WTEN: Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Hokie Fall Invite

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WTEN: Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Hokie Fall Invite


BLACKSBURG, Va. – App State women’s tennis concluded the Hokie Fall Invite over the weekend, totaling 16 victories in Blacksburg during the three-day event. 

App State faced Virginia Tech, VCU, Radford and Marshall in the hidden dual format while finishing 7-3 in doubles play and 9-5 in singles action 

The Mountaineers’ Kate Earnhardt (Concord, N.C./Concord) finished 4-0 in doubles play as she went 2-0 with Teodora Sevo (Futog, Sebia/Ucenika Futog) and Cassie McLay (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community). McLay also went 4-1, where she earned a pair of wins as well with María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo). The pair of McLay/Zacarias are a stellar 9-1 through the first three tournaments of the fall. 

In singles, Virginia Poggi (Civitavecchia, Italy/Ernest Hemingway) and Zacarias each tallied three wins to lead the way for the Black and Gold, while Earnhardt and McLay followed suit with two and one wins, respectively.

App State totaled wins against all four opponents, including the Hokies in singles action with Earnhardt, Poggi and Zacarias earning victories on Friday against VT. 

Friday Doubles
Kozar/Sorkin (VT)  def. Zacarias/McLay (APP) 8-6
Clark/Disbergen (VT) def. Poggi/Anglesjo (APP) 8-4
McLay/Earnhardt (APP) def. McCLure/Leahy (RAD) 8-6
Ifidzhen/Tutunaru (VCU) def. Zacarias/Anglesjo (APP) 8-4
Clark/Witmus (VT/VCU) def. Van Hansewyck/Joseph (MAR) 6-0
McLay/Earnhardt (ASU) def. McCLure/Leahy (RAD) 8-6
Ifidzhen/Tutunaru (VCU) def. Zacarias/Anglesjo (ASU) 8-4

Friday Singles
1.Kozar (VT) vs. McLay (APP) 6-1, 6-3
2.Sorkin (VT) vs. Sevo (APP) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(10)
3.Earnhardt (APP) def. Disbergen (VT) 6-3, 6-2
4.Poggi (APP) def. Clark (VT) 6-4, 6-2
5.Zacarias (APP) def. Woo (VT) 6-0, 6-2

Saturday Singles
1. Balyaeva (RAD) def. Sevo (APP) 6-4, 6-2
2. McLay (APP) def. Dzeubou (RAD) 7-6(4), 6-1
3. Falk (RAD) def. Earnhardt (APP) 6-3, 7-6(4)
4. Poggi (APP) def. Cramer (RAD) 6-1, 7-5
5. Zacarias (APP) def. Freuhauf (RAD) 7-6(3), 6-1

Sunday Doubles
Disbergen/Kozar (VT) def. Smith/Dankanych (MAR) 8-7(4)
Stefancic/Ballow (MAR) def. Woo/Clark (VT) 8-4
Butterworth/Hackbirth (VT) def. Joseph/Van Hansewyck (MAR) 8-6
Zacarias/McLay (APP) def. Cramer/Dzeubou (RAD) 8-1
Freuhauf/Falk (RAD) def. Poggi/Anglesjo (APP) 8-7(6)
Earnhardt/Sevo (APP) def. Balyaeva/Acierto (RAD) 8-5
Zacarias/McLay (APP) def. Smith/Dankanych (MAR) 8-7(6)
Poggi/Anglesjo (APP) def. Stefancic/Ballow (MAR) 8-7(5)
Earnhardt/Sevo (APP) def. Joseph/Van Hansewyck (MAR) 8-6
Tutunaru/Witmus (VCU) def. McClure/Leahy (RAD) 8-1

Sunday Singles
Smith (MAR) def. McLay (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
Earnhardt (APP) def. Dankanych (MAR) 6-3, 6-1
Poggi (APP) vs. Ballow (MAR)  5-7, 6-2, 1-0(8)
Zacarias (APP) def. Stefancic (MAR) 6-2, 6-4

The Mountaineers will return to action in the ITA Regionals hosted by Winston-Salem, N.C. from Oct. 24-28.