Lady Mocs Drop 4-3 Heartbreaker to ASU in Season Finale
Annie Green won her No. .4 match at Appalachian State Friday
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

BOONE, N.C. --- The Chattanooga women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Appalachian State Friday afternoon on Boone, N.C., to close out the regular season.

 

After falling two matches to one to the Mountaineers to make the score 1-0 in favor of ASU, the Lady Mocs won the next three singles matches to take a 3-1 lead, but the Mountaineers would roar back and sweep the final three matches to win the finale.

 

Appalachian State posted wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles to claim the first point of the match. Olivia Stannard and Gisela Fernandez posted an 8-3 win over Annie Green and Jennemieke van der Veek at No. 1 as did Lindsay King and Blakeley Bean at No. 2 over UTC’s Emily Hangstefer and Kate Ksiezopolski.

 

Grace Robinette and Charlotte Bossy pulled out an 8-7(7-3) victory at No. 3 against Laura Janke and  Amanda Cash to avoid the sweep by Appalachian State.

 

In singles, the Lady Mocs started the match with Hangstefer’s first collegiate win at the No. 1 position. The Signal Mountain, Tenn., freshman defeated Cash 6-0, 6-3 at the top spot for the tie. Green would follow that with a win over Bean at No. 4, 6-0, 6-1. van der Veek got the Lady Mocs’ third point with a 6-2, 6-1 win over King at No. 2.

 

However, the Mountaineers would take over and claim the league victory with wins at the next three.

 

Caroline Mauch and Bossy took their No. 3 match to three sets. Bossy won the first 6-3, but fell 6-2, 6-4 in the final two to cut UTC’s lead to 3-2. Heather Prior posted a 6-3, 7-6(7-4) win at No. 5 against Brianna Wishing to draw the match even and Fernandez won her No. 6 match against Ksiezopolski 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the win.

 

Appalachian State improves to 9-15 overall and 3-7 in league play while the Lady Mocs fall to 7-14 overall and 2-8 in SoCon action. The Lady Mocs will take a few days off as they prepare for the SoCon Tournament to be held in Elon, N.C., April 23-26.

 

Appalachian State 4, Chattanooga 3

 

 Singles competition

1. Emily Hangstefer (UTC-W) def. Amanda Cash (ASU) 6-0, 6-3

2. J. van der Veek (UTC-W) def. Lindsay King (ASU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Caroline Mauch (ASU) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC-W) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

4. Annie Green (UTC-W) def. Blakeley Bean (ASU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Heather Prior (ASU) def. Brianna Wishing (UTC-W) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

6. Gisela Fernandez (ASU) def. Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC-W) 6-4, 6-3

 

 Doubles competition

1. Olivia Stannard/Gisela Fernandez (ASU) def. Annie Green/J. van der Veek (UTC-W) 8-3

2. Lindsay King/Blakeley Bean (ASU) def. Emily Hangstefer/Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC-W) 8-3

3. Grace Robinette/Charlotte Bossy (UTC-W) def. Laura Janke/Amanda Cash (ASU) 8-7 (7-3)

 

Match Notes:

Chattanooga 7-14 (2-8 SOCON)

Appalachian State 8-15 (3-7 SOCON)

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,4,2,3,5,6)

Freshman Samantha Caswell
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team improved to 6-1 with a 7-0 sweep at Jacksonville State today. It is the fourth shutout...  MORE
Senior Claire Mulyadi
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team looks to improve on its 5-1 start to the season with a pair of matches this weekend. ...  MORE
Junior Kelsey Coots tied the match at 3-3 with her win at No. 3.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga nearly pulled off a signature win against No. 31 Tennessee today. The Mocs closed a 3-1 deficit to tie the...  MORE
Junior Alison Storie.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team has two matches on the schedule this weekend. The Mocs host Morehead State on Friday,...  MORE
Junior Kayla Jones.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team had to work to stay undefeated at Lipscomb tonight. The Mocs improved to 5-0 on the...  MORE
          Twitter
          Facebook
          Audio
          Video
          Enews
          Live Stats
          Mobile
          Rss Feed
advertisement
https://epbfi.com/