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Jessica Thaggard and the Mountaineers wrapped up their fall slate at the ECU Invitational over the weekend.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
Mountaineers Finish Fall Play at ECU Invitational
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 11/03/2013 (ET)
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women's tennis wrapped up its fall schedule over the weekend at the ECU Invitational at the River Birch Tennis Center.

The Mountaineers played in three tournaments during the fall in preparation for the spring championship season and had solid showings in each tournament.

Clare Cox finished 1-1 at No. 1 singles with a win over Coastal Carolina's Libby Scott (7-6 (3), 6-2) and a loss to Angie Sekely of UNCW (6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)). Gabrielle Wreder also went 1-1 at No. 2 singles with a win over CCU's Kourtney Kowal (6-3, 6-4) and a loss to UNCW's Olga Blank (6-1, 6-2).

Brianna Armellino also posted a 1-1 record at No. 4 singles while Jessica Thaggard went 1-1 in the No. 5 spot. Sarah King, Megan Mullen and McKayla Zupan were unable to pick up wins in their respective flights.

In doubles action, Thaggard/King dropped their only match of the tournament to the UNCW tandem of Hamilton Lovett/Christina Kharkevitch.

Appalachian begins its spring schedule at Wake Forest on Jan. 25 and plays its first home match against UNC Asheville on Feb. 5 at Yonahlossee Racquet Club.


Flight 1
Libby Scott (Coastal Carolina) def. Melis Tanik (ECU), 7-5, 6-4
Angie Sekely (UNCW) def. Clare Cox (Appalachian State), 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Clare Cox (Appalachian State) def. Libby Scott (Coastal Carolina), 7-6 (3), 6-2
Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Angie Sekely (UNCW), 6-3, 6-3

Flight 2
Michelle Castro (ECU) def. Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina), 6-4, 6-3
Olga Blank (UNCW) def. Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State), 6-1, 6-1
Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State) def. Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina), 6-3, 6-4
Alyssa Ritchie (UNCW) def. Michelle Castro (ECU), 6-4, 6-0

Flight 3
Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina) def. Nicole Laduca (ECU), 6-4, 6-4
Alyssa Ritchie (UNCW) def. Scarlett Walston (ECU), 6-4, 6-1
Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina) vs. Scarlett Walston (ECU), 6-4, 6-4
Olga Blank (UNCW) def. Nicole Laduca (ECU), 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Flight 4
Kelly Cameron (UNCW) def. Brianna Armellino (Appalachian State), 6-1, 6-2
Brianna Armellino (Appalachian State) def. Marie Babayan (Coastal Carolina), 4-3, retired
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) def. Marie Babayan (Coastal Carolina), 6-1, 6-1
Kelly Cameron (UNCW) def. Emily Groeneveld (ECU), 6-3, 6-3

Flight 5
Jessica Thaggard (Appalachian State) def. Hollie Champion (UNCW), 6-4, 6-0
Neena Wanko (ECU) def. Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina), 6-4, 6-4
Christine Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Neena Wanko (ECU), 6-4, 6-4
Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina) def. Jessica Thaggard (Appalachian State), 6-2, 6-2

Flight 6
Christine Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Sarah King (Appalachian State), 6-2, 6-2
Dana Gray (ECU) def. Amanda Malatek (Coastal Carolina), 6-4, 6-4
Amanda Malatek (Coastal Carolina) def. Sarah King (Appalachian State), 4-6, 7-6(4), 1-0 (10-6)
Hollie Champion (UNCW) def. Dana Gray (ECU), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Flight 7
Hamilton Lovett (UNCW) def. Megan Mullen (Appalachian State), 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
Mila Majtan (Coastal Carolina) def. Maria Storozheva (ECU), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Mila Majtan (Coastal Carolina) def. Megan Mullen (Appalachian State), 6-2, 6-1
Hamilton Lovett (UNCW) def. Maria Storozheva (ECU), 7-6(3), retired

Flight 8
Alix Theodossiou (UNCW) def. McKayla Zupan (Appalachian State), 6-1, 6-2
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina), 2-6, 2-2 retired
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. Miller Hales (UNCW), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Karling Watson (ECU) def. McKayla Zupan (Appalachian State), 6-3, 0-1 retired


Flight 1
Alyssa Ritchie/Angie Sekely (UNCW) def. Libby Scott/Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina), 8-2

Flight 2
Kelly Cameron/Miller Hales (UNCW) def. Kourtney Kowal/Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina), 8-4

Flight 3
Olga Blank/Hollie Champion (UNCW) def. Marie Babayan/Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina), 8-0

Flight 4
Hamilton Lovett/Christina Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU), 8-2
Hamilton Lovett/Christina Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Jessica Thaggard/Sarah King (Appalachian State), 8-2
Hamilton Lovett/Christina Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Amanda Malatek/Mila Majat (Coastal Carolina), 8-5

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