BOONE, N.C. – The No. 71-ranked College of Charleston women’s tennis team won its fourth match in a row this afternoon via a 5-2 score over Southern Conference opponent Appalachian State at the Yonahlossee Racquet Club.
With the win CofC remains a perfect 3-0 in conference play with an 11-7 overall record. App State now sits at 3-2 in the SoCon with an 11-6 overall mark.
The Cougars won all three doubles matches this afternoon, the closest contest being an 8-6 victory by senior Irene Viana (Paris, France) and freshman Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) over Ellie Linsell and Mackensie LaSure of ASU on Court 1.
In singles, senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) won her sixth match in a row when she defeated Linsell 6-4, 6-1 on Court 1.
Sophomore Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) won her second singles match in her home state this weekend via a 6-2, 6-3 score over Brianna Armellino of the Mountaineers on Court 3.
Sophomore Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) also posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Ansari of App State on Court 4.
Schofield rounded out the day with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jessica Thaggard of ASU on Court 5.
“We are fortunate to come out of this weekend with two good conference victories over App State today and Davidson yesterday," CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. "Both teams need to be commended for their patience. We played indoors all weekend, and for most of the matches, we were limited to two courts, so it was a long day. We did a very good job of keeping our focus, especially with us having to deal with injuries. I am pleased with the progress of the team. We look forward to taking a day off tomorrow after playing six matches in seven days. We will regroup and prepare for Elon on Wednesday."
CofC will continue Southern Conference play against Elon on Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. (ET) at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
(71) COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 5, APPALACHIAN STATE 2
March 24, 2013
Yonahlossee Racquet Club
in Boone, N.C.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Ellie Linsell (ASU), 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2 – Clare Cox (ASU) def. Kelly Kambourelis (CofC), 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
No. 3 – Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Brianna Armellino (ASU), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 4 – Samantha Maddox def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 5 – Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Jessica Thaggard (ASU), 6-4, 6-4.
No. 6 – Gabriela Celi (ASU) def. Olivia McMillan (CofC), 8-6, retired.
No. 1 – Irene Viana-Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Ellie Linsell-Mackenzie LaSure (ASU), 8-6.
No. 2 – Jenny Falcone-Kelly Kambourelis (CofC) def. Gabriela Celi-Jennifer Ansari (ASU), 8-4.
No. 3 – Christin Newman- Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Clare Cox-Brianna Armellino (ASU), 8-1.