DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College men's tennis team returned to action Tuesday afternoon as they hosted Manchester University in the George M. Smart Center. The visiting Spartans prevailed 7-2.
With the help of Hannah Hesterman (Archbold / Archbold) from the DC women's tennis team, the Yellow Jackets were at full strength Tuesday afternoon. Fans inside the Smart Center were immediately treated to exciting tennis as Ethan Harris (Huntertown, Ind. / Carroll) and Seth Mangas battled their number two singles opponents to a 8-9 score. The sides were finally separated with a 7-3 tiebreak victory for the Spartan duo.
In singles play Harris picked up an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win on the number one court.
Hesterman grabbed the second victory of the day for DC as she pulled out a three-set-thriller, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6.
Micaiah Cox (Ft. Recovery / Ft. Recovery) also found himself in a tight contest in number four singles. The sophomore battled to a third set before falling 10-8 in the third.
Defiance moves to a 2-8 overall record with an 0-3 mark in conference play. The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday, April 6, as they host Franklin College at 11:00 am.