Men's Tennis Falls on the Road to #40 Mount Olive, 6-3

Men's Tennis Falls on the Road to #40 Mount Olive, 6-3

MOUNT OLIVE, NC- Mount Olive claimed claimed four of six victories in singles matches, as the 40th-ranked Trojans defeated Belmont Abbey, 6-3, Friday at the Walker Tennis Center in Mount Olive, NC. The Crusaders are now 2-5 overall, 0-2 in Conference Carolinas, while Mount Olive improves to 4-1 overall, 3-0 in league play.

The Crusaders opened up the match, claiming one match in doubles competition. In flight #1, James Delaney and Juan Baez, claimed a hard-fought, 8-6 victory over Ogulcan Deniz and Sherzod Akramov.

The Abbey recorded singles' victories at the #1 and #2 flights. Both Baez and Delaney capped off perfect 2-0 days with straight set victories. Baez defeated Ogulcan Deniz, 6-1, 6-4, while Delaney defeated Jose Luis Cortijos, 6-4, 6-1.

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday for a Carolinas Conference match at Barton. First serve is at 1:00 PM from Wilson, NC.

MOUNT OLIVE 6, BELMONT ABBEY 3

Singles competition

1. Juan Baez (BAC) def. Ogulcan Deniz (UMO) 6-1, 6-4

2. James Delaney (BAC) def. Jose Luis Cortijos (UMO) 6-4, 6-1

3. Martin Moser (UMO) def. Grant Goldin (BAC) 7-6, 6-1

4. Martim Sousa (UMO) def. Young-Jin Kang (BAC) 6-1, 6-0

5. Yannic Stark (UMO) def. Laine Harrett (BAC) 6-3, 6-1

6. Jacob Clarke (UMO) def. Eduardo Escobar (BAC) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. James Delaney/Juan Baez (BAC) def. Ogulcan Deniz/Sherzod Akramov (UMO) 8-6

2. Jose Luis Cortijos/Martim Sousa (UMO) def. Young-Jin Kang/Grant Goldin (BAC) 8-3

3. Martin Moser/Yannic Stark (UMO) def. Laine Harrett/Michael Rapsik (BAC) 8-4