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App State Women’s Tennis Falls To Coastal Carolina
Virginia Poggi won at number four singles for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to Coastal Carolina

App State women’s tennis fell to Coastal Carolina, 4-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Rivers Street Courts.

App State falls to 5-12 and 4-6 in Sun Belt play, while Coastal Carolina improves to 13-5 and 7-3 in league action.

The Mountaineers once again got off to a solid start as they claimed the doubles point for a 1-0 lead.

Helena Jansen (Girona Spain,Tyler JC/Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken) improved to 9-3 and 7-3 in league competition following a 6-2 win over V. De Samucewicz/Jesse Hollins as the No. 2 duo.

After the Chanticleers won their doubles match on Court 3, María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo)/Ksenia Aleshina (Moscow, Russia/Little Champions) earned their sixth consecutive victory, defeating Somer Dalla-Bona/Jessie Mount to clinch the doubles point. Zacarias/Aleshina are 9-2 overall and 7-2 in the Sun Belt.

The visitors won four of the six singles matches, while Virginia Poggi (Civitavecchia, Italy/Ernest Hemingway) was the lone Mountaineer to win a singles contest. Poggi defeated Valentina Urelli in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, as the No. 4 in the lineup.

CCU’s four wins in singles were in straight sets. Aleshina nearly forced the third frame after forcing a tiebreaker in the second set but fell 7-6 (10-8).

Zacarias won the second set of her matchup against Dalla-Bona, but the contest went unfinished.

Appalachian returns to action on Friday at 1 p.m. against No. 53 Charlotte.

Singles
1. María José Zacarias (APP) vs. Somer Dalla-Bona (CCU), 3-6, 6-4, 0-4, unfinished
2. Kristyna Jurkova (CCU) def. Ksenia Aleshina (APP), 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
3. V. De Samucewicz (CCU) def. Helena Jansen (APP), 6-3, 6-4
4. Virginia Poggi (APP) def. Valentina Urelli (CCU), 6-4, 6-4
5. Jesse Hollins (CCU) def. Sandra Anglesjö (APP), 6-2, 6-1
6. Jessie Mount (CCU) def. Peri Tippins (APP), 6-0, 6-0

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

Doubles
1. Zacarias/Aleshina (APP) def. Dalla-Bona/Mount (CCU), 6-4
2. Jansen/Anglesjö (APP) def. De Samucewicz/Hollins (CCU), 6-2
3. Jurkova/Urelli (CCU) def. Tippins/Poggi (APP), 6-3