Women's Tennis Outlasts Chowan 5-3

Women's Tennis Outlasts Chowan 5-3

Roxanne Chouinard, Samara Paldinho and Maite Belloso posted wins at the Nos. 3-5 singles flights as Mount Olive rallied for a 5-3 victory over Chowan in non-conference women's tennis Saturday at Murfreesboro, N.C. The three players also accounted for the Trojans' two doubles wins.

Mount Olive (2-0) took a 2-1 lead after doubles play as Chouinard and Belloso posted an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles, while Paldinho combined with Paulina Delgado for an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles.

Chowan (3-3) came back with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but Chouinard evened the match with a three-set win at No. 3 singles. Paldinho won in straight sets and No. 4 singles and Belloso followed suit with a straight-set win at No. 5 singles to clinch the team victory.

Mount Olive returns to action Tuesday as the Trojans travel to Raleigh, N.C., to take on Shaw in a non-conference match-up. Match time is 2 p.m.

Mount Olive 5, Chowan 3

1. KAMENSHCHIKOVA, Nata (CU) def. Molly Sue Lentini (MOC) 6-1, 6-1
2. JOHNSON, Breanne (CU) def. Francesca Ceppi (MOC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Roxanne Chouinard (MOC) def. EGNOR,Holly (CU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
4. Samara Paldinho (MOC) def. DE BACKRE, Jessica (CU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Maite Belloso (MOC) def. CLEVELAND, Straffai (CU) 7-5, 6-3
6. HUMPHREY, Jennifer (CU) vs. Paulina Delgado (MOC) unfinished

1. JOHNSON, Breanne/KAMENSHCHIKOVA, Nata (CU) def. Molly Sue Lentini/Francesca Ceppi (MOC) 8-5
2. Roxanne Chouinard/Maite Belloso (MOC) def. DE BACKRE, Jessica/EGNOR,Holly (CU) 8-1
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. CLEVELAND, Straffai/MOSER, Brittany (CU) 8-1

Mount Olive 2-0
Chowan 3-3
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