Complete Results

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Blue Hens notched their third straight win of the season in come from behind fashion with Thursday’s 4-3 victory over Temple at the Hamlin Tennis Courts.

Delaware, which returned to the court after an 11-day hiatus, captured the team doubles point by picking up wins in the first and second flights after the Owls (8-7) collected the win in the third flight.

Graduate student Denny LaMachia (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and junior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) tallied their third consecutive victory on the year with the 6-3 top flight decision over Yana Kohn and Monet Stuckey-Willis.

Sophomores Sarah Hall (West Orange, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) and Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) moved to 5-0 this season and clinched the team point with a hard-fought 7-6 (6) win against Anais Nussaume and Alina Abdurakhimova.

The Hens (5-4) fell behind early in singles play as Temple jumped out to the 3-1 advantage before Delaware rallied back.

Studnicki collected her third straight singles win by defeating Nussaume, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 in No. 5 singles before Komer impoved to 9-0 in dual action with the 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision versus Stuckey-Willis.

For the second straight match, Annie Jaskulski (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) clinched the victory for the Blue Hens as the sophomore logged the 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win against Kohn in No. 3 singles.

POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Laura Travis
“This was another breakthrough performance that shows what we are capable of.  I’m incredibly proud of this group for their resilience and how they fought back.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · The Blue Hens have six players who have reached at least 10 singles wins on the year.
     · Delaware is 34-20 (.630) in dual match singles play and 36-28 (.563) in overall doubles action.
     · The Hens dedicated Thursday’s match to alumna Sue Nidzgorski (1978-81) and ovarian cancer awareness.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     · Sunday, March 19 – Villanova at Delaware – 3 p.m. – DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, Del.)
     · Friday, March 24 – Delaware at Richmond – 2:30 p.m. – UR Tennis Complex (Richmond, Va.)
     · Sunday, March 26 – Delaware at UNCW * – 1 p.m. – UNCW Courts (Wilmington, N.C.)

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