DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opened the 2017-18 women's tennis season with a 9-0 sweep of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Defiance College on Saturday afternoon.
Singles winners included Anna Thompson at No. 1; Bella Evans at No. 2; Naomi Bhagat at No. 3; Fanny-Jane Banda at No. 4; Kyla Jarvis at No. 5; and Linde Schaffer at No. 6. In doubles action, Thompson and Bhagat won at the No. 1 flight; Evans and Banda captured a victory at the No. 2 flight; and Beata Barati teamed with Caroline Johnson for a victory at the No. 3 flight.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at home next Saturday, facing Illinois Tech at noon. The Fightin' Engineers will also host Oakland City on Sunday next weekend.