Trojans Defeat Coker 8-1 - Fifth Straight Conference Win

Trojans Defeat Coker 8-1 - Fifth Straight Conference Win

Mount Olive won its fifth straight conference match as the Trojans posted an 8-1 victory over Coker in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Thursday at Hartsville, S.C. The win clinches a top five seed for Mount Olive in next weekend's conference tournament and keeps the Trojans' hopes alive for a top three seed.

Mount Olive (10-6 overall, 7-3 Conference Carolinas) took a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles play. The Trojans dropped only a combined eight games in the three doubles matches.

The Trojans clinched the team win as Francesca Ceppi won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Roxanne Chouinard won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Maite Belloso, Samara Paldinho and Paulina Delgado also posted straight-set singles wins.

Mount Olive concludes regular season play Sunday as the Trojans travel to Gaffney, S.C., to take on Limestone. The Trojans are a game behind third-place Limestone and percentage points behind fourth-place Queens in the conference standings. Match time is 1 p.m.

Mount Olive 8, Coker 1
1. Daniela Chipe (CC) def. Molly Sue Lentini (MOC) 6-2, 7-5
2. Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. Jessi Campos (CC) 6-3, 6-3
3. Roxanne Chouinard (MOC) def. Anna Musiyenko (CC) 6-1, 6-3
4. Maite Belloso (MOC) def. Brittany Yando (CC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Samara Paldinho (MOC) def. Faith Baxley (CC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. Rachel Solomon (CC) 6-2, 6-2

1. Molly Sue Lentini/Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. Daniela Chipe/Jessi Campos (CC) 8-3
2. Roxanne Chouinard/Maite Belloso (MOC) def. Brittany Yando/Faith Baxley (CC) 8-3
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. Anna Musiyenko/Rachel Solomon (CC) 8-2