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Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Wins Second Straight
Helena Jansen won in every competition last week for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Wins Second Straight

The App State women’s tennis team defeated ULM, 4-0, at the Deer Valley Racquet Club in Boone, N.C. on Sunday to close out the weekend’s home stretch. The Mountaineers entered Sunday’s competition fresh off of Friday’s 4-2 victory over Louisiana.

Sophomore Ellie Murphy put the Mountaineers up 1-0 over ULM after a three-set thriller on the No. 3 singles court. The Dublin, Ireland native won the first set 6-3, before falling 0-6 in the second. Murphy sealed her victory in the third set, 6-1.

Second off the courts was junior Erika Dodridge, who also won in three sets. After winning the first set, 7-5, and falling in the second 2-6, Dodridge bounced back to clinch the third, 6-2.

On the No. 1 singles court, junior Helena Jansen locked into her own three-set battle after falling 4-6 in the first and edging past her opponent, 7-5, in the second. Jansen clinched the victory with a score of 6-4 in the third set and put the Mountaineers up 3-0 over ULM.

Junior Virginia Poggi swept her opponent, 6-0 6-0, on the No. 4 singles court to seal the Black and Gold’s 4-0 victory.

The Mountaineers will hit the road to challenge South Alabama on April 9 in Mobile, AL before heading to Troy, AL to clash with Troy on April 10. Both matches are scheduled for 11 a.m. starts.

App State 4, ULM 0

Singles Competition
1. Helena Jansen (APP) def. Hala Badwy (ULM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Erika Dodridge (APP) def. Alessandra Anghel (ULM) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
3. Ellie Murphy (APP) def. Oleksandra Balaba (ULM) 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
4. Virginia Poggi (APP) def. Jimena Garbino (ULM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (APP) vs. Madalina Grigoriu (ULM) unfinished
6. Brooke Gruber (APP) vs. Daniela Hernandez (ULM) unfinished

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Singles (3,2,1,4)