DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Delaware wrapped up its spring break trip to Florida Friday afternoon by cruising to the 7-0 win against Bethune-Cookman at the City Island Tennis Center.
 
The Blue Hens (8-5) opened the day by sweeping the team doubles point.
 
Sophomore Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) and junior Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) led off with the 6-4 top-flight victory over Rehaaana Butt and Matea Roki. 
 
Senior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) and junior Sarah Hall (West Orange, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) followed with a 7-5 win against Karen Romero and Alejandra Vidal in the second spot.
 
Freshman Sarah Whited (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox) kicked off singles action by defeating Phatsimo Ruele, 6-1, 6-1 in the fifth flight while junior Annie Jaskulski (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) put UD ahead, 3-0, with the 6-1, 6-2 victory over Romero.
 
Pilkington clinched the match in top-flight singles by topping Roki, 6-4, 6-2.
 
Komer garnered her sixth straight win on the year in No. 2 singles with the 3-6, 6-1, ret. decision versus Butt while Studnicki defeated Vidal, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.
 
Delaware also won by default in No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
 
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head coach Laura Travis
“Outstanding match play today to follow up yesterday’s efforts. Everyone’s games are coming together. Training and competing in the heat and wind has been beneficial for our mental and physical fitness.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Thursday, April 5 – Delaware at Hofstra * – 3 p.m. – Hofstra Tennis Courts (Hempstead, N.Y.)
   ·   Sunday, April 8 – Drexel at Delaware * [SENIOR DAY] – 2 p.m. – Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Wednesday, April 11 – Delaware at Towson – 3 p.m. – Towson, Md.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182