Women's Tennis Five-Match Conference Winning Streak Snapped Against Limestone

Women's Tennis Five-Match Conference Winning Streak Snapped Against Limestone

Mount Olive won two-of-three doubles matches and captured the top two singles flights, but Limestone came back to defeat the Trojans 5-4 in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Sunday at Gaffney, S.C. The loss drops Mount Olive to fifth place in the final regular season standings and gives the Trojans the No. 5 seed in this weekend's conference tournament.

Mount Olive (10-6 overall, 7-3 Conference Carolinas) led 2-1 after Molly Sue Lentini and Francesca Ceppi won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles and Samara Paldinho and Paulina Delgado won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. Lentini won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Ceppi posted a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles, but Limestone (13-7, 8-2) won the remaining four singles matches to claim the team win.

The Trojans begin play Friday in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Women's Tennis Tournament at Sumter, S.C. The Trojans will face Limestone, Pfeiffer or Queens in the first round, whichever team gets the No. 4 seed. The championship match is scheduled for Sunday with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional.

Limestone 5, Mount Olive 4
1. Molly Sue Lentini (MOC) def. Paige Palinkas (LC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. Jessica Reyes Varela (LC) 6-4, 6-0
3. Segolene Ollivier (LC) def. Roxanne Chouinard (MOC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Lauren Bolender (LC) def. Maite Belloso (MOC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Julia Moreira (LC) def. Samara Paldinho (MOC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Ariel Svantesson (LC) def. Paulina Delgado (MOC) 6-4, 6-4

1. Molly Sue Lentini/Francesca Ceppi (MOC) def. Paige Palinkas/Jessica Reyes Varela (LC) 8-4
2. Segolene Ollivier/Julia Moreira (LC) def. Roxanne Chouinard/Maite Belloso (MOC) 8-3
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (MOC) def. Lauren Bolender/Ariel Svantesson (LC) 8-4

Mount Olive 10-6, 7-3 Conference Carolinas
Limestone 13-7, 8-2 Conference Carolinas