MONTPELLIER, France -- Just because she graduated from college doesn't mean Jenny Jullien has stopped winning tennis matches as the former Saint Mary's standout earned her first world ranking points with a win Monday at an International Tennis Federation (IFT) tournament in France.
Playing in the first round of a $25,000 tournament in Montpellier, Jullien cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Josepha Adam of France. Adam is ranked No. 627 in the world according to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) international rankings and, with the win, Jullien automatically earns five WTA ranking points of her own.
Jullien received a wild card entry into the tournament thanks to winning her regional championship last weekend. That earned her a spot in the 32-woman field at the A.S.C.H Tennis Club, just up the coast from her hometown of Perpignan.
Tournament play continues Wednesday for Jullien when she will square off with either Irina Ramialison of France or Paula Cristina Goncalves of Brazil.