Women's Tennis Posts Second Straight Shutout

Women's Tennis Posts Second Straight Shutout

University of Mount Olive recorded its second consecutive shutout as the Trojans defeated Meredith College 9-0 in non-conference women's tennis Thursday at Raleigh, N.C. Paulina Delgado dropped only a combined two games in singles and doubles play.

Mount Olive (11-6) built a 3-0 lead after doubles play as Delgado combined with Samara Paldinho for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles. Francesca Ceppi and Roxanne Chouinard won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, while Alejandra Hernandez and Maite Belloso held off Meredith (11-6) 9-8 in a tie-breaker at No. 2 doubles.

Chouinard won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, while Ceppi and Hernandez won first-set tie-breakers on their way to straight set wins as Mount Olive clinched the team win. Paldinho won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Delgado posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles and Nicole Karas won 7-6, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

Mount Olive concludes regular season play Saturday as the Trojans play host to Wingate in non-conference women's and men's tennis. Match time is noon at Walker Tennis Center.

Mount Olive 9, Meredith 0
1. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) def. Puja Patel (MER) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
2. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Caroline Hunt (MER) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1
3. Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Mary Lawrence Newton (MER) 6-2, 6-3
4. Samara Paldinho (UMO) def. Cailin Goff (MER) 6-4, 6-2
5. Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Taylor Brennan (MER) 6-1, 6-1
6. Nicole Karas (UMO) def. Mack Thompson (MER) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
1. Francesca Ceppi/Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Caroline Hunt/Mary Lawrence Newton (MER) 8-1
2. Alejandra Hernandez/Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Puja Patel/Cailin Goff (MER) 9-8 (7-6)
3. Samara Paldinho/Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Mack Thompson/Sarah DuBose (MER) 8-0