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Olwyn Ryan-Bovey
Olwyn Ryan-Bovey won in doubles and in singles play.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Downs Georgia State

App State Tennis won its seventh match this season and picked up its first Sun Belt by prevailing 4-1 over Georgia State on Saturday. The Mountaineers claimed the doubles point and three victories among the four completed singles matches

App State (7-5, 1-1 SBC) took control of the match early with wins on court 2 and 3 to obtain the doubles point over the Panthers (4-9, 0-2 SBC). The tandem of junior Olwyn Ryan-Bovey and freshman Naledi Manyube were the first to finish with their 6-0 sweep over Georgia State’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Sara Radojevic/Luciana Galvez. Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Savannah Dada-Mascoll and Brooke Demerath secured the doubles point for the Black and Gold with a 6-4 win over No. 3 doubles pairing of Maria Parades/Francesca Miglio.

Dada-Mascoll opened up singles play with her ninth consecutive win to improve to 2-0 in conference play. The sophomore defeated Peredes, 6-1, 6-4, on court 1. Taya Powell defeated Alba Retortillo Soiras 6-3, 7-6 [7-5] in a straight-set victory court 2. Ryan-Bovey clinched the match-winning point as the Cork, Ireland, native Radojevic 6-2, 6-3.

The Mountaineers will host Troy (7-5, 1-1 SBC) on Sunday. The Trojans come into Sunday’s match with App State after losing to Marshall on Friday. The match will begin at 9 a.m. and be held at Deer Valley Athletic Club. Live stats will be provided via appstatesports.com.

Results vs Georgia State

Doubles
Taya Powell/ Maggie Pate (APP) vs Alba Retorillo Soiras/Pragnya Kumar (GSU) unfinished
Olwyn Ryan-Bovey/Naledi Manyube (APP) def. Sara Radojevic/Luciana Galvez (GSU) 6-0
Savannah Dada-Mascoll/Brooke Demerath (APP) def. Maria Parades/Francesca Miglio 6-4 (GSU)
Singles
Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Maria Parades (GSU) 6-1, 6-4
Taya Powell (APP) def. Alba Retorillo Soiras (GSU) 6-3, 7-6 [7-5] Francesca Miglio (GSU) def. Maggie Pate (APP) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) def. Sara Radojevic 6-2, 6-3
Naledi Manyube (APP) vs. Luciana Galvez (GSU) unfinished
Brooke Demerath (APP) vs. Pragnya Kumar (GSU) unfinished