BOONE, N.C. - Ellie Linsell's come-from-behind victory made for a thrilling afternoon at ASU Tennis Courts, where Appalachian State women's tennis cruised to a well-deserved 6-1 victory over Southern Conference foe Wofford on Saturday afternoon.
From there, the Mountaineers (14-8, 6-4 SoCon) set the stage early for the win, dropping just one point to the visiting Terriers (5-16, 1-9 SoCon) in their final match of the regular season.
Appalachian took the first two doubles slots of the afternoon with 8-2 and 8-6 scores at Nos. 1 and 2, to head into singles play with a one point advantage.
All three seniors won their individual matches. At the top of the rotation, Linsell played a gripping come-from-behind match to a 7-5, 6-1 triumph over Sarah Evans. Ansari rolled past Guinn Garcia at No. 4, 6-3, 6-0, and Celi sealed the match with a straight-set victory over Lucy Schermerhorn, 6-3, 6-3.
Clare Cox carried the momentum in an exciting tiebreak versus Audrey Conventry (6-3, 6-7, 10-4), while Jessica Thaggard recorded Appalachian's sixth point with her 7-5, 6-1 defeat of Mareli Sanchez at No. 5.
Julia Paulson scored Wofford's lone point at No. 3 in a 7-5, 6-4 win over Brianna Armellino.
The Mountaineers will return to action when they head to Elon, N.C. to participate in the SoCon Tournament from April 18-21. Information wll be available on GoASU.com.
Appalachian State 6, Wofford 1
Apr 13, 2013 at Boone, N.C. (ASU Tennis Courts)
|1. Ellie Linsell (APP) def. Sarah Evans (WOF) 7-5, 6-1|
|2. Clare Cox (APP) def. Audrey Coventry (WOF) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4|
|3. Julia Paulson (WOF) def. Brianna Armellino (APP) 7-5, 6-4|
|4. Jennifer Ansari (APP) def. Guinn Garcia (WOF) 6-3, 6-0|
|5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 7-5, 6-1|
|6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOF) 6-3, 6-3|
|1. Ellie Linsell/Clare Cox (APP) def. Julia Paulson/Lucy Schermerhorn (WOF) 8-2|
|2. Brianna Armellino/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. Sarah Evans/Othilia Lindqvist (WOF) 8-6|
|3. Guinn Garcia/Mareli Sanchez (WOF) def. Jennifer Ansari/Gabriela Celi (APP) 8-4|
|Wofford 5-16 (1-9 SoCon)|
|Appalachian State 14-8 (6-4 SoCon)