In a battle of two of District 4’s top teams, the Eagles handled Marion 4-1 on Wednesday evening at the DHS courts.
Annually, Delta and Marion are the top contenders for the regional championship. Most years Delta has maintained a small advantage in depth, and that was the case again in this match.
The Eagles swept doubles, with Maggie Hunt/Janet Wegener winning 6-1, 6-0 and Madelyn Haley/Iva Witter prevailing 6-2, 6-2.
In singles, sophomore Gabby Knight handed Marion sophomore Graciella Solis her first loss of the season. The score was 6-1, 6-3.
At No. 3 singles, freshman Brylee Beckley defeated Marion senior Marley White, 6-4, 6-3.
Marion picked up its lone point at No. 1 singles. In a matchup of two seniors, Marion’s Jaden Sebastian downed Gwendolyn Clark 6-1, 6-1.
Delta won the JV match 9-0 with no trouble.
The 22nd-ranked Eagles are now 9-4 and will play at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Yorktown in the rescheduled SmashCancer match.
- Gwen Clark lost to Sebastian, 1-6, 1-6
- Gabby Knight def. Solis, 6-1, 6-3
- Brylee Beckley def. White, 6-4, 6-3
- Janet Wegener/Maggie Hunt def. Riggs/Leach, 6-1, 6-0
- Iva Witter/Madelyn Haley def. Marroni/Fisher 6-2, 6-2
- Kelsey Vest won 6-1
- Katie Alexander won 6-0
- Caitlyn Kirby won 6-1
- Maddy Cooper won 6-1
- Lani Anderson won 2-0
- Eden Richey/Olivia Miller won 6-0
- Rylen Jones/Emily Hayes won 6-0
- Anna Cardemon/Hannah McDowell won 6-0
- Emily Woodson/Autumn Subler won 6-2