Mount Olive Trojans Defeat Chowan Hawks 5-0 In Conference Opener

Mount Olive Trojans Defeat Chowan Hawks 5-0 In Conference Opener

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive women's tennis team defeated the Hawks of Chowan University, who are the reigning Conference Carolinas Women's Tennis Champions, 5-0 in the conference opener at the John Neal Walker Tennis Courts in Mount Olive, N.C.

Location: John Neal Walker Tennis Courts   |   Mount Olive, N.C.
Results: Box Score  |  Results


  • The Trojans found themselves leading 1-0 after sweeping the Hawks in the doubles matches.
  • Lina Maria Alarcon and Arianna Orozco downed their opponents in the No. 1 doubles match 6-1, while Deike Schipper and Carmen Espinos won the No. 2 doubles 6-3 to clinch the doubles point for UMO.
  • The No. 3 doubles team of Ece Yuksel and Maria Impalea won by forfeit as CU didn't have players to fill the duo.
  • As the teams moved on to the singles matches, the weather started to cool down to a chilly 40 and below.
  • Mount Olive won three singles matches on the court and took a fourth by forfeit to win the overall match 5-0.
  • Deike Schipper in the No. 4 singles slot won in a quick 6-1, 6-2 decision.
  • She was followed by Lina Maria Alarcon at No. 2 who won her match 7-5, 6-0 and Ece Yuksel won the No. 1 singles match against a tough Cynthia Carrier 7-5, 6-3. 


  • New rules were implemented this season that changed the point value of the doubles points. Now the first team with two doubles wins gets one match point.
  • The unfinished matches were cut short due to rain/ice on the courts. 
  • Order of Finish: Doubles - 1,2; Singles - 4,2,1


Mount Olive is back in action for a three-match road trip to Catawba, Lenior-Rhyne, and N.C. Wesleyan. The Trojans take on the Indians of Catawba on Friday at 2 p.m. in Salisbury, N.C., followed with a match against the Bears of LRU in Hickory, N.C., on Saturday at 11 a.m. UMO will go up to Rocky Mount, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for a 2 p.m. match against the Battling Bishops of N.C. Wesleyan to wrap up the road trip.