WILMINGTON, Del. – The Blue Hens returned to the win column Sunday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Chestnut Hill at DuPont Country Club.
 
Delaware (3-2) cruised to the team doubles point by sweeping the Griffins (2-1), who were ranked No. 5 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division II East Regional Rankings, with all three matches ending in a 6-3 score.
 
In singles play, freshman Justice Jones garnered the first win of the afternoon with a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Pedro Regalin in the fifth flight.
 
Classmate Guilherme Valdoleiros followed with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Adam Gavin for his fourth No. 4 singles win of the season.
 
Senior Colin Wong clinched the team triumph by topping Antonie Gautier in the second spot, 7-5, 6-2 while junior Blaise Casselbury picked up the 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 decision versus Lucas Bocaletto in the third spot.
 
Freshman Curran Verma wrapped the day with a hard fought, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 top flight victory over Felix Andre.
 
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Pablo Montana
“This was a good win over a tough regional opponent. We came out strong in doubles and set the tone early winning all three matches. In singles play, they gave us a good battle, but we were able to outlast them throughout the day.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Saturday, February 17 – Delaware at Swarthmore – 9:30 a.m. – Michael Mullan Tennis Center (Swarthmore, Pa.)
   ·  Saturday, February 17 – Delaware vs. Muhlenberg – 1 p.m. – Michael Mullan Tennis Center (Swarthmore, Pa.)
   ·  Sunday, February 18 – Yeshiva at Delaware – Noon – Elkton Indoor Tennis (Elkton, Md.)
 
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