The Royals finished in 2nd place at the Delta Invitational, going 2-1 on the day. They lost a heartbreaker to Fishers in the final match of the day.
In the first match of the day, the Royals defeated Muncie Burris 5-0. All matches were won in straight sets, and the Royals only lost 1 total game, which is impressive. It was a good start to the day!
In the second round, the Royals faced off against #9 Delta. It was a good match against two strong teams. Fortunately, we were able to start off strong and win the first 3 matches that were on to clinch the match, which alleviated some stress. Tea Vrkic played a great math and won at #1 singles 6-1, 6-2, Emma Bieberich won 6-1, 6-0 against a solid opponent at #3 singles, and the #1 doubles team of Emily Orme and Misha Bukkasagaram won an epic match at #1 doubles, winning 10-8 in a 3rd-set super tiebreaker against a previously undefeated Delta doubles team. It was good to get those 3 matches under our belts. Taylor Wolf then went on to win 6-3, 6-1 at #2 singles, playing an excellent match. For the last match, our #2 doubles team of Kaylee Etheredge and Meghan Slaninka lost a heartbreaker. After we won the first set 6-1, the Eagles struck back, taking the second set 7-5. In the 3rd-set super tiebreaker, it was close the whole way, but the Eagles ended up taking it 10-8. This was Kaylee & Meghan’s first loss of the season.
In the final match of the day, the Royals went up against the Fishers Tigers in a rematch of Tuesday night’s Mudsock match. The Royals struck first with a quick win at #1 doubles as Misha & Emily won 6-0, 6-1. The Tigers responded with a win at #1 singles, winning 6-2, 6-1. Tea played well again, but her opponent was just too tough. At #3 singles, Emma Bieberich had a slow start and was down 5-6 in the first set, but she was able to regroup and force a tiebreaker, and she won the breaker 7-2. She then took the momentum and ran with it, winning the 2nd set 6-0. At #2 singles, Taylor Wolf played well and fought hard, but she lost 6-3, 6-1 to a very strong opponent. With the match tied at 2-2, all eyes were on the deciding #2 doubles match. Meghan and Kaylee took the first set 6-2 and were playing well, but the Tigers responded and adjusted their strategy, and they ended up taking the second set 6-4. In the super tiebreaker, The Royals got down 0-5 to start. They fought back, but they ended up falling short, losing the breaker 5-10. So the Tigers got us 3-2. Overall, it was a disappointing result as our goal was bring home the trophy, but we had a good day of tennis, and we will learn from this loss. We had a good win against a solid top-10 opponent in Delta and won 11 out of 15 individual matches. The Royals are now 10-1 on the year and will be back in action on Monday as we host Brownsburg for our final HCC dual match of the season.
Round 1: HSE def. Muncie Burrs, 5-0
Round 2: HSE def. Delta, 4-1
Round 3: Fishers def. HSE, 3-2
Individual Match Results:
Round 1 vs. Muncie Burris
1 Singles: Tea Vrkic (12) (HSE) def. Paige Powers (11) (Muncie), 6-0, 6-1
2 Singles: Taylor Wolf (9) (HSE) def. Shivali Singireddy (12) (Muncie), 6-0, 6-0
3 Singles: Emma Bieberich (10) (HSE) def. Emma Leedy (12) (Muncie), 6-0, 6-0
1 Doubles: Misha Bukkasagaram (11) & Emily Orme (11) (HSE) def. Autumn Reynolds (11) & Trenade Johnson (12) (Muncie), 6-0, 6-0
2 Doubles: Meghan Slaninka (11) & Kaylee Etheredge (11) (HSE) def. Sam Lopez (11) & Madison Heckman (11) (Muncie), 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: (3S, 1D, *1S, 2S, 2D)
Round 2 vs. #9 Delta
1 Singles: Tea Vrkic (12) (HSE) def. Gwen Clark (11) (Delta), 6-1, 6-2
2 Singles: Taylor Wolf (9) (HSE) def. Maggie Hunt (11) (Delta), 6-3, 6-1
3 Singles: Emma Bieberich (10) (HSE) def. Gabby Knight (9) (Delta), 6-1, 6-0
1 Doubles: Misha Bukkasagaram (11) & Emily Orme (11) (HSE) def. Tynan Dishman (12) & Maggi Manor (12), 6-2, 5-7, (10-8)
2 Doubles: Janet Wegener (10) & Abby Bamidele (12) (Delta) def. Meghan Slaninka (11) & Kaylee Etheredge (11) (HSE), 6-1, 5-7, (8-10)
Order of Finish: (3S, 1S, *1D, 2S, 2D)
1 Singles: Lucy Loy (12) (FHS) def. Tea Vrkic (12) (HSE), 2-6, 1-6
2 Singles: Isabella Mokra (10) (FHS) def. Taylor Wolf (HSE), 3-6, 1-6
3 Singles: Emma Bieberich (10) (HSE) def. Caroline Ober (9) (FHS), 7-6 (2), 6-0
1 Doubles: Misha Bukkasagaram (11) & Emily Orme (11) (HSE) def. Addy Kolb (12) & Kirah Fuller (11) (FHS), 6-0, 6-2
2 Doubles: Meredith Ober (9) & Maddie Barron (9) def. Meghan Slaninka (11) & Kaylee Etheredge (11) (HSE), 6-2, 4-6, (5-10)
Order of Finish: ( 1D, 1S, 3S, 2S, *2D)