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February 29, 2024 5:29 pm

UMO captures win over Chowan

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive women’s tennis program sealed its second conference win by defeating Chowan 5-2 on March 21 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center.

With the win, the Trojans improved to 7-9 overall this season with a 2-0 mark in league action. Meanwhile, Chowan dropped to 5-8 with an 0-2 record in conference play.

UMO made short work of the Hawks in doubles sweeping all three sessions. In the first position, the No. 50 nationally-ranked team of senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber registered a 6-2 win over Maria Estinvil and Manuela Jimenez, before the No. 43-ranked team of senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra defeated Sreshta Puducheri and Selene Kentish with a score of 6-2 in the second slot. In third doubles, sophomore Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien prevailed by a 6-0 margin against Valentina Domenicone and Micayah Porter.

Mount Olive went on to win four out of six singles matches to seal the team victory. In first singles, Montserrat battled down Feidi Abreu Rodriguez in three sets 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 before Voloshyna followed with a 6-1, 6-4 win versus Jimenez. In the third session, Izarra downed Kentish 6-3, 6-0, while Servien overcame Domenicone in three sets with a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7) count in fourth singles. In the fifth slot, freshman Harshri Asher fell to Porter 6-4, 6-1 before Aylward suffered a 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-7) loss against Puducheri.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics