Women's Tennis Defeats King 9-0 In Conference Carolinas Opener

Women's Tennis Defeats King 9-0 In Conference Carolinas Opener

Alejandra Hernandez served an ace on match point to clinch a sweep in doubles play and University of Mount Olive went on to defeat King University 9-0 in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Friday at Walker Tennis Center. The match was the Trojans' first in three weeks due to the weather.

Hernandez and Francesca Ceppi won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles after Hernandez's serve on the deuce court caught the doubles line and the King player was unable to make a play on the ball. The win gave the Trojans a 3-0 lead going into singles play. Ceppi won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Paulina Delgado posted a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles to clinch the team victory.

Mount Olive is back in action Saturday as the Trojans play host to Lees-McRae in a Conference Carolinas match-up. Match time is 11 a.m. at Walker Tennis Center.

1. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) def. Nia Gilliam (King) 6-0, 6-1
2. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Katya Cerny (King) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
3. Paulina Delgado (UMO) def. Haley Maloney (King) 6-2, 6-0
4. Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Amanda Huffaker (King) 6-1, 6-2
5. Mariana Hernandez (UMO) def. Pearl Annan (King) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jennifer Byrd (UMO) def. No player (King), by default

1. Francesca Ceppi/Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Nia Gilliam/Katya Cerny (King) 8-6
2. Paulina Delgado/Maite Belloso (UMO) def. Haley Maloney/Amanda Huffaker (King) 8-0
3. Mariana Hernandez/Jennifer Byrd (UMO) def. Pearl Annan/No player (King), by default

King 1-7, 1-3 Conference Carolinas
Mount Olive 2-1, 1-0 Conference Carolinas