Women's Tennis Posts 9-0 Conference Win At Converse

Women's Tennis Posts 9-0 Conference Win At Converse

University of Mount Olive posted its first shutout of the spring season as the Trojans defeated Converse 9-0 in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Saturday at Spartanburg, S.C. The Trojans won four of six singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 victory by Roxanne Chouinard at No. 3 singles.

Mount Olive (8-2 overall, 3-1 Conference Carolinas) took a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles play. Alejandra Hernandez (No. 2 singles), Paulina Delgado (No. 5 singles) and Maite Belloso (No. 6 singles) all posted straight-set wins. Francesca Ceppi (No. 1 singles) and Samara Paldinho (No. 4 singles) both split their first two sets and won a 10-point pro set.

The Trojans recorded a pair of shutouts during the fall, 5-0 wins over Catawba and Brevard in the Conference Carolinas/South Atlantic Conference Challenge in October.

Mount Olive returns to action Tuesday as the Trojans play host to UNC Pembroke in a non-conference match-up. Match time is 2 p.m. at Walker Tennis Center.

Mount Olive 9, Converse 0

1. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) def. Marisa Esformes (CONV) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
2. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Claudia Gunn (CONV) 6-2, 6-4
3. Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Kelsey Rembert (CONV) 6-0, 6-0
4. Samara Paldinho (UMO) def. Samantha Sheffield (CONV) 2-6, 6-2, 10-3
5. Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Klaire Rouse (CONV) 6-1, 6-2
6. Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Tanishia Thomas (CONV) 6-4, 6-1

1. Francesca Ceppi/Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Marisa Esformes/Claudia Gunn (CONV) 8-4
2. Alejandra Hernandez/Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Kelsey Rembert/Samantha Sheffield (CONV) 8-2
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Klaire Rouse/Tanishia Thomas (CONV) 8-3