DEFIANCE, Ohio – The season got under way for the Defiance women's tennis team at Huntington University on Thursday evening. The Yellow Jackets were defeated by the Foresters by a score of 9-0.
The Lady Jackets fought hard but fell short at picking up any wins. Senior Katie Carunchia lost in a close three-setter to Ciara Smith at the number four singles position. Carunchia lost the first set 6-0 but was able to rally in the second and pull it out by a score of 6-4 before dropping the third.
Sophomore Tasha Brown also played well but ended up losing at the number five singles spot to Huntington's Megan Adams by a score of 6-2, 7-5.
The Yellow Jackets next will travel to Cincinnati to take on conference foe Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. The Jackets home opener is against Rose-Hulman on September 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the newly renovated Dix Tennis Facility.
No. 1 – Niederhiser/Spasic (HU) def. Wieland/Lovins (8-1)
No. 2 – Lahman/Sunderman (HU) def. Savage/ Carunchia (8-2)
No. 3 – Johnson/Abel (HU) def. Brown/LaBarbera (8-3)
No. 1 – Niederhiser (HU) def. Wieland (6-2, 6-2)
No. 2 – Lahman (HU) def. Savage (6-0, 6-2)
No. 3 – Sunderman (HU) def. Lovins (6-0, 6-0)
No. 4 – Smith (HU) def. Carunchia (6-0, 4-6, 1-0)
No. 5 – Adams (HU) def. Brown (6-2, 7-5)
No. 6 – Abel (HU) def. LaBarbera (7-6 (4), 6-2)