Bethpage, N.Y. – The Blue Hens women’s tennis team returned to Colonial Athletic Association play Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Hofstra at Sportime Tennis Center.
 
For the second straight match, Delaware (9-5, 1-1 CAA) collected all three doubles wins to tally the team point.
 
Sophomore Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) led off singles action with her fourth straight top-flight victory by defeating Michal Kaplan, 6-2, 6-1.
 
Junior Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) followed with her team-best seventh consecutive win with the 6-1, 6-0 No. 2 singles decision over Jasmine King.
 
In the fifth spot, junior Sarah Hall (West Orange, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) topped Meheq Khokhar, 7-5, 6-3, while freshman Sarah Whited (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox) clinched the win in the sixth slot.  Whited earned the 15th win of her rookie campaign with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 victory against Ronia Dolabany.
 
Junior Annie Jaskulski (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) wrapped the day with a No. 4 singles win versus Sarah Herndon.
 
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head coach Laura Travis
“As a team, we are continuing to gain momentum. We executed well from start to finish and are looking forward to our next two conference matches.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   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.
   ·   Sunday, April 15 – Mount St. Mary’s at Delaware – 2 p.m. – Delaware Field House Outdoor Courts (Newark, Del.)
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  Maggie Hayon, Assistant Athletics Communications Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182