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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:51

App State Men's Tennis Downs Wofford

King wins at number one singles King wins at number one singles Appalachian State Sports Information

Appalachian State University men’s tennis won its Senior Day contest against Southern Conference foe Wofford by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday at the Appalachian Tennis Courts.

The Mountaineers (9-11, 6-2 SoCon) won their second straight match while the Terriers (6-12, 1-7) fell for the third-straight time in league play.

Appalachian took the doubles point winning all but one match. Sebastien King/Zach Bost found the easy 8-5 win at No. 1 but the Terriers defeated Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang at No. 2, forcing a decisive contest at No. 3, where the Mountaineer duo of Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks came through with a clutch 8-4 win.

The Mountaineers found themselves down early in singles play, but forced tiebreakers to regain the advantage. Jan-Willem Kleynhans won their first singles point with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win at No. 6 before King took his No. 1 match with the tiebreaker 6-2, 7-6 (8-2). At the No. 2 spot, Casey came away with the easy win 6-4, 7-5.

Hoang fought back from losing the first set 5-7, but went on to win 7-6 (7-4), 10-7 in the tiebreaker at No. 4. Maddocks continued his impressive freshman year at the No. 5 position, coming back as well from a 5-7 set loss to win 7-6 (7-4), 10-7. Wofford managed to win the final singles point at No. 3, with Walker Heffron downing Bost 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-3).

The Mountaineers return to play at Elon on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m as the Phoenix enter the contest ranked No. 44 in the latest ITA rankings and are led by No. 35 Cameron Silverman in singles play.

Appalachian State 6, Wofford College 1
Apr 08, 2014 at Boone, N.C. (Appalachian Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Sebastien King (APP) def. Rob Galloway (WOF) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
2. Oliver Casey (APP) def. Haris Poric (WOF) 6-4, 7-5
3. Walker Heffron (WOF) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-3)
4. Daniel Hoang (APP) def. Jackson Keith (WOF) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
5. Jack Maddocks (APP) def. Parks Thompson (WOF) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7
6. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Graham Duncan (WOF) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition
1. Sebastien King/Zach Bost (APP) def. Rob Galloway/Haris Poric (WOF) 8-5
2. Walker Heffron/Parks Thompson (WOF) def. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) 8-7 (7-4)
3. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) def. David Sklar/Jackson Keith (WOF) 8-4

Match Notes
Wofford College 8-11, 3-5 SoCon
Appalachian State 9-11, 6-2 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,1,2,4,5,3)

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