Mount Olive Women's Tennis Captures First Tennis Title!

Women's Tennis Captures First Conference Tournament Championship With 5-2 Win Over Barton

(courtesy of UMO Sports Information)

Women's Tennis Captures First Conference Tournament Championship With 5-2 Win Over Barton

Sumter, S.C. – For the first time in program history, the University of Mount Olive women's tennis team captured the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship with a 5-2 victory over Barton College on Sunday morning at the Sumter Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C.

COMPETITION INFORMATION
Location:  Sumter Palmetto Tennis Center, Sumter, S.C.

INSIDE THE RESULTS

  • The Trojans opened the match with a 2-1 advantage in doubles action.
  • Seniors Stella Di Michele and Julie Gonzalez-Rodriguez earned an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.
  • Senior Alejandra Hernandez and freshman Areej Fareh followed with an 8-3 win of their own at No. 2 doubles.
  • UMO held its advantage in singles by capturing three of the four finished singles matchups.
  • Di Michele stormed past her opponent at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
  • At No. 6 singles, senior Mariana Gamboa glided past her opponent, 6-1, 6-0.
  • The Trojans clinched the match and the conference tournament championship as Fareh earned a come-from-behind, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 4 singles.

NOTABLES

  • Mariana Gamboa was named the tournament's most valuable player and Stella Di Michele and Areej Fareh were selected to the all-tournament team.
  • The conference tournament championship is the Trojans' first in program history

COACH'S COMMENTS

  • "At the beginning of the year, we talked about believing we could win and they believed they could do it and they did. They deserve the championship, our first ever, and I'm so proud of them." – UMO head coach Kevin Coghill.