Tennis player sets school record with 75th win
SPORTS | Ivana Petrich made senior day special this spring, logging her 75th victory as a member of the women’s tennis team.
The win broke the all-time singles career record at the University and was a part of the Hens’ 6-1 win over visiting Johns Hopkins University at wind-swept Delaware Field House tennis courts on April 17.
With the win, the Blue Hens improved to 12-4 on the season, while Johns Hopkins lost just its second match of the season. The Delaware victory also snapped a 10-game Blue Jay winning streak.
Petrich is now in sole possession of the singles career record, which she had tied two days earlier in a match against Drexel. She has passed Erin Kamen, who notched 74 victories from 1996-2000.
“It’s really a nice way to wrap up my career here at Delaware,” Petrich says. “It was senior day, I beat the record, but when you’re out on the court, you can’t really think about that. You just play one point at a time and fight for the wins. It was the icing on the cake.”
The Hens went on to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, where they fell in the April 22 quarterfinals despite a doubles victory from Petrich and Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom. The sixth-seeded Hens faltered against No. 2 Georgia State University, suffering a 4-0 loss at host Old Dominion University.
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