight lost  to Brandes 1-6, 0-6
2. Brylee Beckley def. Lusby 6-1, 6-1
3. Iva Witter def. Downs 6-0, 6-1
Varsity Doubles
1. Janet Wegener/Rowan Hinds def. Lugo/Joubert 0-6, 6-2, 6-1
2. Kelsey Vest/Katie Manor def. Maxwell/Lockwood 6-3, 6-1
JV Singles
1. Elizabeth Bamidele lost 5-8
2. Caitlyn Kirby won 8-3
3. Olivia Marshall won 8-4
4. Stella Sieber won 8-0
5. Autumn Subler lost 2-8
6. Mackemzie Lipps lost 3-8
JV Doubles
1. Rylen Jones/Emily Hayes lost 6-8
2. Marley Dowling/Anna Marcum lost 3-8
3. Grace Flowers/Carmen Maxwell lost 7-8 (3)
4. Ella Marcum / Maddy Coooer lost 0-8
5. Audrey Anderson / Emily Woodson lost 0-3 retired injury
6. Carmen Maxwell / Audrey Anderson won 8-6
7. Tru Swoboda / Avery Barnes lost 2-8
8. Sammi Raleigh/Ashlynn Sparks lost 5-8
9. Grace Flowers / Sam Diaz won 8-3
10. Elizabeth Davis/Madison Sanchez won 8-2
11. Ava McCully/Azri Richey lost 4-6
12. Jocelyn Moody/Noelle Longsworth lost 0-8
Location Mt. Vernon HS
Season Spring 2023