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App State Women’s Tennis Edged Out By Wofford
Helena Jansen won her fifth straight match.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Tennis Edged Out by Wofford

App State women’s tennis fell to Wofford in a narrow 4-3 decision at the Reeves Tennis Center. App State drops to 1-4 on the season while the Terriers move to 3-1.

The Mountaineers won the doubles point after Helena Figueras/Virginia Poggi downed Kay Kluska / Brittney Wilbur in the clinching contest, 6-3. Ksenia Aleshina/Virginia Poggi started the match off with a 6-2 triumph over Georgia Fischer / Liz Massie on the second court before María José Zacarias/Teodora Sevo fell to their counterparts as the top tandem.

Zacarias bounced back in singles as she defeated Vroman in straight sets with a 7-6, 6-3 triumph for her first win of the season. Wofford got on the board when Anglesjö fell to Kay Kluska in straight sets.

Wofford tied up the contest, 2-2, after Poggi fell to Georgia Fischer (7-6, 6-2). Figueras added to her doubles win as she dealt Emely Kahrs a 7-5, 6-3 defeat, giving App a 3-2 edge.

The contest came down to the last two matches, where Wofford picked up the two wins on Courts 2 and 3. Both Sevo and Ksenia Aleshina came back from one-set deficits but fell in the third frame to their opponents.

Figueras highlighted the day with a singles and doubles victory.

App State returns to action on Wednesday, March 3 against Elon on the road at 2 p.m.

1. María José Zacarias (APP) def. Jenna Vroman (WOF) 7-6, 6-3
2. Lilie Steryous (WOF) def. Teodora Sevo (APP) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
3. Liz Massie (WOF) def. Ksenia Aleshina (APP) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
4. Georgia Fischer (WOF) def. Virginia Poggi (APP) 7-6, 6-2
5. Helena Figueras (APP) def. Emely Kahrs (WOF) 7-5, 6-3
6. Kay Klusha (WOF) def. Sandra Anglesjö (APP) 6-4, 6-3

Order of Finish: 1,6,4,5,3,2

1. Vroman / Steryous (WOF) def. Zacarias/Sevo (APP) 6-3
2. Aleshina/Anglesjö (APP) def. Fischer/Massie (WOF) 6-2
3. Poggi/Figueras (APP) def. Kluska/Wilbur (WOF) 6-4

Order of Finish: 2,1,3