DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College women's tennis team launched the 2019 fall seasons into action Wednesday afternoon as they hosted Olivet College at Dix Tennis Facility. The Yellow Jackets picked up three victories in singles action as they dropped the season opener 6-3.
Despite the Comets prevailing on all three doubles courts, fans in attendance were treated to exciting tennis as A.J. Breneman (Bryan / Bryan) and Alexa St. Julian (Oregon / Clay) battled to the wire in number one doubles. The duo needed an extra game before dropping the set 9-7.
Breneman, St. Julian and Sydney Huston (Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence) each claimed the victories on the day for the Purple and Gold.
Breneman coasted to a 6-3, 6-0 victory in the number one slot. St. Julian split the first two sets, sending the contest to a match tiebreak in which the Oregon, Ohio native won 10-8. Huston also needed a super tiebreak to split the number four singles battle. The junior claimed the match 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-8.
Defiance will continue their home stand on September 4 as they welcome Ohio Northern and Lourdes to campus for a pair of contests. First serves are slated for 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm respectively.