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Savannah Dada-Mascoll
Savannah Dada-Mascoll won at number one singles and in number one doubles play.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to James Madison in Sun Belt Play

App State Tennis dropped its Sun Belt Conference opener 5-2 to James Madison on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (6-5, 0-1 SBC) received wins from sophomore Savannah Dada-Mascoll at No. 1 singles and freshman Taya Powell at No. 2 singles to highlight their road performance.

After App State dropped the doubles point, Dada-Mascoll picked up her eighth straight singles win, defeating Daria Munteanu 6-3, 6-0 as the Yorkshire, England, native tied the match at 1-1. Powell secured a win on court two, as the Aussie defeated Cate Broerman 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in three sets. That allowed App State to pull ahead 2-1 over early into singles action.

Despite the early lead, James Madison (4-5, 1-0 SBC) was able to outlast App State. The Dukes swept the remaining singles matches.

The Dukes started the match with two quick wins in doubles play. James Madison won on courts one and three to take the early 1-0 lead.

The Mountaineers will return to the High Country to host a pair of conference matches against Georgia State on Saturday, March 16, and Troy on Sunday, March 17. Both matches are set to start at 10 a.m. Live Stats can be found via appstatesports.com.

Results vs James Madison

Doubles
Daria Munteanu/Ines Oliveira (JMU) def. Savannah Dada-Mascoll/Naledi Manyube (APP) 6-2
Maggie Pate/Taya Powell (APP) vs Cate Broerman/Alexandra Prudente (JMU) unfinished
Hayley Glen/Hope Moulin (JMU) def. Brooke Demerath/Peri Tippins (APP) 6-0
Singles
Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Daria Munteanu (JMU) 6-3, 6-0
Taya Powell (APP) def. Cate Broerman (JMU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Ines Oliveira (JMU) def. Maggie Pate (APP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Hope Moulin (JMU) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) 6-1, 6-4
Alexandra Prudente (JMU) def. Naledi Manyube (APP) 6-3, 7-6 [7-5] Sara Sadadinovic (JMU) def. Brooke Demerath (APP) 6-4, 6-2