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Sophomore Sarah Hall
Courtesy: Mark Campbell

Blue Hens Close Regular Season With 6-1 Victory Over Saint Joseph’s

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 04/13/2017
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Delaware closed out regular season action Thursday afternoon by winning its fourth straight match with the 6-1 victory against Saint Joseph’s.

The Hens opened the afternoon by picking up their fifth three-match doubles sweep of the year. 

Sophomores Sarah Hall (West Orange, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) and Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) paired for the first win with the 6-1 No. 2 doubles victory.

Junior Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) and graduate student Denny LaMachia (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) clinched the point with their 7-5 win in top-flight play while freshman Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) and junior Arielle Shuren (Montebello, N.Y./Suffern) posted the 7-6 (1) triumph in the third spot.

Studnicki picked up the first singles win of the day by defeating Katherine Devlin, 6-0, 6-3, in the fifth flight.

Komer followed with her fourth No. 2 singles straight victory, a 6-2, 6-3 decision against Maureen Devlin before Pilkington captured the match for the Hens (12-6) in the No. 1 spot by edging Claire Minnoe, 6-0, 7-5.

In No. 3 singles, LaMachia defeated Isis Gill-Reid, 6-4, 6-3, before Hall wrapped up the day with the 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 decision over Alex Zachem in the fourth slot.

POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Laura Travis
“What a way to close out this incredible run!  I’m so proud of the way we competed today.  We are in a great place heading into the CAA Championship next week.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     ·  Brooke Pilkington is currently tied for second in program single-season history with 24 wins as a freshman.  The mark is also good to tie for fourth in single-season history for all players.
     ·  The Blue Hens have four players with at least 16 singles wins on the year.
     ·  Delaware is 112-78 (.589) in singles matches this season and 66-42 (.611) in dual match singles play.
     ·  Denny LaMachia and Amanda Studnicki lead the Hens with 14 doubles wins.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
     ·  April 20-23 – CAA Tournament at Elon
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Hayon, Assistant Sports Information Director | mhayon@udel.edu | O: 302-831-6389 | C: 302-379-9182

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