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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

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Southern Miss

App State Tennis improved to 6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play after its 4-1 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. The Mountaineers saw a commanding performance in singles play give the Mountaineers their 12th overall win of the season.

Southern Miss (4-11, 0-7 SBC) claimed the doubles point with victories from its No. 1 and No. 2 doubles pairings. App State’s Brooke Gruber and Savannah Dada-Mascoll secured their fifth win as a tandem after defeating Angelina Blinova and Malannia Vashkevich 6-2.

The Mountaineers (12-6, 6-2 SBC) swept the Golden Eagles in singles action.

Dada-Mascoll defeated Alyssa Richter 6-2, 7-5 on Court 1 to improve her winning streak 15 consecutive matches. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey garnered her first win as App State’s No. 2 player with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hannah Chambers. The Mountaineers secured wins from Maggie Pate and Naledi Manyube on Courts 3 and 4 to give App State the victory. Pate defeated Suhana Chamber 6-4, 6-2, while Manyube defeated Zenn Lim 6-3, 6-3.

The Mountaineers will face South Alabama on Sunday in Mobile, Ala. The Jaguars come into Sunday’s action after winning 4-3 against Marshall, which was in second place in the Sun Belt Conference. Sunday’s match is slated for an 11 a.m. eastern start time.

Results vs Southern Miss

Suhana Das/Alyssa Richter (USM) def. Naledi Manyube/Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) 7-6 [9-7] Hannah Chambers/Zenn Lim (USM) def. Maggie Pate/Taya Powell (APP) 6-3
Savannah Dada-Mascoll/Brooke Gruber (APP) def. Angelina Blinova/Malannia Vashevish (USM) 6-2

Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Alyssa Richter (USM) 6-2, 7-5
Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) def. Hannah Chambers (USM) 6-0, 6-0
Maggie Pate (APP) def. Suhana Das (USM) 6-4, 6-3
Naledi Manyube (APP) def. Zenn Lim (USM) 6-2, 6-3
Brooke Gruber (APP) vs. Angelina Blinova (USM) 6-3, 3-6, 2-1 [unfinished] Brooke Demerath (APP) vs. Malannia Vashkevish (USM) 6-4, 2-6, [unfinished]