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Valkyries Fall 8-1 To Mount Olive On Senior Day

Carlie Peeler
Carlie Peeler

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College tennis team fell to Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon by the score of 8-1. The Trojans swept the doubles competition before taking five of six in the singles event. Kaitlin Knight took care of Nicole La Chappelle (6-4, 7-6) to earn the only win on the day for the Valkyries. Prior to the contest, head coach Katie Mancebo honored Knight, Abby Roth, Alex Schlesener, and Carlie Peeler for their contributions to the Converse tennis program during their time with the Purple and Gold.

 Singles competition

1. Sonja Gartner (UMO) def. Steffi Kong (CONVERSE) 7-6, 2-6, 10-1

2. Areej Fareh (UMO) def. Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) 6-2, 6-4

3. Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) def. Nicole La Chappelle (UMO) 6-4, 7-6

4. Jennifer Byrd (UMO) def. Alex Schlesener (CONVERSE) 6-4, 6-0

5. Emma Burroughs (UMO) def. Morgan Hildebrandt (CONVERSE) 7-5, 7-5

6. Caroline Carter (UMO) def. Carlie Peeler (CONVERSE) 6-4, 7-6


 Doubles competition

1. Sonja Gartner/Areej Fareh (UMO) def. Steffi Kong/Kaitlin Knight (CONVERSE) 8-3

2. Nicole La Chappelle/Jennifer Byrd (UMO) def. Alex Schlesener/Taylor Parrott (CONVERSE) 8-3

3. Emma Burroughs/Caroline Carter (UMO) def. Morgan Hildebrandt/Abby Roth (CONVERSE) 8-4


Match Notes:

Mount Olive 7-13, 6-5 CC

Converse 8-12, 3-8 CC

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