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April 16, 2024 4:24 pm

Trojans fall short versus North Carolina A&T

MOUNT OLIVE – Despite sweeping the doubles session on Feb. 19, the Trojans suffered a 4-3 loss to North Carolina A&T in a non-conference dual match at John Neal Walker Tennis Center.

With the loss, the University of Mount Olive women’s tennis team fell to 2-7 this season. UMO has four additional non-conference duals over the next three weeks ahead of league play. Meanwhile, North Carolina A&T improved to 2-0 in dual matches this spring.

The Trojans secured the doubles points after sweeping all three matches, including a forfeit at the third position. Senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber registered their fifth straight victory in the first slot. At second doubles, senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra improved to 6-2 as a team in a 6-4 victory.

North Carolina A&T escaped with the 4-3 win after claiming four of the six singles matches despite forfeiting the sixth position. Montserrat fell in a back-and-forth contest by a 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5 margin at first singles. Voloshyna followed with a 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) loss in the second slot before Izarra was defeated by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in the third position. At fourth singles, Weber improved to 5-3 after winning by a 6-2, 6-2 margin. Freshman Laura Servien dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) decision in a battle in the fifth slot, while UMO received a win via forfeit in the sixth position.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics