Women's Tennis Falls 4-3 at Appalachian State
BOONE, N.C. --- For the second straight day, the women’s tennis team dropped a Southern Conference dual match by one point. Appalachian State edged the Lady Mocs, 4-3.

The Lady Mocs, now 6-15 overall and 1-6 in the league, won the top two doubles matches to claim an early 1-0 lead.

Anastasia Zhukova and Lindsey Ballard provided UTC’s other two points. Zhukova, ranked 39th nationally in the latest FILA ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings, defeated Monica Tomas at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. The senior posted the 17th 6-0 set of her season.

Ballard bested Anja Gugger at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2.

The Mountaineers captured the third through the sixth singles matches. Lauren Holton beat Beata Knizat, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3, and Amada Cash got past Bonnie Adams, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4. Playing at No. 5, Frances Blanton defeated Samantha Duggan, 6-1, 6-2, and Carolina Mauch knocked off Kate Ksiezopolski, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6.

UTC hosts a doubleheader Tuesday with Kennesaw State at noon and Tennessee Tech at 4 p.m.

Appalachian State 4, Chattanooga women 3
Boone, N.C.

Doubles (for one team point)

1. Zhukova/Ballard (UTC) def. Cash/Gugger (ASU), 8-3
2. Adams/Knizat (UTC) def. Blanton/Tomas (ASU, 8-2
3. Holton/Mauch (ASU) def. Duggan/Ksiezopolski (UTC), 8-0

Singles
1. #39 Anastasia Zhukova (UTC) def. Monica Tomas (ASU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Lindsey Ballard (UTC) def. Anja Gugger (ASU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Lauren Holton (ASU) def. Beata Knizat (UTC), 6-4, 6-4
4. Amanda Cash (ASU) def. Bonnie Adams (UTC), 6-3, 6-1
5. Frances Blanton (ASU) def. Samantha Duggan (UTC), 6-1, 6-2
6. Carolina Mauch (ASU) def. Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC), 6-1, 6-3

Team records: UTC (6-15, 1-6); Appalachian State (9-12, 2-5)

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