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Savannah Dada-Mascoll
Savannah Dada-Mascoll won at number two singles.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Opens Sun Belt Play With Sweep

App State Tennis started its conference season with a bang by sweeping Arkansas State 4-0 in Saturday’s Sun Belt opener at the Deer Valley Racquet Club.

“I thought we went out with great energy today, and we really trusted the process,” head coach Ashleigh Antal said. “I felt good coming off a big week of practice. Everybody went out there and did their job, and there was nothing else we could ask for.”

Playing at home for the first time in almost two months, the Mountaineers wasted no time gaining a 1-0 advantage in the team score by winning the doubles point. After Savannah Dada-Mascoll and Ellie Murphy stormed to a 6-0 victory at No. 1, Virginia Poggi and Brooke Gruber clinched the point with a 6-2 win at No. 3.

It was more of the same in singles, where Maggie Pate claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3, followed by Helena Jansen’s 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1. The final point came from freshman Dada-Mascoll, who improved her season singles record to 5-1 with a 6-1, 7-5 victory on court two.