Appalachian State women's tennis picked up their seventh victory of the season in a 7-0 victory against non-conference opponent Presbyterian College at Templeton Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon. The victory marks the Mountaineers (7-
2) fourth sweep of the season, and their third shut out, while the Blue Hose drop to 3-2.
Appalachian slid through doubles play, winning all three sets. Ellie Linsell and Mackenzie LaSure breezed past Greer Ransom and Linsay Krause in No. 1 flight (8-1), as did Clare Cox and Jennifer Ansari, who handed Patricia Alves and Courtney Gardiner a loss at No. 2 (8-4). The Mountaineers faced a challenge in No. 3 flight as Presbyterian's Caroline deLoach and Haley Elliott nearly took a win, but came up short to Brianna Armellino and Gabriela Celi (8-6).
In singles play, two Mountaineers won by 6-4, 6-2 margins as Linsell and Ansari moved past Ransom and deLoach in first and third flights, respectively. Cox found victory in her second-flight match against Alves (6-1, 6-1), while freshman Brianna Armellino held off Krause (6-4, 6-0).
Jessica Thaggard and Celi also picked up victories in fifth and sixth flights. Looking ahead, the Mountaineers will host Chattanooga on March 1 at 2 p.m.
Appalachian State 7, Presbyterian College 0
Feb 24, 2013 at Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
1. Ellie Linsell (APP) def. RANSOM, Greer (PC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Clare Cox (APP) def. ALVES, Patricia (PC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jennifer Ansari (APP) def. deLOACH, Caroline (PC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. KRAUSE, Lindsay (PC) 6-4, 6-0
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. LEAHY, Lucia (PC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. ELLIOTT, Haley (PC) 6-3, 6-0
1. Ellie Linsell/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. RANSOM, Greer/KRAUSE, Lindsay (PC) 8-1
2. Clare Cox/Jennifer Ansari (APP) def. ALVES, Patricia/GARDINER, Courtney (PC) 8-4
3. Brianna Armellino/Gabriela Celi (APP) def. deLOACH, Caroline/ELLIOTT, Haley (PC) 8-6
Appalachian State 7-2
Presbyterian College 3-4
Photo Courtesy: Gabriela Celi, ASU Athletics