/Women’s tennis continues to roll with win over App State

Women’s tennis continues to roll with win over App State


Taylor Boydstun

Staff Writer

The Troy women’s tennis team defeated Sun Belt foe Appalachian State 4-2 at the Lunsford Tennis Complex on Thursday, March 24.

With the victory, the Trojans (10-4, 2-0) have won five of their last six matches, their only loss to South Florida earlier this month. Not only was this their second Sun Belt win of the season; Troy also rose to second place in the conference.

The Trojan women started the day on a strong foot, winning both doubles matches. Sophomores Nancy Karaky and Sanae Ohta won 6-0 at the No. 3 set, the pair’s fifth straight doubles win.

Freshman Hannah Seizer and junior Alicia Rodriguez also won, wrapping with 6-3 in the No. 1 set. The third doubles match went unfinished.

Ohta won the first singles match of the day and her personal sixth-straight singles win 7-6, 7-4, 6-1 over Gabrielle Wreder at No. 3.  Appalachian State (4-9, 0-1) eventually won the No. 1 singles with a straight-set win.

Karaky won her fifth-straight singles win and brought Troy ahead 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Rebecca Morse at No. 5.

The Mountaineers’ Heidi Swope defeated Trojan sophomore Efriliya Herlina 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 4 singles spot. While the No. 2 singles match went unfinished, Troy freshman Luisa Ferrauti won the No. 6 match over McKayla Zupan 6-3, 7-5, settling the overall win for Troy.

The women’s tennis team will return to action on Saturday, April 2, when it takes on Alabama A&M at home. Start time is scheduled for 1 p.m.