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Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Louisiana
Helena Jansen won in every competition last week for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Louisiana

The App State women’s tennis team defeated Louisiana, 4-2, on Friday at Deer Valley Racquet Club in Boone, N.C.

The Mountaineers opened doubles action with a 6-2 victory on the No. 3 court from freshman duo Brooke Gruber/Olwyn Ryan-Bovey. The doubles point came down to the No. 1 court, where junior Helena Jansen/sophomore Ellie Murphy fought back from a 1-5 deficit to clinch the doubles point with a score of 7-6(5).

In singles action, Jansen defeated her opponent in two sets, going 6-2, 6-0, on the No. 1 court. Jansen’s win marks her fourth singles win in a row, which brings her singles record to 13-7. The Mountaineers extended their lead to 3-1 after junior Virginia Poggi defeated her opponent, 6-2, 7-6(6) on the No. 3 court. Gruber clinched match point for the Black and Gold on the No. 5 court with a 6-3, 6-2 win.

App State will host ULM at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

App State 4, Louisiana 2
Singles Competition
1. Helena Jansen (APP) def. Catarina Zheng (LA) 6-2, 6-0
2. Carla Urchoeguia (LA) def. Ellie Murphy (APP) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
3. Virginia Poggi (APP) def. Lucie Raquin (LA) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) vs. Momoko Yoshimura (LA) 7-6 (7-3), 4-3, unfinished
5. Brooke Gruber (APP) def. Angel Santiago (LA) 6-3, 6-2
6. AK Harvey (LA) def. No player (APP), by default

Doubles Competition
1. Helena Jansen/Ellie Murphy (APP) def. Carla Urchoeguia/Momoko Yoshimura (LA) 7-6 (7-5)
2. Catarina Zheng/Angel Santiago (LA) def. Virginia Poggi/Erika Dodridge (APP) 6-2
3. Brooke Gruber/Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) def. Lucie Raquin/AK Harvey (LA) 6-2

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,1,3,2,5,4)