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Yellow Jackets Begin Season With Victory

Yellow Jackets Begin Season With Victory

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - The Defiance College women's tennis team fought through adversity to start the season off on a high note Wednesday evening. The Yellow Jackets claimed victory over Olivet College by a score of 6-3. 

Inclement weather delayed the start of the 2018 season, and ultimately shortened the tennis action on Wednesday, but the weather could not stop the Yellow Jackets from a quick start. Defiance (1-0) was able to win two of the three doubles matchups to begin the evening. The number one duos pair of sophomore A.J. Breneman (Bryan / Bryan) and senior Hannah Hesterman (Archbold / Archbold) earned a convincing 6-1 victory. The number two duos pairing of sophomore Sydney Huston (Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence) and senior Cayla Walker (Archbold / Archbold) followed suit with a 6-2 victory. 

The singles side of competition saw similar success for the Yellow Jackets. Hesterman and Breneman were each victorious in number one and two singles with scorelines of 6-2. Similarly, Walker earned a 6-1 win over her Comet opponent to claim number three singles for the Yellow Jackets. The number five singles matchup saw a closer contest as Defiance senior Chelsey Braunwart (Trenton / Edgewood) won by a scoreline of 6-4. The Comets were able to claim two victories in singles competition as Defiance's Sydney Huston fell 6-1 and Rylea Amspaugh fell 6-0.

The Yellow Jackets will look to continue their winning ways on Wednesday, Sept. 5th as they welcome in Ohio Northern and Concordia into the Dix Tennis Facility. First serve is set for 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm respectively.