Western Carolina Drops Match to Appalachian State

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Karen Jiménez picked up her sixth win of the season Sunday.
Karen Jiménez picked up her sixth win of the season Sunday.

April 3, 2011

Box Score

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina (2-11, SoCon 1-6) fell 5-2 Sunday afternoon to Appalachian State (9-8, SoCon 2-5) at the Catamount Athletic Complex. The Catamounts picked up wins in the No. 2 and the No. 4 singles spots.

In doubles competition, the No. 2 doubles duo of Izabella Glinska and Karen Jiménez got down 4-1 early to start the match. They battled back to get within one of ASU's Ansari and Fernandez, down 4-3. The match went back and forth with Glinska and Jimenez eventually falling 8-6, giving Appalachian the doubles point.

Similar to the No. 2 match, the No. 1 duo of Iglesias Díaz and Lainez got down early in the match. After getting back within one of Appalachian's Linsell and Bean, Iglesias Díaz and Lainez fell 8-6.

In the singles competition, Katie Barry fell to Kim Lea Dinh, 6-0, 6-0. In the No. 1 match, Izabella Glinska was defeated by Ellie Linsell.

In the No. 4 match, Karen Jiménez and Appalachian's Blakely Bean went back and forth through both of their sets. In the first set, Jiménez defeated Bean 7-5. Jimenez won a hard fought second set 6-2.

At No. 3, Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz fell 6-1, 6-1 to Jessica Thaggard.

In the No. 2 spot, after cruising to a first set 6-2 win, Carolina Lainez dropped her second set 5-7 to Jennifer Ansari. In the tiebreak set, Lainez won 10-3. The win was the seventh of the season for Lainez.

The Catamounts will continue SoCon action next Sunday in Cullowhee against Georgia Southern. The match is set to begin at 12:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results



Appalachian State University vs Western Carolina

Apr 03, 2011 at Cullowhee, N.C.

Appalachian State University 5, Western Carolina 2

Singles competition

1. Ellie Linsell (ASU) def. Izabella Glinska (WCU) 6-2, 6-2

2. Carolina Lainez (WCU) def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 6-2, 5-7,(3)

3. Jessica Thaggard (ASU) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Karen Jiménez (WCU) def. Blakely Bean (ASU) 6-5, 6-2

5. Kim-Lea Dinh (ASU) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0

6. Gisela Fernandez (ASU) def. No player (WCU), by forfeit

Doubles competition

1. Ellie Linsell/Blakely Bean (ASU) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Carolina Lainez (WCU) 8-6

2. Jennifer Ansari/Gisela Fernandez (ASU) def. Izabella Glinska / Karen Jiménez (WCU) 8-6

3. Jessica Thaggard/Kim-Lea Dinh (ASU) def. No player/No player (WCU), by forfeit

Match Notes:

Appalachian State University 9-8, SoCon 2-5

Western Carolina 2-11, SoCon 1-6

T-3:03 A-21

Shop st the Official
Online Store for