App State women’s tennis finished their season in a tight loss to Texas State Thursday, falling 4-2 in the first round of the Sun Belt Championship.
The No. 9 seeded Bobcats started the day by clinching the doubles point at the No. 2 court. Helena Jansen and Ellie Murphy were up 4-3 at the No. 1 doubles position when the point was grabbed.
The Mountaineers earned two points in singles action, with Olwyn Ryan-Bovey winning 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 3 court. Virginia Poggi then earned App State’s second point by defeating her opponent 6-3, 6-4 at singles 3.
The Mountaineers’ comeback effort came up short when Texas State tallied their fourth team point at the No. 1 court. Murphy had split sets at the No. 2 singles position when the match was called.
Texas State 4, App State 2
1. Kvapilova, Hana (TXST) def. Helena Jansen (APP) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Ellie Murphy (APP) vs. Malazonia, Kate (TXST) 6-4, 3-6, 1-3, unfinished
3. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) def. McCutcheon, Mae (TXST) 6-0, 6-1
4. Virginia Poggi (APP) def. Fortuno, Sofia (TXST) 6-3, 6-4
5. Lora, Maria (TXST) def. Brooke Gruber (APP) 6-3, 6-1
6. Gonzalez, Renata (TXST) def. No player (APP), by walkover
1. Helena Jansen/Ellie Murphy (APP) vs. Kvapilova, Hana/Malazonia, Kate (TXST) 4-3, unfinished
2. McCutcheon, Mae/Chan, Jadeh (TXST) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey/Virginia Poggi (APP) 6-1
Texas State 6-15
App State 5-16
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,5,3,4,1)