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Taya Powell
Taya Powell won in dramatic fashion at number two singles play to clinch the Mountaineers win.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Falls to Nationally Ranked Old Dominion

App State Tennis dropped its Senior Day regular-season finale to 66th-ranked Old Dominion 6-1 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers will head to Rome, Ga., for the Sun Belt Tournament next week.

Taya Powell picked up the lone win for App State (12-9, 6-5 SBC) after defeating Old Dominion’s Allison Isaacs 6-1, 7-6 [7-3] at No. 3 singles for the seventh singles win of her freshman season.

Savannah Dada-Mascoll’s outstanding 16-match winning streak came to an end after a back-and-forth match that went the distance with No. 118-ranked Sofia Johnson at the top singles position.

ODU (14-5, 10-0 SBC), which had clinched the Sun Belt regular-season title before Saturday’s match, claimed two out of three wins in doubles play while securing wins in five of the six singles matches to claim victory.

App State will start Sun Belt Tournament play on Thursday, April 25. The seventh-seeded Mountaineers will face the 10th-seeded James Madison in the second round of the tournament. The match is set for a 2 p.m. start time.

Results vs #66 Old Dominion

Doubles
Sofia Johnson/Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU) def. Savannah Dada-Mascoll/Taya Powell (App) 6-2
Alexandra Viktorovich/Ulyana Romanova (ODU) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey/Ellie Murphy (App) 6-4
Naledi Manuybe/Maggie Pate (App) def. Allison Isaacs/Kira Matushkina (ODU) 6-4
Singles
#118 Sofia Johnson (ODU) def. Savannah Dada-Mascoll (App) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU) def. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (App) 6-4, 6-4
Taya Powell (App) def. Allison Isaacs (ODU) 6-1, 7-6 [7-3] Lidiia Rasskouskaia (ODU) def. Maggie Pate (App) 6-4, 6-3
Kira Matushkina (ODU) def. Naledi Manyube (App) 6-4, 6-3
Ulyana Romanova (ODU) def. Brooke Gruber (App) 6-2, 6-0

{Information provided by Appalachian State Athletics}