Defiance, Ohio – Victory belonged to the Transylvania women's tennis team on Saturday morning as the Pioneers captured a 7-2 match victory against the Defiance College Yellow Jackets at the George M. Smart Center.
Bolstered by a 2-1 start in doubles play to start the day, the Pioneers picked up victories in No. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 singles to carry the day in a one-sided victory.
Sophomore Merrick Irwin and Anna Burch swept Chelsey Braunwart and Courtney Alexander in No. 3 doubles, 8-0, while junior Kearstin Bruther and sophomore Lucy Herrington made quick work of opponents A.J. Breneman and Sydney Huston in the No. 2 doubles match with a 6-3 win.
Irwin replicated her dominant performance from doubles play with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Breneman in No. 2 singles, while her doubles teammate Herrington delivered a resounding 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alexander in the No. 4 singles match.
Senior Lilian Williams worked her way to a 6-3, 6-4 win in No. 3 singles against Cayla Walker, and Bruther and Burch picked up sizable victories in No. 5 and No. 6 singles competition, respectively.
Transylvania improved to 4-6 for the 2017 campaign, and 2-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
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