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Jessica Thaggard earned her 10th win of the season on Senior Day in Appalachian's 6-1 win over Western Carolina.
Courtesy: Tyler Buckwell
Apps Crush Catamounts on Senior Day
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 04/06/2014 (ET)

BOONE, N.C. – Jessica Thaggard earned her 10th singles win of the season on Senior Day and Appalachian State University women's tennis rolled to a 6-1 win over Southern Conference rival Western Carolina on Sunday at the Appalachian Tennis Courts.

The Mountaineers (7-15, 3-6 SoCon) swept all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point and earned straight-set victories in four of six singles matches to top the Catamounts (1-15-1, 0-7) in their final conference match.

Appalachian's No. 3 doubles team of Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen set the tone early with an 8-4 win while the No. 1 pairing of Mackenzie LaSure/Gabrielle Wreder earned an 8-7 (7-4) win and the No. 2 team of Clare Cox/McKayla Zupan came away with an 8-7 (7-3) victory.

In singles play, LaSure made short work of her opponent in a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 2 spot while Thaggard scored a 6-4, 6-0 win at the No. 5 position. The Mountaineers wrapped up the match when Mullen earned a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 6.

Armellino and Cox added two more points to the scorebook for the Apps later in the day. Armellino grabbed a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 while Cox earned a hard-fought 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 win at No. 1

Appalachian State wraps up its regular season when it hosts Gardner-Webb in a non-conference contest at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Appalachian State 6, Western Carolina 1
Apr 06, 2014 at Boone, N.C. (Appalachian Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Clare Cox (APP) def. Stacia Kissell (WCU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
2. Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Megan McLinden (WCU) def. Gabrielle Wreder (APP) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. Nicole Nielly (WCU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Megan Mullen (APP) def. Erin Maguire (WCU) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Gabrielle Wreder/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. Stacia Kissell/Shannon Bettiol (WCU) 8-7 (7-4)
2. Clare Cox/McKayla Zupan (APP) def. Megan McLinden/Nicole Nielly (WCU) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen (APP) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares/Erin Maguire (WCU) 8-4
Match Notes
Western Carolina 1-15-1, 0-7 SoCon
Appalachian State 7-15, 3-6 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,5,6,4,1,3)


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