Mount Olive won two-of-three doubles matches, but Queens rallied with four singles wins to defeat the Trojans 5-4 in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Friday at Charlotte, N.C. Francesca Ceppi and Paulina Delgado both posted wins at singles and doubles for the Trojans.
Mount Olive (5-3 overall, 2-2 Conference Carolinas) took a 2-1 lead after doubles play. Ceppi and Molly Sue Lentini won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, while Paulina Delgado and Samara Paldinho posted an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.
Ceppi won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Delgado won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. But Queens (5-2, 2-1) posted wins at Nos. 1, 3 and 4 singles to tie the match 4-4. And the Royals took the victory with a three-set win at No. 5 singles, the third set decided in a tie-breaker.
Mount Olive returns to action Sunday as the Trojans play host to Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas match-up. Match time is 1 p.m. at Walker Tennis Center.
Queens 5, Mount Olive 4
1. RUSTSCHEFF, Christin (QU) def. Molly Sue Lentini (MOC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. ROBERTS, Morgan (QU) 6-0, 6-2
3. WILLIAMS, Erin (QU) def. Roxanne Chouinard (MOC) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
4. POOLE, Amanda (QU) def. Samara Paldinho (MOC) 6-3, 6-1
5. RAFIQ, Farina (QU) def. Maite Belloso (MOC) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
6. Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. EARNEST, P. (QU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Molly Sue Lentini/Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. RUSTSCHEFF, Christin/WILLIAMS, Erin (QU) 8-4
2. ROBERTS, Morgan/POOLE, Amanda (QU) def. Roxanne Chouinard/Maite Belloso (MOC) 8-4
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. EARNEST, P./RAFIQ, Farina (QU) 8-5
Mount Olive 5-3 overall, 2-2 Conference Carolinas
Queens 5-2, 2-1 Conference Carolinas