RICHMOND, Va. – The Blue Hens returned to the win column Friday with their 4-3 victory over Richmond at the Country Club of Virginia.
 
In doubles play, sophomore Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) and junior Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) collected their seventh straight triumph by topping Emily Dunbar and Gaby Rosales, 6-2, in top flight play.
 
Junior Draga Sabotic (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) and senior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) clinched the team point with their 6-3 No. 3 doubles victory over Lea Owens and Lyndell Giffenig.
 
Komer gave the Hens (4-4) the 2-0 lead with her 6-3, 6-0 decision versus Dessi Zlateva in No. 2 singles before the Spiders (1-7) countered in the fourth spot.
 
Pilkington garnered her sixth consecutive win in No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Dunbar.
 
Sudnicki claimed the match for Delaware in No. 3 singles by pulling out the 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) triumph against Owens.
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head coach Laura Travis
“I’m incredibly proud of the way we competed today. From start to finish, everyone left everything they had on the courts and that translated into a team win.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Friday, March 16 – Temple at Delaware – 8 p.m. – Elkton Indoor Tennis (Elkton, Md.)
   ·   Sunday, March 18 – Delaware at James Madison * – 10 a.m. – East Campus Tennis Courts (Harrisonburg, Va.)
   ·   Tuesday, March 20 – CSUN at Delaware – 2 p.m. – Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts (Newark, Del.)
 
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