Mount Olive downed by Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive men’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss in their conference opener against the Patriots of Francis Marion on March 18 at the John Kassab Courts.
With the loss, the Trojans dropped to 0-1 in conference play and 6-5 overall. Meanwhile, Francis Marion improved to 1-0 and 6-5 this season.
Francis Marion earned the doubles point sweeping all three sessions. In the first position, junior Guilherme Zotin de Oliveira and freshman Daniel Hammond were dealt a 6-2 loss, while juniors Adam Ibrahim and Diego Ortega Cadahia lost by a 6-4 count. In the third position, sophomore Elios Briand and freshman Bram Poel suffered a 6-4 loss.
In singles, the Patriots won five out of six matches to seal the team victory. In the first session, de Oliveira lost a three-set match by a score of 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 before Hammond fell short by a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) margin in second singles. In the third position, Ibrahim fell in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9). Senior Israel Rodriguez Rojas suffered a 6-4, 6-3 loss in No. 4 singles, while Poel was defeated in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) in the fifth slot. Freshman Kabir Chhabria captured the only win of the day 6-3, 7-5 at No. 6.
— From University of Mount Olive Athletics