Women's Tennis Splits First Two Conference Carolinas Matches

Women's Tennis Splits First Two Conference Carolinas Matches

University of Mount Olive rebounded from a loss to Erskine with a win over King as the Trojans opened Conference Carolinas women's tennis play with a pair of matches over the weekend at Walker Tennis Center. The Trojans defeated King 7-2 Sunday after falling to Erskine 9-0 Saturday.

In Sunday's win over King, Mount Olive (6-2 overall, 1-1 Conference Carolinas) swept doubles play to take a quick 3-0 lead. Francesca Ceppi and Roxanne Chouinard won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles, Alejandra Hernandez and Maite Belloso posted an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, and Samara Paldinho and Paulina Delgado won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles.

The Trojans clinched the team win after Ceppi, Hernandez and Chouinard all posted straight-set wins at the top three singles flights.

Against Erskine, Ceppi went to three sets at No. 1 singles and Chouinard battled to three sets at No. 3 singles.

Mount Olive returns to action Friday as the Trojans play host to North Greenville in a Conference Carolinas match-up. Match time is 2 p.m. at Walker Tennis Center.

Erskine 9, Mount Olive 0
1. Corin Hallman (EC) def. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7
2. Miranda Guthrie (EC) def. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mika Goyette (EC) def. Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) 6-7, 6-3, 10-8
4. Sarah McDonald (EC) def. Samara Paldinho (UMO) 6-0, 6-0
5. Haley Elliott (EC) def. Paulina Delgado (UMO) 6-2, 7-6
6. Mollie Polk (EC) def. Maite Belloso (UMO) 6-2, 6-3
1. Corin Hallman/Mika Goyette (EC) def. Francesca Ceppi/Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) 8-3
2. Miranda Guthrie/Sarah McDonald (EC) def. Alejandra Hernandez/Maite Belloso (UMO) 8-3
3. Haley Elliott/Mollie Polk (EC) def. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (UMO) 9-7

Mount Olive 7, King 2
1. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) def. Katya Cerny (KU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Naomi Reyes (KU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Mariana Hosomi (KU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Ashley Salazar (KU) def. Samara Paldinho (UMO) 6-3, 4-1, retired
5. Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Alyssa Salazar (KU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Claudia Morris (KU) def. Nicole Karas (UMO) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
1. Francesca Ceppi/Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Ashley Salazar/Katya Cerny (KU) 8-2
2. Alejandra Hernandez/Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Mariana Hosomi/Naomi Reyes (KU) 8-4
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Alyssa Salazar/Haley Maloney (KU) 8-4