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February 29, 2024 5:27 pm

Mount Olive downs Coker

MOUNT OLIVE – After sweeping the doubles point, the University of Mount Olive’s women’s tennis team defeated Coker by a 4-3 margin on Feb. 26 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center in a non-conference dual match.

With the win, the Trojans ended their losing streak and improved to 3-8 this season with two more non-conference matches on the schedule. Meanwhile, the Cobras fell to 1-4 this season.

Mount Olive captured the doubles point after sweeping all three sessions. In the first position, senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber won with a 6-1 score before senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra captured a 6-3 win in the second slot. Finally, in the third spot, junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien won with a score of 6-2.

The Trojans sealed the victory by posting three out of six wins in singles play. In first position, Montserrat fell by a 6-4, 6-0 margin before Voloshyna lost by a score of 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Izarra won 6-1, 6-4 to secure the win in the third slot. In fourth singles, Weber captured a 6-1, 6-2 win before Servien followed suit to register a straight-set 6-1, 6-0 win. In sixth singles, freshman Harshri Asher suffered a 6-3, 6-4 loss.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics