JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Appalachian State University women’s tennis (4-3) suffered a 5-2 loss to North Florida (6-6) on Tuesday evening at the UNF Tennis Complex.
The Mountaineers went up against a strong Osprey team that boasts a 5-2 mark at home. App State fell in the doubles portion of the match while claiming only one singles contest.
After UNF won the first doubles contest on Court No. 1, Rebecca Morse (Lehigh Acres, Fla./Cypress Lake) and Jeannez Daniel (Port Charlotte, Fla./Florida Virtual) tied up doubles thanks to a timely 6-2 triumph over Valentina Mariotto/Ana Paula Melilo.
The hosts took a 1-0 lead after Teodora Sevo (Futog, Serbia/Ucenika Futog) and Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken Norrköping) were edged, 7-5, to Lucia Montano and Florencia Rossi.
UNF captured the first two matches that finished to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Heidi Swope (Weddington, N.C./Weddington) tallied the lone point for App, moving to 6-1 in singles after her 6-4, 6-3 victory over Rossi. Swope’s win cut the deficit down to two points but the Ospreys clinched the match on Court No. 4.
Morse and María José Zacarias’ (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) singles matches went to three sets, but both were unfinished.
Appalachian will look to bounce back on Thursday at 11 a.m. against Savannah State.
1. Lucia Montano (UNF) def. Teodora Sevo (APP) 6-4, 6-2
2. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) def. Kate Earnhardt (APP) 6-3, 6-3
3. Ana Paula Melilo (UNF) vs. María José Zacarias (APP) 4-6, 7-6, 2-1 unfinished
4. Valentina Mariotto (UNF) def. Jeannez Daniel (APP) 6-4, 6-2
5. Constanza Gorches (UNF) vs. Rebecca Morse (APP) 6-3, 1-6, 1-2 unfinished
6. Heidi Swope (APP) def. Florencia Rossi (UNF) 6-4, 6-3
1. Gomez/Gorches (UNF) def. Swope/Zacarias (ASU) 6-1
2. Montano/Rossi (UNF) def. Teodora/Sandra Anglesjö (ASU) 7-5
3. Morse/Daniel (APP) def. Melilo/Mariotto (UNF) 6-2
Order of Finish: (1,3,2) (1,2,6,4)