Women's Tennis Defeats Erskine 8-1 In Conference Carolinas Action

Women's Tennis Defeats Erskine 8-1 In Conference Carolinas Action

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive women's tennis team picked up an 8-1 win over Erskine College on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas competition at the John Neal Walker Tennis Courts in Mount Olive, N.C. 

Location: John Neal Walker Tennis Courts | Mount Olive, N.C. 
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  • The Trojans came out of the doubles round holding the 3-0 advantage over the Flying Fleet. 
  • UMO went in order of finish winning on court 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
  • Sonja Gärtner and Areej Fareh swept the Erskine No. 1 pair winning 8-0.
  • Alex Goffin and Jennifer Byrd brought home the 8-2 win in the No. 2 doubles game giving UMO a 2-0 match lead.
  • Nicole La Chappelle and Emma Burroughs rounded out the doubles sets winning 8-4 over the No. 3 duo from Erskine.
  • UMO nearly completed a 9-0 sweep over Erskine but dropped one singles game to win by 8-1.
  • Jennifer Byrd started off the singles round winning on court five, 6-0, 6-1.
  • Areej Fareh won on court three in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
  • Sonja Gärtner put up a tough fight on court one to come back from being one set down to winning in three sets, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 10-6.
  • Alex Goffin gave the Trojans their seventh point of the match with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles.
  • Emma Burroughs was the last Trojan to earn a point as she won 8-5 in a pro set on court six.
  • Nicole La Chappelle dropped her game at singles No. 4, 8-7 (7-5).


  • Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,1,2,6,4)
  • For the first time this season the UMO women's tennis team won all three doubles points.


The Trojans are back in action on March 16 as they return to the John Neal Walker Tennis Center to host Conference Carolinas opponent Lees-McRae. First serve is set for 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.