MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive’s men’s tennis team posted a win over Catawba by a score of 6-1 on Feb. 24 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center.
With the win, UMO improved their record to 4-4 this season after dropping the last two matchups. Meanwhile, Catawba fell to 0-1 after opening their season at Mount Olive.
The Trojans secured the doubles point after sweeping all three matches. Junior Guilherme Zotin de Oliveira and freshman Daniel Hammond tallied a 6-2 win at first doubles, while juniors Adam Ibrahim and Diego Ortega Cadahia captured a 6-3 win at the second position. In third position, freshmen Oliver Winterhagen and Kabir Chhabria secured the win by a 6-1 margin.
Mount Olive sealed the match victory by winning five out of six singles matches. In the first slot, de Oliveira won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, before Hammond won 6-0, 6-3 in the second position. In the third slot, Ibrahim dropped a close match in three sets 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6). Freshman Bram Poel secured the win at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-3, before Chhabria outplayed his opponent 6-1, 6-4 at the fifth slot. Winterhagen completed the team win with a straight-set victory at the sixth position by a 6-4, 6-3 margin.
— From University of Mount Olive Athletics