Local sports digest
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on February 13, 2006 2:19 PM
Trojan netters cruise
Mount Olive won all six singles matches as the Trojans opened their 2006 season with an 8-1 victory over Fayetteville State in non-conference NCAA II women's tennis Friday at Walker Tennis Center.
Lucia Henkle, last year's Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year, won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Trojans. Jen Mosier's straight-set win at No. 4 singles clinched the overall win for Mount Olive. Mariana Shimoda and Lauren Harris followed with wins at Nos. 2 and 5 singles respectively.
Freshman Carol Salgado de Aro lost only two games at No. 3 singles in her collegiate debut, while sophomore Emily Escolas, also making her collegiate tennis debut, won a second-set tie-breaker at No. 6 singles.
Mount Olive (1-0) is off until Thursday when the Trojans travel to Greenville, N.C., to face Division I East Carolina. Fayetteville State (0-1) plays host to Methodist Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Mount Olive 8, Fayetteville State 1
Lucia Henkle (MOC) d. Ines Nieves (FSU) 6-0, 6-2
Marianna Shimoda (MOC) d. Constance Lee (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
Carol Salgado de Aro (MOC) d. LeJacquelyn Artis (FSU) 6-1, 6-0
Jen Moats (MOC) d. Shayla Watson (FSU) 7-5, 6-4
Lauren Harris (MOC) d. Arie Bennett (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
Emily Escolas (MOC) d. Krystina Johnson (FSU) 6-1, 7-6
Henkle/Salgado de Aro (MOC) d. Nieves/Lee (FSU) 8-3
Shimoda/Harris (MOC) d. Watson/Artis (FSU) 9-7
Bennett/Contessa Sanchez (FSU) d. Moats/Escolas (MOC) 9-8
Mount Olive: 1-0; Fayetteville State: 0-1
in season finale
BETHEL -- Goldsboro's LaQuita Holmes had a team-best 18 points in the Cougars' 51-40 loss at North Pitt on Friday.
Goldsboro (3-17 overall) concluded the season at 0-8 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play.
Tiffany Pearsall added eight points for the Cougars.
The Panthers finished at 3-8 overall and 3-5 in the EPC.
The Eastern Wayne High School Warrior Club will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the school's media center.
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