Women's Tennis Outlasts UNC Pembroke 5-4

Women's Tennis Outlasts UNC Pembroke 5-4

Francesca Ceppi posted a straight-set win at No. 1 singles and combined with Roxanne Chouinard for a victory at No. 1 doubles as University of Mount Olive defeated UNC Pembroke 5-4 in non-conference women's tennis Tuesday at Pembroke, N.C. The win was the Trojans' fifth in a row.

Mount Olive (5-1) took two of three doubles matches and built a 4-2 lead after singles wins by Ceppi and Chouinard. Alejandra Hernandez won 7-6, 7-5 at No. 3 singles to clinch the team victory.

Mount Olive returns to action this weekend as the Trojans travel to Upstate South Carolina for a pair of Conference Carolinas matches. The Trojans are at Limestone Friday at 2 p.m., then at Converse Saturday at 11 a.m.

Mount Olive 5, UNC Pembroke 4

1. Francesca Ceppi (UMO) def. Leigh-Anne McAfee (UNCP) 6-2, 6-0
2. Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Kelsey Vanquaethem (UNCP) 6-2, 3-1, retired
3. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 7-6 (7-0), 7-5
4. G. van Ooststroom (UNCP) def. Paulina Delgado (UMO) 3-6, 4-3, retired
5. Monica Espitia (UNCP) def. Maite Belloso (UMO) 6-4, 6-4
6. Mariana Gamboa (UMO) vs. Morgan Sheehan (UNCP) no result

1. Francesca Ceppi/Roxanne Chouinard (UMO) def. Leigh-Anne McAfee/Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 8-2
2. G. van Ooststroom/Kelsey Vanquaethem (UNCP) def. Alejandra Hernandez/Maite Belloso (UMO) 8-5
3. Paulina Delgado/Jennifer Byrd (UMO) def. Monica Espitia/Morgan Sheehan (UNCP) 8-6

Mount Olive 6-1
UNC Pembroke 5-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (,2,1,5,3,4,6)