The Mountaineers finished at 86-over-par 662 for the tournament, 52 shots behind tournament champion High Point. The Panthers never gave up the lead, shooting 34-over-par 610. Western Carolina finished in second place at 51-over-par while Winthrop finished third.
Junior Haley Zagoria led the way for Appalachian, carding a 9-over-par 81. Her two-day total of 9-over-par tied Andrea Orozco of Bethune-Cookman and M.K. Donovan of Gardner-Webb for 16th place.
After tying for first place with a 5-over-par 77 in the first round, Zagoria bogeyed nine holes that dropped her out of the lead. High Points Grier Bennett took home the tournament title with a 6-over-par 150. Teammates Sarah Bae and Casey Ward of High Point and Patrizia Trevisan of Bethune-Cookman all tied for second place.
With better weather conditions on Monday, Appalachian ultimately shot better than the first round.
Freshman Emily Stinson carded an 8-over-par 80 in the second round, which was four shots better than her first round score. Freshman Hannah Craver shot five shots better in the second round, while sophomore Lily Yatawara improved her score by nine strokes in the second round. Sophomore Yuxuan Li finished fifth for the Mountaineers carding a 39-over-par 183 but improved in her second round by one stroke.
Appalachian will travel back to the Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club on Thursday to compete in a co-ed match against Gardner-Webb in the annual University Cup. Last year, Western Carolina was able to rally to capture the 7-6 victory against Appalachian in the tournament.
Presbyterian Tops Apps, 6-1
CLINTON, S.C. A strong effort by Presbyterian was too much to overcome as Appalachian State University mens tennis dropped a 6-1 decision on Monday at the Templeton Tennis Courts.
The Mountaineers (7-9) lost all but one singles match and were defeated in the doubles competition as the Blue Hose (20-5) snapped a two-match losing streak to pick up their 20th win of the year.
Oliver Casey continued his solid season as he picked up another win in singles play to move to 10-5 on the year by downing his opponent at the No. 2 spot despite dropping the first set (6-7, 6-4, 10-1).
Appalachians No. 1 doubles tandem of Zach Bost/Sebastien King picked up its ninth win of the season to improve to 9-3 with an 8-5 victory, but Presbyterian would win the other two doubles contests to take the doubles point.
Three Mountaineers went to three sets in their singles matches, but were unable to come up with wins. Bost dropped his match at No. 4 (6-1, 5-7, 6-2) while Daniel Hoang fell at No. 3 (6-4, 6-7, 6-1) and Jack Maddocks lost his contest at No. 4 (2-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Appalachian State returns home on Thursday when it hosts Southern Conference rival Furman at 2:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Tennis Courts.
Presbyterian College 6, Appalachian State 1
Mar 31, 2014 at Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Tennis Courts)
1. MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-1, 6-0
2. Oliver Casey (APP) def. BERGHAUS, Rafael (PCM) 6-7, 6-4, 10-1
3. ROBERTS, Joel (PCM) def. Daniel Hoang (APP) 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
4. KELLEY, Ben (PCM) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
5. MANZANAS, Diego (PCM) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. ASIS, Gonzalo (PCM) def. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 7-5, 6-4
1. Zach Bost/Sebastien King (APP) def. BERGHAUS, Rafael/ROBERTS, Joel (PCM) 8-5
2. MANZANAS, Diego/MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) 8-6
3. KELLEY, Ben/MILLER, Ryan (PCM) def. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) 8-6
Appalachian State 7-9
Presbyterian College 20-5