Bluejay tennis earns sweep over Bethany, KW

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College tennis team won a pair of matches in Salina on Saturday against Kansas Wesleyan and Bethany.

Tabor had no trouble defeating their Coyote hosts, 9-0, in the first match.

In singles, No. 1 Laurel Delamater defeated Ashley Johnson, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Danni Brucks defeated Pam Carney, 6-2, 7-5; No. 3 Ashlee Helmley defeated Kristen Crittenden, 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Jennifer Proffitt defeated Sarah Vanek, 6-1, 6-2; No. 5 Kim Harden defeated Karri Gomez 6-0, 6-2; and No. 6 Lindsay Adrian defeated Jeri Davis 6-4, 0-6, 7-6.

In doubles, No. 1 Delamater and Helmley beat Johnson and Carney, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Brucks and Proffitt over Crittenden and Vanek, 7-5, 6-2; and No. 3 Harden and Adrian defeated Gomez and Davis, 6-0, 6-4.

Tabor had a much tougher time against the Swedes from Bethany, but won by a final count of 5-4.

In singles, No. 1 Delamater defeated Michelle Hinman, 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Brucks lost to Tori Everhart, 2-6, 1-6; No. 3 Helmley lost to Kajsa Hultgren, 4-6, 4-6; No. 4 Proffitt lost to Shanda Kilian, 5-7, 1-6; No. 5 Harden defeated Michelle Planer, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; and Adrian defeated Kim Coffman, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

In doubles, No. 1 Delamater and Helmley defeated Hinman and Everhart 5-7, 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Brucks and Proffitt lost to Kilian and Hultgren, 5-6, 6-7; and No. 3 Harden and Adrian defeated Planer and Coffman, 6-2, 6-3.

“The win over Bethany was a great team win for us,” coach Lonnie Isaac said. “I was especially happy for Kim and Lindsay, who both had very solid days.

“At one point we were down 3-4 in matches played and Kim was down 3-5 in the third set, 0-30” Isaac added. “Her effort and unwillingness to accept defeat was great to watch.

“It was great as a coach to see a team victory like this and in particular see Kim and Lindsay get the job done in a pressure situation,” he said. “Hopefully, we can build off this win and close the fall season with a strong performance at the KCAC tournament.”

Friends-Tabor defeated Friends, 9-0, Sept. 28 in Wichita.

In No. 1 singles, freshman Laurel Delamater defeated Kristen Hecht, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 Danni Brucks defeated Kali Barrett, 7-5, 6-1; No. 3 Ashlee Helmley defeated Lindsay Louvar, 7-5, 6-0; No. 4 Jennifer Proffitt beat Rachel Porter, 6-3, 6-3; No. 5 Kim Harden defeated Elisabeth Tucker, 6-1, 6-4; and No. 6 Lindsay Adrian beat Megan Turner, 6-4, 6-0.

In doubles, the No. 1 team of Delamater and Helmley defeated Louvar and Barnett, 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 Brucks and Proffitt beat Hecht and Porter, 6-1, 6-0; and No. 3 Harden and Adrian defeated Tucker and Turner, 6-1, 6-2.

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