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April 16, 2024 4:03 pm

Trojans collect win over Emmanuel

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The University of Mount Olive women’s tennis program concluded the Conference Carolinas regular season with a win on the road against Emmanuel by a 4-3 margin on April 15.

With the win, UMO improved to 11-11 overall this season and has a 7-2 mark in conference play. The Trojans secured the No. 3 seed in the league tournament and will receive a bye to the quarterfinals and are set to face the winner of Emmanuel/Francis Marion on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m., in Florence, S.C. Meanwhile, the Emmanuel dropped to 9-10 with a 5-4 record in league action.

Mount Olive swept the doubles point winning all three sessions. In the first position, senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber overcame Darja Chistov and Sabina Roua 7-6 (7-4). Senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra recorded their eighth consecutive win after defeating Victoria Rodriguez and Shatavisa Ghosh with a score of 6-3 in second doubles. In the third slot, junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien made short work of their opponents Lauren Castillon and Eve Robinson beating the duo, 6-2.

In singles, three Trojans won matches. In No. 1 singles, Montserrat battled down Alejandra Guerrero 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, while Voloshyna was downed by Soleny Gonzalez 6-2, 6-2 in the second position. In third singles, Izarra registered her third straight win in a 6-4, 6-1 win against Rodriguez, before Weber suffered a 6-3, 6-1 loss versus Robinson. Servien replied with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 win against Chistov in the fifth slot before Aylward fell to Roua by a score of 6-2, 6-3.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics