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April 16, 2024 5:23 pm

UMO women’s tennis team eliminated by North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – After making a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA women’s tennis tournament, the Trojans suffered a 4-0 loss at North Georgia in the opening match on May 1 in the NCAA Southeast Regional.

With the loss, the University of Mount Olive women’s tennis team finishes the year with a 14-12 overall record after claiming an automatic bid to the postseason with a win in the Conference Carolinas Championship. Meanwhile, No. 9 nationally-ranked North Georgia improves to 16-6 this year after finishing runner-up in the Peach Belt Conference.

The Nighthawks swept the doubles session after winning all three matches to take an early 1-0 advantage in the dual match. Senior Liza Voloshyna and junior Nele Weber fell by a 6-3 margin in the first position to Viktorie Wojcikova and Johanna Lippert. At No. 2 doubles, senior Ingrid Montserrat and freshman Oriana Izarra suffered a 7-5 loss against Svetlana Teterina and Angelina Linnikova. Junior Jessica Aylward and freshman Laura Servien were dealt a 6-4 loss in the third slot versus Ashley Moinard and Valentina Ascarrunz. The Trojans concluded the year with a stellar record in doubles play with a 51-22 record (.699), including a 22-5 mark in league action.

In singles competition, North Georgia secured the win after winning three completed singles matches. In the second position, Voloshyna was defeated by a 6-3, 6-1 margin against Lippert, while Izarra suffered a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Anna Markvartova at No. 3 singles. The Nighthawks sealed the victory after Aylward fell by a 6-1, 6-0 count to Teterina in the sixth slot. The remaining contests were left unfinished.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics