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April 16, 2024 5:12 pm

UMO sweeps West Virginia Wesleyan

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive’s women’s tennis team faced West Virginia Wesleyan on March 9 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center and registered their fourth win this season by a 7-0 margin.

With the win, the Trojans improved their record to 4-9 in dual match play with league play beginning next Saturday against Francis Marion.

The Bobcats only arrived with four players, giving UMO the upper hand in doubles and a 2-0 advantage in singles. UMO secured the point in the doubles session after winning the first and second positions with its newly nationally ranked teams. The No. 35 ranked duo of senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber posted a 6-0 sweep at No. 1. The No. 43 ranked team of senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra produced a 6-0 win in the second slot.

Mount Olive sealed the match victory by winning all six singles matches after receiving wins via forfeit in the fifth and sixth positions. In first singles, Montserrat collected a 6-0, 6-4 victory before Izarra followed suit with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No.2. In the third slot, freshman Harshri Asher won with a score of 6-0, 6-0 while freshman Alina Esser tallied a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 4.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics