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April 16, 2024 3:35 pm

de Oliveira is conference Tennis Player of the Week

MOUNT OLIVE – Following a 3-0 record in singles and doubles play last week, University of Mount Olive junior Guilherme Zotin de Oliveira was chosen as the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.

A junior from Rio Claro in Brazil, de Oliveira produced a 3-0 mark in both singles and doubles action in three Mount Olive conference wins. Playing in the No. 1 singles spot, de Oliveira earned a 6-1, 6-0 win over Anesu Kwirirai of Chowan last Tuesday. Over the past weekend, he delivered a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 comeback victory against Merlin Bellet of Converse before knocking off Xaveam Van Wijk of Belmont Abbey by a score of 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

In the first position in doubles, de Oliveira and freshman Daniel Hammond improved to 10-3. The duo posted a 6-2 win over Santino Jose Sormani and Nikola Cvetanovic of Chowan last Tuesday before defeating Bellet and Enzo Marcheschi of Converse by a 7-6 (7-3) margin. To finish the weekend, de Oliveira and Hammond recorded a 6-4 victory over Van Wijk and Alex Turner of Belmont Abbey.

This season, de Oliveira boasts a 5-6 record in the No. 1 position while winning his last three matches. In doubles, he and Hammond have won nine of their last 10 matches and hold a 3-1 mark in league play.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics