The third-seeded Bulls started their Big East title defense off with a win over sixth-seeded St. John’s, beating the Red Storm 4-2.

No. 1 Wael Kilani, No. 3 Romain Deridder, No. 5 Yannick Yoshizawa, and No. 6 Juan Carlos Acuna Gerard all won their singles matches, while the Bulls took two of their three doubles matches.

USF faces DePaul, who they beat 5-2 this season, tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the semifinals.