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Senior Alain Humblet was honored by the Southern Conference for his 5-1 week.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Humblet Named SoCon Player of the Week
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 02/28/2012 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University's Alain Humblet has been named the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches Feb. 20-26, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Humblet went 5-1 last week, including a 3-0 mark in doubles play as Appalachian State went 2-1 as a team.

The selection keeps Appalachian in possession of the award for the second straight week, as Sebastien King was the league's previous honoree.

The Mountaineers began the week with a 5-2 win over Gardner-Webb before falling to East Tennessee State, 6-1. ASU rebounded to close the week with a 6-1 victory over Belmont on Sunday.

Competing at No. 3 singles, Humblet went 2-1, earning a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Gardner-Webb's Adam Knutsson-Sunbland before dropping a 6-3, 2-6, 4-6 decision to ETSU's Juan Ramirez. The Montreal, Canada, native then posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Belmont's Fernando Mussolini.

Paired with Alex Markov at No. 2 doubles, the ASU pair went 2-0. Humblet and Markov raced past Gardner-Webb's Ernest Alberch and Matthew Parker, 8-3. The Mountaineers' team then beat ETSU's Ramirez and Jeremy Bonnevalle 8-6.

On Sunday, Humblet teamed with Steve Karendal to knock off Belmont's Mussolini and Rafael Matos by an identical 8-6 score.

Other top performers in the Southern Conference included Davidson's Nicky Kunz, Furman's Andrew Mellow, UNCG's Orcun Seyrek, Samford's Carson Kadi and Chattanooga's Chris Smith.

The Mountaineers return to action next weekend with a trip to Samford on March 11 to open their SoCon slate.



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