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Senior Alex Markov picked up wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in Friday's sweep.
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Men's Tennis Sweeps Bethune-Cookman
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Saturday 03/17/2012 (ET)
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Following the Mountaineers victory over Jacksonville on Tuesday, Appalachian State University men's tennis swept Bethune-Cookman, 7-0, in nonconference action on Friday. The Mountaineers (6-4, 0-1 SoCon) earned their first shutout of the season, while Bethune-Cookman (8-10) has lost five straight.

Mountaineers Steve Karendal and Zeke Sansing scored the biggest win in doubles, scoring an 8-2 victory at No. 3. Seniors Alex Markov and Alain Humblet followed with an 8-4 margin at No. 2, while senior Philip Kloc and sophomore Sebastien King tacked on an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles for the easy doubles point.

In singles action, sophomore Matt Saltsgaver recorded the most comfortable win, 6-0, 6-4 at No. 6. At No. 5, Andrew McKinnon sneaked out a first-set tiebreaker and cruised to his victory, 7-6, 6-2.

Appalachian's top singles player, Markov won his first set with relative ease, 6-3, before needing an extra game to close the second set, 7-5.

Kloc also had a two-set victory, needing a tiebreaker in the latter for a 6-4, 7-6 win at No. 2, while Humblet managed to find an edge in both sets at No. 3, 7-5, 6-4.

King took his first set 6-4 before faltering in the second. He collected himself for the supertiebreaker and won the No. 4 match, 6-4, 0-6, 1-0(10-7).

Appalachian State returns to North Carolina for its next match, a 2:30 p.m. showdown against Charlotte on Wednesday, March 21.


March 16, 2012
Appalachian State 7, Bethune-Cookman 0
Daytona Beach, Fla.

1. Alex Markov (ASU) def. MISANOVIC, Marc (B-CU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Philip Kloc (ASU) def. KIBET, Gilbert (B-CU) 6-4, 7-6
3. Alain Humblet (ASU) def. GARVITO, Diego (B-CU) 7-5, 6-4
4. Sebastien King (ASU) def. LOBELO, Santiago (B-CU) 6-4, 0-6, 1-0(10-7)
5. Andrew McKinnon (ASU) def. JACKSON, Kip (B-CU) 7-6, 6-2
6. Matt Saltsgaver (ASU) def. BELUCCI, Vitor (B-CU) 6-0, 6-4

1. Kloc / King (ASU) def. MISANOVIC / JACKSON (B-CU), 8-6
2. Markov / Humblet (ASU) def. GARVITO / VASSILIEV, Artem (B-CU), 8-4
3. Steve Karendal / Zeke Sansing (ASU) def. BELUCCI / KIBET (B-CU), 8-2

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