The Fall season came to an end with a tough 5-4 loss to Walsh for the Hillsdale College women's tennis team.
Hillsdale finished in sixth place in the GLIAC Tournament with the loss.
Sisters Morgan Delp and Sydney Delp polished off a perfect conference tournament with an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles. They finished the fall season with an incredible 15-2 record, winning 14 of their last 15 matches.
One of the most gratifying wins was earned by freshman Dana Grace Buck, who won a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) decision at No. 3 singles. Buck is one of the team's most promising players, and picking up this win to conclude her Fall season has to make coach Nikki Walbright happy.
Buck earlier teamed up with Rachel Blaauw for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles. Blaauw recorded two postseason victories for the first time in her career.
Fellow freshman Sarah Krinzman also wrapped up her Fall season with an impressive win, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 6 singles.
|1. Sofya Logunova (WALSHWOM) def. Morgan Delp (HC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Daria Bondareva (WALSHWOM) def. Sydney Delp (HC) 6-2, 6-1|
|3. Dana Grace Buck (HC) def. Anastasiya Dasik (WALSHWOM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)|
|4. Alona Skobkina (WALSHWOM) def. Lindsay Peirce (HC) 6-3, 6-2|
|5. Alisha Angle (WALSHWOM) def. Jada Bissett (HC) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Sarah Krizman (HC) def. Arina Kravitz (WALSHWOM) 6-0, 6-3|
|1. Morgan Delp/Sydney Delp (HC) def. Sofya Logunova/Alona Skobkina (WALSHWOM) 8-4|
|2. Alisha Angle/Daria Bondareva (WALSHWOM) def. Lindsay Peirce/Jada Bissett (HC) 8-4|
|3. Dana Grace Buck/Rachel Blaauw (HC) def. Anastasiya Dasik/Arina Kravitz (WALSHWOM) 8-6|
|Hillsdale College 9-8, 8-6|
|Walsh University 14-5, 10-4|
|2013 GLIAC Women's Tennis Championship Fifth-Place Match|
|Walsh is the #5 seed, HC is the #6 seed|
For the second year in a row, the Charger women's tennis team pulled out a big win in the second round of the GLIAC Tournament.
Hillsdale, the No. 6 seed, earned a 5-3 win over No. 7 seed Ashland University in the tournament's second round, being held at the Midland Community Tennis Center. Hillsdale will play for fifth place against Walsh Sunday in Midland.
The No. 1 doubles team of Morgan Delp and Sydney Delp won for the second time in two tries at the postseason tournament, this time blowing out the Eagles to the tune of 8-0. Both players won their respective singles matches, Morgan by a 6-3, 6-1 count and Sydney in a 6-2, 6-0 decision.
Sophomore Lindsay Peirce (pictured) rallied from a first-set loss to post a 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles. Sophomore Rachel Blaauw won her first career postseason match, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.
The win also clinches a winning Fall season for the Chargers, who are 9-7 overall.
|1. Morgan Delp (HC) def. Pyper Brown (AU) 6-3, 6-1|
|2. Sydney Delp (HC) def. Andrea Ruiz (AU) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Daniela Alves (AU) def. Dana Grace Buck (HC) 6-1, 6-4|
|4. Lindsay Peirce (HC) def. Meghann Fitzpatrick (AU) 5-7, 6-0, 6-1|
|5. Jada Bissett (HC) vs. Kendal Stephens (AU) unfinished|
|6. Rachel Blaauw (HC) def. Sally Trout (AU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4|
|1. Morgan Delp/Sydney Delp (HC) def. Andrea Ruiz/Daniela Alves (AU) 8-0|
|2. Pyper Brown/Meghann Fitzpatrick (AU) def. Lindsay Peirce/Jada Bissett (HC) 8-4|
|3. Kendal Stephens/Sally Trout (AU) def. Dana Grace Buck/Rachel Blaauw (HC) 8-6|
|Ashland University 7-9, 7-7|
|Hillsdale College 9-7, 8-6|
|2013 GLIAC Women's Tennis Tournament Consolation Match|
|HC is the #6 seed, AU is the #7 seed|
The first round of the 2013 GLIAC Women's Tennis Tournament took place Friday night at the Midland Community Tennis Center, and the Chargers absorbed a 5-1 loss to the No. 3 seed, Tiffin University.
Hillsdale will now face Ashland in Saturday's second round. A total of just six matches were played, because Tiffin clinched the win as a result of its victory at No. 3 singles. Hillsdale is now 8-7 on the season.
The lone winners for the Chargers were the No. 1 doubles combo of Morgan and Sydney Delp, who won a tightly played 9-7 decision over Tiffin. The Delp sisters have now won seven straight matches in their flight.
|1. Malaika Messi (TUW) def. Morgan Delp (HC) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Caroline Nelhage (TUW) def. Sydney Delp (HC) 6-2, 6-2|
|3. Valentina Mazzola (TUW) def. Dana Grace Buck (HC) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Chelsea Beck (TUW) vs. Lindsay Peirce (HC) unfinished|
|5. Rachelmary Brozovich (TUW) vs. Jada Bissett (HC) unfinished|
|6. Abigail Schuster (TUW) vs. Sarah Krizman (HC) unfinished|
|1. Morgan Delp/Sydney Delp (HC) def. Malaika Messi/Valentina Mazzola (TUW) 9-7|
|2. Caroline Nelhage/Chelsea Beck (TUW) def. Lindsay Peirce/Jada Bissett (HC) 8-3|
|3. Rachelmary Brozovich/Abigail Schuster (TUW) def. Dana Grace Buck/Rachel Blaauw (HC) 8-4|
|Hillsdale College 8-7, 8-6|
|Tiffin University 16-2, 12-2|
|2013 GLIAC Women's Tennis Tournament|
|Tiffin is the #3 seed, Hillsdale is the #6 seed|