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Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Season Ends At Sun Belt Tournament
Virginia Poggi won at number four singles for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Season Ends at Sun Belt Tournament

App State women’s tennis fell to No. 5W seed Texas State, 4-1, in the Opening Round of the Sun Belt Championships held in Peachtree City, Ga.

The Mountaineers’ season concludes at 6-14, while the Bobcats advance to the quarterfinals to face the first seed from the West Division in UTA tomorrow.

App State aimed to get off to a good start by winning the doubles match, but Texas State earned the 1-0 lead with the two doubles wins to take the early advantage.

Texas State kept its momentum rolling into singles play by capturing three of the four singles matches in straight sets.

Virginia Poggi (Civitavecchia, Italy/Ernest Hemingway) earned her first-career Sun Belt Tournament win with a 6-1, 7-5 triumph over Sofia Murcia-Rodriguez as the No. 4 in the lineup. Ksenia Aleshina (Moscow, Russia/Little Champions) held a 7-5, 3-0 lead before her match went unfinished, while Helena Jansen (Girona, Spain/Tyler JC) had come back from a first-set deficit to tie up the second frame, but her contest went unfinished as well.

1. Hana Kvapilova (TXST) def. María José Zacarias (APP) 6-4, 6-2
2. Ksenia Aleshina (APP) vs. R Israel-Lewis (TXST) 7-5, 3-0, unfinished
3. Helena Jansen (APP) vs. Nikita Pradeep (TXST) 3-6, 3-3, unfinished
4. Virginia Poggi (APP) def. S Murcia-Rodriguez (TXST) 6-1, 7-5
5. C Israel-Lewis (TXST) def. Sandra Anglesjö (APP) 6-4, 6-1
6. Renata Gonzalez (TXST) def. Peri Tippins (APP) 6-0, 6-1

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 1

1. Kvapilova/Israel-Lewis (TXST) def. Aleshina/Zacarias (APP) 6-4
2. Anglesjö/Jansen (APP) vs. Pradeep/Murcia-Rodriguez (TXST) 5-3, unfinished
3. Israel-Lewis/Gonzalez (TXST) def. Poggi/Tippins (APP) 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1