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Savannah Dada-Mascoll
Savannah Dada-Mascoll picked up wins in number one singles and at number one doubles play for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Edged out by Louisiana

App State Tennis fell to Louisiana 4-3 on Friday, snapping the Mountaineers’ four-match winning streak. It was App State’s second Sun Belt Conference loss and its first since the league opener against JMU.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (6-7, 3-4 SBC) won two out of three doubles matches to gain an early 1-0 lead over the Mountaineers (10-6, 4-2 SBC). App State’s No.3 doubles tandem of Brooke Gruber and Savannah Dada-Mascoll defeated Louisiana’s Paige Duncan and Jenaila Prulla 6-2 on Court 3 for their third win as a team this season.

In singles action, App State reclaimed the lead with wins from Olwyn Ryan-Bovey and Dada-Mascoll. Ryan-Bovey defeated Kamea Medora 6-1, 6-1 in straight sets to tie the match at 1-1. The Cork, Ireland, native has won her fourth match this season, all playing No. 4. Dada-Mascoll continued to dominate, improving her winning streak to 13 matches. She defeated Carla Urchoeguia 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 on Court 1 en route to a 2-1 lead for the Mountaineers. After dropping the first set, freshman Naledi Manyube defeated Angelique Barret 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in come-from-behind fashion to garner her eight win in her first collegiate season. Louisiana was able to pick up wins on Courts 5 and 6 to claim the win.

Results vs Louisiana

Doubles
Carla Urchoeguia/Angelique Berrat (UL) def. Naledi Manyube/Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) 7-6 [7-5] Nina Krecklenberg/Kamea Medora (UL) def. Maggie Pate/Taya Powell (APP) 6-3
Brooke Gruber/Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Paige Duncan/Jenaila Prulla 6-2
Singles
Savannah Dada-Mascoll (APP) def. Carla Urchoeguia (UL) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Cristine Tchanichev (UL) def. Maggie Pate (APP) 2-6, 7-5, 7-5
Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) def. Kamea Medora (UL) 6-1, 6-1
Naledi Manyube (APP) def. Paige Duncan (UL) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Angelique Barret (UL) def. Brooke Gruber (APP) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Nina Krecklenberg (UL) def. Brooke Demerath (APP) 6-0, 6-0