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Savannah Dada-Mascoll
Savannah Dada-Mascoll picked up the lone point for the Mountaineers with her win at number one singles.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Drops Matchup Against Virginia Tech

App State Tennis fell 5-2 to Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Sophomore Savannah Dada-Mascoll and graduate student Maggie Pate managed to secure a pair of victories for the Mountaineers (2-2).

Pate is now 7-0 in singles play after notching a tiebreak victory on Court 2 via a 6-4, 5-7, (10-8) score against the Hokies’ Özlem Uslu.

Dada-Mascoll won her first singles match of the season on Court 1. After dropping the first set 6-2, the Yorkshire, England native won the second set 6-3. Dada-Mascoll’s momentum carried to the decisive tiebreaker, as she clinched the win by a 10-4 margin to defeat Katie Andreini.

Virginia Tech picked up singles wins on Courts 3-6 to rise to 4-2 on the season.

The Black and Gold dropped the doubles point early, as the Hokies took control on all three courts.

The Mountaineers will travel to Boiling Springs to face off with Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Feb 18. The match is set for a 1 p.m. start time. It will be the second installment of the Mountaineers’ four-match road stint, as they will then travel to ETSU on Feb. 20 and Elon on Feb. 25 before returning the High County on March 1.

Katie Andreini/Dariya Rodulova (VT) def. Savannah Dada-Mascoll/Taya Powell (APP) 6-4
Semra Aksu/Erika Cheng (VT) def. Naledi Manyube/Maggie Pate (APP) 6-4
Charlotte Cartledge/ Özlem Uslu (VT) def. Riley Collins/Brooke Gruber (APP) 6-2

Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Katie Andreini (VT) 2-6, 6-3, [10-4] Maggie Pate (APP) def. Özlem Uslu (VT) 6-4, 5-7, [10-8] Laima Frosh (VT) def. Naledi Manyube (APP) 5-7, 6-3, [10-3] Semra Aksu (VT) def. Riley Collins (APP) 6-3, 6-3
Erika Cheng (VT) def. Brooke Gruber (APP) 6-1, 6-1
Charlotte Cartledge (VT) def. Peri Tippins (APP) 6-1, 6-0