HICKORY – After sweeping the doubles point, the University of Mount Olive women’s tennis team edged out Lenoir-Rhyne by a 4-3 margin on Feb. 11 in non-conference play at the YMCA of Catawba Valley.
With the win, the Trojans improved to 2-4 overall after starting the season with a competitive fall and spring slate. The two teams met for the second time in a week after matching up in the City of Florence Invitational. Meanwhile, the Bears dropped to 2-2 after winning a pair of matches in South Carolina the previous week.
Mount Olive captured the doubles points after recording a sweep in all three positions. At the first slot, senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber won by a 6-1 margin. Senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra posted a 6-4 victory at second doubles. Junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien claimed a 6-3 win at the third position.
The Trojans secured the match victory after winning three singles matches. At first singles, Montserrat suffered a 6-0, 6-3 loss, while Voloshyna fell by a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 margin in the second position. In the third slot, Izarra captured a 4-1 victory after her opponent was forced to retire. Weber earned a 6-3, 6-3 win in fourth singles before Servien won in the fifth slot by a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. In the sixth position, Aylward dropped a 6-3, 6-4 contest.
— From University of Mount Olive Athletics