Mount Olive, N.C.—The North Greenville women’s team suffered its second conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to Mount Olive College 7-2 at Walker Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Mount Olive.
The Trojans swept a very closely contested double’s portion by scores of 8-6, 8-5, and the widest margin of victory of 8-2. The doubles sweep by the Trojans is the second time the Crusaders failed to pick-up a doubles win in Conference Carolinas play.
North Greenville trailed 3-0 heading into singles, and Mount Olive would tack on a few more points winning the first four singles matches. NGU’s Susane Lenz fell in the #1 singles 6-3, 6-3, While Aline Ribeiro (6-2, 6-4), Maggie Elliot (6-1, 6-1), and Rebecca Beacham (7-6, 7-1, 6-0) also dropped their singles frames. NGU’s lone wins of the day came from Christina Kiessling who won 6-4, 7-6, and Haley Hardwick who took a 6-1, 4-6, 10-5, for her first singles win of the season.
The loss dropped NGU to 1-2 in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders will continue its North Carolina trip on Saturday when they travel to Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina for a 1pm match with the Bulldogs.