Women's Tennis Celebrates Senior Day With 9-0 Win Over Barton

Women's Tennis Celebrates Senior Day With 9-0 Win Over Barton

Seniors Roxanne Chouinard and Francesca Ceppi combined for a doubles win and pulled out three-set wins in singles play as University of Mount Olive celebrated Senior Day with a 9-0 victory over Barton College in Conference Carolinas women's tennis Tuesday at Walker Tennis Center. The match was the Trojans' regular season finale.

Mount Olive (13-5 overall, 9-2 Conference Carolinas) swept doubles play to jump out to a quick 3-0 lead. Chouinard and Ceppi won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, Alejandra Hernandez and Maite Belloso posted an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles and Paulina Delgado and Jennifer Byrd won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Hernandez gave the Trojans a 4-0 lead with a 7-5, 7-6 win at No. 3 singles. Hernandez trailed 5-1 in the second set tie-breaker before rallying to win the final six points of the match.

Ceppi took the opening set 6-1 at No. 1 singles, but fell behind 5-0 in the second set before falling 6-3. Ceppi came back with another 6-1 win in the third set to give the Trojans an insurmountable 5-0 lead and clinch the team victory.

Chouinard overcame a first-set loss to post a win at No. 2 singles. Delgado (No. 4 singles) and Belloso (No. 5 singles) both posted straight-set wins.

Originally scheduled for a week earlier, the match had to be rescheduled five times due to the weather.

The two teams will see each other again this week as No. 3 seed Mount Olive faces No. 6 seed Barton in the first round of the 2015 Conference Carolinas Women's Tennis Tournament Friday at Sumter, S.C. The tournament runs through Sunday.