MT. OLIVE N.C. - The Belmont Abbey women's tennis team closed out its regular season today, losing 6-3 at Mt. Olive. The Abbey finishes the year with a 10-15 overall record and a 4-7 Conference Carolinas record. The Trojans improved to 9-7 on the season and 7-4 in conference play.
In singles play, Noblett again had the highlight performance, as she quickly won her match 6-4, 6-1. Alex Weber also got the Crusaders a win at #6 singles, which she did in a tiebreaker 6-2, 4-6, 1-0.
1. Stella Di Michele (UMO) def. Aisiri Jandyala (BAC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Julie Gonzalez-Rodriguez (UMO) def. Teagan McNamara (BAC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
3. Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Darian DeFrench (BAC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Areej Fareh (UMO) def. Rachele Subik (BAC) 6-4, 7-6
5. Erika Noblett (BAC) def. Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) 6-4, 6-1
6. Alex Weber (BAC) def. Mariana Gamboa (UMO) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0
1. Stella Di Michele/Julie Gonzalez-Rodriguez (UMO) def. Aisiri Jandyala/Teagan McNamara (BAC) 8-2
2. Areej Fareh/Alejandra Hernandez (UMO) def. Rachele Subik/Alex Weber (BAC) 8-3
3. Erika Noblett/Morgan Zahnd (BAC) def. Mariana Gamboa/Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) 8-1
Head Coach Michael Salomon offered the following comments on today's match: "We battled hard today against a Mt. Olive team that was picked first in the pre-season poll for a reason. We had a few winnable matches that we didn't end up on the right side of, but our effort and attitude was excellent. I'm really proud of them today and I'm confident they've learned a lot to take into the post season."
Belmont Abbey will next play in the Conference Carolinas tournament on Friday, April 21 in Sumter, SC. The opponent has yet to be determined.