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April 17, 2024 4:18 am

UMO women’s tennis defeats Converse

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive women’s tennis team stayed unbeaten in conference action by winning against Converse by a 6-1 margin on March 24 at John Neal Walker Tennis Center.

With the win, Mount Olive improved to 7-9 overall with a 3-0 mark in league action. Meanwhile, the Valkyries of Converse dropped to 0-3 and 3-10 overall.

The Trojans swept the doubles sessions to earn the point. In the first position, the No. 42 nationally-ranked team of senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber won with a score of 6-3, before senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra won by a score of 7-6 (7-2) in the second slot. In No. 3 doubles, junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien made short work of their opponents by capturing a 6-3 win.

UMO stayed strong in singles winning five out of six matches. In first singles, Montserrat won 6-3, 6-3 before Voloshyna followed suit with a 6-4, 6-4 win. In No. 3 singles, Izarra fell in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-2. Weber replied with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the fourth slot, while Servien triumphed with a 6-4, 6-1 count. In sixth singles, Aylward prevailed in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7).

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics