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May 27, 2024 8:55 am

UMO upsets No. 47 Belmont Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE – In its third match of this week, the University of Mount Olive women’s tennis team captured its fifth straight win by defeating No. 47 ranked Belmont Abbey on March 25 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center.

With the win, UMO improved to 4-0 in conference action and 8-9 overall this season. Meanwhile, Belmont Abbey, who opened league action with two wins, dropped to 2-1 and 11-6.

The Trojans took the doubles point by collecting victories in two sessions. In the first position, senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber captured a 6-1 win against Kaitlin Nguyen and Elizabeth Vollmin, while senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra overcame Kayla Vaughan and Lily Aranyos with a count of 6-4 in second doubles. In the third slot, junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien fell to Alexis Burkhalter and Frankee Hendricks by a 6-4 margin.

In singles play, UMO sealed the team win with three successful matches. In No. 1 singles, Montserrat defeated Vaughan 6-4, 7-5, before Voloshyna was dealt a 6-2, 6-2 loss by Hendricks in second singles. In third position, Izarra replied with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Nguyen, before Weber defeated Vollmin 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the match. In the fifth spot, Servien fell to Burkhalter in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, while Aylward suffered a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 loss against Elliot Peterson.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics