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)
|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|
|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|
|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)|