For the fourth-straight year, GoASU.com is counting down Appalachian State University athletics' 30 most memorable games, matches and meets from the 2012-13 academic year. This year's countdown begins on Friday, July 5 and will continue until Saturday, August 3, the day of Appalachian State football's annual Media Day.
Be sure to check GoASU.com each day to relive all of the Mountaineers' most lasting memories of an exciting and successful 2012-13.
Women's Tennis Outlasts Charlotte, 4-3
February 18, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Appalachian State women's tennis added another win to its record after outlasting University of North Carolina-Charlotte in a close 4-3 final on Monday afternoon at Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
The Mountaineers (6-1) captured the doubles point after defeating the 49ers (6-2) in two sets. Charlotte's Anna Ekelund and Lisa Grosselius took the first set of the afternoon with an 8-6 final against Mountaineer pair Ellie Linsell and Mackenzie LaSure. Appalachian responded as Jennifer Ansari and Clare Cox beat out Natsuko Takayanagi and Alexandra Zinn in No. 2 doubles (8-4), along with Brianna Armellino and Gabriela Celi who outplayed Tyler Baker and Jessica Pérez (8-3) to post the first point of the afternoon (1-0).
Moving into singles action, Linsell found victory in the No. 1 position once again as she defeated Zinn (7-6, 6-2). The Mountaineers were challenged in the middle, as Charlotte's Takayanagi defeated Cox in No. 2 flight (6-2, 7-5), and Ansari fell to Grosselius at the No. 3 position (6-7, 6-3, 10-4). Newcomer Armellino edged Appalachian by one (3-2) with her victory against Baker in No. 4 flight (6-3, 6-4). Ekelund would keep hope alive for the 49ers after posting a win at the No. 5 spot over Jessica Thaggard (6-1, 6-2), but Celi sealed the Appalachian victory when she posted a win against Iveta Guneva in No. 6 flight (6-3, 6-4).
Looking ahead, the Mountaineers return to action when they host East Tennessee State University on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
Appalachian State 4, Charlotte 3
Feb 18, 2013 at Charlotte, N.C. (Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex)
|1. Ellie Linsell (APP) def. Alexandra Zinn (CHAR) 7-6, 6-2|
|2. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHAR) def. Clare Cox (APP) 6-2, 7-5|
|3. Lisa Grosselius (CHAR) def. Jennifer Ansari (APP) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-4|
|4. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. Tyler Baker (CHAR) 6-3, 6-4|
|5. Anna Ekelund (CHAR) def. Jessica Thaggard (APP) 6-1, 6-2|
|6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Iveta Guneva (CHAR) 6-3, 6-4|
|1. Anna Ekelund/Lisa Grosselius (CHAR) def. Mackenzie LaSure/Ellie Linsell (APP) 8-6|
|2. Jennifer Ansari/Clare Cox (APP) def. Natsuko Takayanagi/Alexandra Zinn (CHAR) 8-4|
|3. Brianna Armellino/Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Tyler Baker/Jessica Pérez (CHAR) 8-3|
|Appalachian State 6-1|
APPALACHIAN STATE ATHLETICS MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2012-13
30) Women's Outdoor Track and Field Places Second at SoCon Championships - April 21, 2013
29) Field Hockey 3, Penn 2 (OT) - Sept. 9, 2012
28) Men's Tennis 5, Army 2 - March 10, 2013
27) Women's Basketball, 80, Elon 62 - Feb. 2, 2013
26) Women's Soccer 1, Davidson 0 (2OT) - Sept. 30, 2012
25) Women's Tennis 4, Charlotte 3 - Feb. 18, 2013