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Savannah Dada-Mascoll
Savannah Dada-Mascoll won at number two singles.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Tennis Downs Louisiana-Monroe

App State Tennis swept ULM 4-0 on Sunday to post back-to-back victories on the first weekend of Sun Belt Conference play.

It’s the first time the Mountaineers have ever swept back-to-back Sun Belt opponents. They defeated Arkansas State 4-0 on Saturday.

“We’re happy with two sweeps on the weekend,” head coach Ashleigh Antal said. “JMU is going to be tough. We have a lot of work to do, we just have to trust the process and keep moving forward.”

App State (5-4) won the doubles point for the third straight match to start Sunday’s competition. Helena Jansen and Maggie Pate won 6-2 on court two before Virginia Poggi and Brooke Gruber clinched the point with a 6-3 win on court three. On court one, Ellie Murphy and Savannah Dada-Mascoll were up 5-2 when the point was clinched.

The Mountaineers made quick work of ULM (2-11) in singles. First to finish was Dada-Mascoll with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2, followed by Jansen with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 1 and then Poggi with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4.

Erika Dodridge, playing in her first match of the year, was up a set (6-1) at No. 5 when the final point was clinched.

Up next for App State is a home match against Sun Belt newcomer James Madison on Saturday, March 18. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m., location to be determined based on the weather forecast.