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September 23, 2023 11:19 pm

Trojans defeat Francis Marion on the road

FLORENCE, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive women’s tennis program competed in its first conference match this season and registered a 4-3 win over the Patriots of Francis Marion March 18.

With the win, the Trojans improved their record to 5-9 in dual matches overall with a 1-0 mark in conference play. Meanwhile, Francis Marion, who also opened their conference season, dropped to 5-5 and 0-1 in league action.

UMO had the upper hand in doubles earning the point by winning in all three positions. In the first slot, the nationally-ranked No. 43 team consisting of senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra won by a 6-3 score. Junior Nele Weber and freshman Laura Servien  made short work of their opponents winning 6-0 in second doubles. In the third position, sophomore Jess Aylward and freshman Lea Edelstein captured a 6-3 win against Julia Pinto and Sophia Hansen.

Mount Olive clinched the victory by winning three matches in singles play. In No. 1 singles, Montserrat lost by a 6-1, 7-5 count before Izarra won 6-1, 6-2 win in the second singles. In the third position, Weber tallied a 6-2, 6-4 win, while Servien won in three sets 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth slot. Aylward suffered a loss in fifth singles 6-3, 6-4 before freshman Harshri Asher fell in three sets 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics