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June 15, 2024 1:24 am

Izarra earns weekly league honor

MOUNT OLIVE – After capturing two victories in a road conference match, University of Mount Olive freshman Oriana Izarra was selected the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.

A native of Valencia, Venezuela, Izarra recorded a pair of wins as the Trojans outlasted Francis Marion by a 4-3 margin in the conference opener. In the first slot in doubles, the nationally ranked No. 43 team consisting of Izarra and senior Ingrid Montserrat won with a 6-3 score. In singles play, Izarra tallied her fourth-straight win with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the second position.

Izarra and Montserrat are currently on a three-match winning streak and boast a 10-4 record in doubles with nine of those wins coming in the second slot. Meanwhile, she has secured five consecutive singles wins and plays primarily in the third position.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics