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Carunchia Shines in Yellow Jacket Loss

Carunchia Shines in Yellow Jacket Loss

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The women's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to the University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday, wrapping up a tough weekend of three matches in two days. Defiance falls to 0-5 on the season with the loss.

DC's Katie Carunchia pulled off the only win of the day for the Yellow Jackets with a 6-4, 7-5 win in the No. 6 singles match. After starting the season 0-4 in the No. 4 singles spot, Carunchia's move to the No. 6 spot netted the senior her first singles victory of the season.

The Yellow Jackets will head to Fort Wayne, Ind. on Wednesday, September 15, for a match with the University of Saint Francis beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Northwestern Ohio 8, Defiance 1

DOUBLES
1. Whittington-McClintock (NO) def. Wieland-Savage (DC) 8-1
2. Piper-Stambaugh (NO) def. Stevens-Lovins (DC) 8-1
3. Hilborn-Blackburn (NO) def. LaBarbera-Carunchia (DC) 8-3

SINGLES
1. Katie Whittington (NO) def. Kirsten Wieland (DC) 6-1, 6-4
2. Shaye Warman (NO) def. Catie Savage (DC) 6-1, 6-0
3.Tara Carr (NO) def. Sammi Stevens (DC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Erynn Piper (NO) def. Nicole Lovins (DC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Mariah Smith (NO) def. Tasha Brown (DC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Katie Carunchia (DC) def. Jenna Blackburn (NO) 6-4, 7-5