WTEN: Blake Mosley Name Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year; Sevo, Anglesjö Named All-Conference

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April 17, 2019
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April 17, 2019
WTEN: Blake Mosley Name Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year; Sevo, Anglesjö Named All-Conference

 

NEW ORLEANS – Appalachian State University women’s tennis head coach Blake Mosley was named the Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year, while Teodora Sevo (Futog, Serbia/Ucenika Futog) and Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken Norrköping) were named all-Sun Belt, the league office announced on Wednesday. 

 

On the eve of the Sun Belt Championship, which takes place in Peachtree City, Ga., Mosley was named the coach of the year after leading the Black and Gold to a 15-5 mark and 9-1 record in league action en route
to the Apps’ first conference title in program history. The Mountaineers won the outright Sun Belt regular-season championship after defeating Texas State this past Sunday on Senior Day.  Mosley is the first head coach in team history to earn the accolade. App State finished the year with a 15-5 mark and a 9-1 record in the conference’s first year playing a full league schedule. The Mountaineers head into the postseason on a four-match win streak and winners in nine of their last 10 matches. 

It’s been a stellar turnaround for the Apps, as Mosley wins the award in just his third season at the helm. Appalachian is 26-16 in the past two seasons with a Sun Belt Tournament win after a 5-19 campaign
in 2017. 

Sevo received honors in both singles and doubles, as she was named all-first team doubles with Anglesjö and all-second team singles. Sevo and Anglesjö tied for the team lead with nine doubles wins and a 9-3 mark. The pair played as the second duo in the lineup for 11 of 12 matches, while boasting a 7-3 mark over their last 10 contests. Sevo/Anglesjö were tied for second in victories among all doubles teams and tied for first among doubles pairings on Court No. 2 in the league. It’s the first all-Sun Belt honor for Angelsjö in her sophomore season, while it’s Sevo’s second straight all-Sun Belt Doubles award. 

The sophomore from Serbia earned her all-second team singles nod after finishing the year 10-9 as the No.1 in the lineup. Sevo is tied for second on the team in singles wins and finishing the year on a 6-4 stretch over the past 10 contests. She was one of four players in the league to win 10 matches in the No. 1 position and was second in the top spot with six conference victories. Earlier this season, Sevo was named Sun Belt Player of the Week after going 2-0 in singles and doubles against Troy and South Alabama. 

App State will begin its journey for a Sun Belt championship tomorrow against No. 8 seed Georgia Southern at 1:30 p.m. 

2018-19 SUN BELT WOMEN’S TENNIS POSTSEASON AWARDS
All-Sun Belt First Team
Singles
Somer Dalla-Bona, Coastal Carolina (So., Bokarina, Australia)
Eva Chivu, Georgia State (Fr., Constanta, Romania)
Daniela Ramirez, Georgia State (Sr., Merida, Venezuela)
Maria Emilia Alfaro, ULM (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Yu Fujioka, South Alabama (So., Tokyo Funabashi, Japan)
Alexandria Stiteler, South Alabama (Sr., Bradenton, Fla.)
 
Doubles
Sandra Anglesjö (So., Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden) and Teodora Sevo (So., Futog, Serbia), Appalachian State
Pei Ju Hsieh (So., Changhua, Taiwan) and Chunxi Guo (Fr., Chengdu, China), Troy
Jennifer Brown (Gr., Peterborough, England) and Jessie Mount (So., Melbourne, Australia), Coastal Carolina
 
All-Sun Belt Second Team
Singles
Teodora Sevo, Appalachian State (So., Futog, Serbia)
Pornpawee Pramethong, Arkansas State (So., Bangkok, Thailand)
Jennifer Brown, Coastal Carolina (Gr., Peterborough, England)
Viktorija Demcenkova, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Riga, Latvia)
Damira Muminović, Georgia State (Jr., Tuzla, Bosnia)
Ana Perez, Texas State (Sr., Quito, Ecuador)
 
Doubles
Arianne de Winter (Jr., Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, South Holland, Netherlands) and Emilia Bujan (Sr., Santo Tome, Corrientes, Argentina), Georgia Southern
Momoka Horiguchi (So., Osaka, Japan) and Carla Pons (So., Valencia, Spain), UTA
Matea Mahaljevic (So., Osijek, Croatia) and Tingting Pei (Fr., Kunming, China), Troy
 
Sun Belt Player of the Year
Yu Fujioka, South Alabama (So., Tokyo Funabashi, Japan)
 
Sun Belt Player to Watch
Somer Dalla-Bona, Coastal Carolina (So., Bokarina, Australia)
 
Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year
Jennifer Brown, Coastal Carolina (Gr., Peterborough, England)
 
Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
Eva Chivu, Georgia State (Fr., Constanta, Romania)
 
Sun Belt Coach of the Year
Blake Mosley, Appalachian State