HHC names All-Conference tennis team

The HHC champion and state finalist Delta Eagles placed all seven varsity players on the All-Hoosier Heritage Conference tennis team.

Eagles coach Tim Cleland was named Coach of the Year after leading Delta to its 10th straight HHC title and its 21st league championship in 22 years.

Delta senior Eleah Snider and freshman Gwendolyn Clark were unanimous selections at singles. Freshman Maggie Hunt also was chosen to the team. Also chosen unanimously were Greenfield-Central’s Avery Spencer, Mt. Vernon’s Lydia Ruegsegger and New Palestine’s Megan Long. Alex Watson of Shelbyville was also named All-HHC.

In doubles, Delta’s Tynan Dishman/Maggie Manor, New Palestine’s Claire Cherry/Josee King and Yorktown’s sister combo of Samantha and Sasha Academia were unanimous selections. Delta’s Mayzie Hinkle/Abby Bamidele and New Castle’s Abby Hamilton/Emily Scott were also chosen.

Two teams received postseason honors. Delta won its sectional, regional and semistate and takes a 24-1 record into this weekend’s State Finals. Mt. Vernon also won a sectional title.

2019 All-HHC tennis


Eleah Snider, Sr., Delta*
Gwendolyn Clark, Fr., Delta*
Avery Spencer, Jr., Greenfield-Central*
Lydia Ruegsegger, So., Mt. Vernon*
Megan Long, Jr., New Palestine*
Maggie Hunt, Fr., Delta
Alex Watson, Jr., Shelbyville


Tynan Dishman, So./Maggie Manor, So., Delta*
Claire Cherry, Sr./Josee King, Sr., New Palestine*
Samantha Academia, Jr./Sasha Academia, So., Yorktown*
Mayzie Hinkle, Sr./Abby Bamidele, So., Delta
Abby Hamilton, Jr./Emily Scott, Jr., New Castle

*-unanimous selection

Coach of the Year: Tim Cleland, Delta

2019 Girls Tennis Standings