Complete Results

ELON, N.C. – A successful season came to a close Friday morning as the Blue Hens fell to James Madison, 4-0, in the CAA Women’s Tennis Tournament Quarterfinals, held at Elon University’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Delaware, the fifth seed in this year’s tournament, wraps its season with a 12-7 mark, the most wins for the Hens since 2012-13.

Freshman Brooke Pilkington (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) and junior Arielle Shuren (Montebello, N.Y./Suffern) paired for a 6-3 No. 3 doubles win, but the fourth-seeded Dukes (17-7) capture the team point with victories in the first and second flights.

In singles play, junior co-captain Amanda Studnicki (Normal, Ill./Normal West) picked up the 6-3, 6-2 loss in the sixth flight while sophomore Sara Komer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) snapped a four-game winning streak after dropping the 6-1, 6-2 decision in the second flight.

JMU clinched the match in No. 1 singles as Pilkington fell, 6-0, 6-3.

Unfinished matches include Denny LaMachia (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) in No. 3 singles (6-4, 4-1), sophomore Annie Jaskulski (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) in No. 4 singles (6-3, 3-2) and sophomore Sarah Hall (West Orange, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) in No. 5 singles (6-1, 5-2).

POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Laura Travis
“Credit goes to JMU – they executed better than we did today.  It stings right now, but there is wisdom that we gained and will use to grow from this experience.  I’m incredibly proud of this group as 12 wins this season is quite an accomplishment.  And even more telling is the fact that we were 5-0 when the team score was tied at 3-3, with four of the five wins going down to the wire in the third and final set.  Everyone has contributed to our success in her own way.  Our future is bright as we build upon the remarkable strides we have made in one year.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     · Delaware finishes the year with six players with at least 13 wins for the first time since 2010-11.
     · Brooke Pilkington wraps the year 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.
     · Denny LaMachia concludes her three-year career in a Blue Hens uniform with 38 singles (tied for 30th in program history) and 41 doubles (tied for 20th in program history) wins.
 
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