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Elon Clips ASU In Women's Tennis PDF Print
Written by Jennifer Clark   
Friday, 12 April 2013 08:07

In a tightly played contest, Appalachian State women’s tennis was unable to edge instate foe Elon, as the Mountaineers fell just shy in a 4-3 defeat on Thursday afternoon at Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. The match on started out with the Phoenix (18-3, 8-2 SoCon) grabbing the team point after sweeping doubles with a pair of 8-1 wins at the No. 1 and 3 slots, along with an 8-4 score at No. 2. Elon quickly moved ahead, 3-0, after taking posting straight-set 6-2 and 6-1 victories in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Senior Ellie Linsell posted the Mountaineers’ (13-8, 5-4 SoCon) first point of the afternoon when she picked up a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles.
At No. 5, Jessica Thaggard defeated Barbora Lazarova, 6-4. 6-3.  Gabriela Celi followed suit in a three-set tiebreak against Maria Camara Ruiz (4-6, 6-3, 10-6) for a No. 6 triumph, but the Phoenix returned with a 6-1, 7-5 score at No. 4 to seal their 4-3 victory.
The Mountaineers return home to close out the regular season against Wofford on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.

Elon 4, Appalachian State 3
Apr 11, 2013 at Elon, N.C. (Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)
Singles competition

1. Ellie Linsell (APP) def. Jordan Johnston (ELON) 6-1, 6-4
2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Clare Cox (APP) 6-2, 6-2
3. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) def. Brianna Armellino (APP) 6-1, 6-1
4. Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Jennifer Ansari (APP) 6-1, 7-5
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) 6-4, 6-3
6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6

Doubles competition
1. Jordan Johnston/Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Ellie Linsell/Clare Cox (APP) 8-1
2. Viviana Stavreva/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) def. Gabriela Celi/Jennifer Ansari (APP) 8-4
3. Briana Berne/Taylor Casey (ELON) def. Brianna Armellino/Jessica Thaggard (APP) 8-1

Match Notes

Appalachian State 13-8, 5-4
Elon 18-3, 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,1,4,5,6)
T-3:20 A-87


Photo Courtesy: Gabriela Celi, ASU Athletics

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