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App State Women’s Tennis Edges Out Georgia State
Sandra Anglesjo had pivotal wins in both singles and doubles play.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Tennis Edges Out Georgia State

App State women’s tennis earned a narrow 4-3 victory against Georgia State in the Sun Belt home opener on Saturday at the Deer Valley Racquet Club.

The Mountaineers improve to 2-5 and 1-0 in the Sun Belt and while Georgia State falls to 2-7 and 0-1 in league action.

With a 3-3 tie in place, it was up to Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken) to seal the win for the Mountaineers, and she delivered with a 6-2 second frame triumph following a tiebreaking first-set victory over Nansi Toskova as the No. 5 in the lineup.

Georgia State started the day off in the lead by capturing the doubles point before App claimed the four singles matches for the win.

Helena Figueras (Girona, Spain/Tyler JC) grabbed the first point for the Mountaineers thanks to her 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Ellie Aldrich. After the Panthers won on Court No. 2, María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) notched a hard-fought win over Eva Chivu. The senior won the tiebreaker in the first frame, 7-6 (7-2) followed by a 6-4 victory to seal the point.

The match went back and forth in finished matches until Virginia Poggi (Civitavecchia, Italy/Ernest Hemingway)also won her singles contest with scores of 6-4 and 7-5 against Alexia Alvarez. The win by Poggi set up Anglesjö’s match-deciding victory.

App State returns to action tomorrow against Georgia Southern at 10 a.m. at Deer Valley Racquet Club.


María José Zacarias (APP) def. Eva Chivu (GSUW) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Andreea Stanescu (GSUW) def. Ksenia Aleshina (APP) 7-5, 6-0
Helena Figueras (APP) def. Ellie Aldrich (GSUW) 6-3, 6-2
Virginia Poggi (APP) def. Alexia Alvarez (GSUW) 6-4, 7-5
Sandra Anglesjö (APP) def. Nansi Toskova (GSUW) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2
Maddy Frediani (GSUW) def. Peri Tippins (APP) 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1, 6, 4, 5


Zacarias/Aleshina (APP) vs. Chivu/Frediani (GSUW) 6-5 (unfinished)
Aldrich/Stanescu (GSUW) def. Anglesjö/Figueras (APP) 6-3
Toskova/Gheorghe (GSUW) def. Tippins/Poggi (APP) 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1