The first home match of the 2013 season also brought the first victory for the Charger women's tennis team Friday afternoon.
Thanks to impressive wins in singles and doubles by sisters Morgan and Sydney Delp, Hillsdale defeated Ohio Dominican University 5-4 in a match played inside the Margot V. Biermann Center. Hillsdale is now 1-4 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 2-4.
This was the first fall season varsity tennis match ever played inside the Biermann Center.
The Delp sisters began the day with a decisive 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles in a match that was over with in 45 minutes. Their game was highlighted by a series of short power hits the Panthers were unable to return that got the big crowd cheering for the home team repeatedly. As a duo, the Delp sisters are now 4-1 on the season.
Both Morgan and Sydney continued their good play in singles flights. Morgan earned a three-set win over ODU's Anita Girizd, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, at No. 1 singles. Sydney had to sweat out a 7-6 (6) victory in her first set at No. 2 singles, then had an easier time, winning 6-3 in the second set to sew up the win.
Hillsdale's other two wins came via default, since the Panthers had just five players on the trip.
The Chargers are back home at 1 p.m. Saturday to face Ashland University. Complete results from the match are found below.
Photo by Lyndsay LaCourse
Hillsdale College 5, Ohio Dominican University 4
Sep 20, 2013 at Hillsdale, Mich. (Biermann Center)
|1. Morgan Delp (HC) def. Anita Girizd (ODU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1|
|2. Sydney Delp (HC) def. Ana Pico (ODU) 7-6 (6-0), 6-3|
|3. Regina Camberos (ODU) def. Dana Grace Buck (HC) 6-1, 6-4|
|4. Alejandra Gonzalez (ODU) def. Lindsay Peirce (HC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Paula Gonzalez (ODU) def. Jada Bissett (HC) 6-4, 6-0|
|6. Rachel Blaauw (HC) def. No player (ODU) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Morgan Delp/Sydney Delp (HC) def. Ana Pico/Anita Girizd (ODU) 8-2|
|2. Alejandra Gonzalez/Regina Camberos (ODU) def. Dana Grace Buck/Rachel Blaauw (HC) 8-4|
|3. Lindsay Peirce/Jada Bissett (HC) def. No player/No player (ODU) 8-0|
|Ohio Dominican University 2-4|
|Hillsdale College 1-4|