BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State won four singles matches to edge UNC Asheville 4-3 in women’s tennis action Wednesday evening.


The Bulldogs (3-1) suffered their first loss of the year but battled the Apps (1-2) throughout the match. ASU beat Asheville last season, 7-0.


The Blue & White earned the doubles point by getting wins at #1 and #3 doubles. Zoe Hamel and Erica Rivero downed Clare Coz and Gabrielle Wreder 6-2 at #1. Emily McNall and Gillian Lewis put the Bulldogs in front 1-0 with a win at #3 doubles, 6-3.


Asheville got singles wins from Rivero at #2 and McNall at #6 but the Apps were able to pick up the other singles victories to pull out the win.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Feb. 14 when they travel to USC Upstate.  



Singles competition

1. Clare Cox (APP) def. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) 6-3, 7-5

2. RIVERO, Erica (ASHW) def. Gabrielle Wreder (APP) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

3. Brianna Armellino (APP) def. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 2-6, 6-2, 10-6

4. Mackenzie LaSure (APP) def. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) 6-2, 6-0

5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-2, 6-2

6. McNALL, Emily (ASHW) def. Olivia Isbey (APP) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8

7. McKayla Zupan (APP) vs. BROOKER, Lauren (ASHW) 5-4, unfinished

8. HALL, Hunter (ASHW) vs. Sarah King (APP) no result

Doubles competition

1. HAMEL, Zoe/RIVERO, Erica (ASHW) def. Clare Cox/Gabrielle Wreder (APP) 6-2

2. Megan Mullen/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) vs. SOLDIER, Amryn/BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 4-3, unfinished

3. McNALL, Emily/LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) def. Olivia Isbey/McKayla Zupan (APP) 6-3

Match Notes

UNC Asheville 3-1

Appalachian State 1-2