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Sophomore Sebastien King enters Wednesday without a loss in his last three weeks of play.
Courtesy: TBD
Men's Tennis Heads to Charlotte
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 03/20/2012 (ET)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After returning from a 2-1 spring break, Appalachian State University men's tennis begins the second half of the season with a visit to nearby Charlotte on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The Mountaineers (6-4, 0-1 SoCon) look to pick up their third win in as many years over the 49ers (11-6, 2-0 A-10), who have lost three of their last four matches.

Appalachian State looks to post a positive showing against its only Atlantic 10 Conference opponent of the season. The Mountaineers enter the week coming off their first shutout of the season, a 7-0 sweep of Bethune-Cookman on Friday.

Senior Steve Karendal continues to ride the team's longest winning streak, bouncing back from a 0-2 start to win seven straight at No. 5 singles. Dating back to Sunday's match against Samford, sophomore Sebastien King posted a 3-0 performance at No. 4 singles and 3-0 at No. 1 doubles. King has not lost since a super-tiebreak decision against Belmont on Feb. 26.

Charlotte began its recent skid with a 3-4 loss to East Carolina two weeks ago but followed with a 4-3 win over The Citadel. Continuing a Southern Conference blitz, the 49ers fell to College of Charleston, 1-6, and last Sunday, to Gardner-Webb, 3-4. Charlotte's other SoCon matches included a 4-2 win over Wofford and a 4-3 victory over Davidson, both coming in February.

Charlotte's biggest power has been Kamil Khalil who is 10-1 on the year after winning his last 10 matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. No. 1 Jack Williams is 10-7, while Nate Chanok is also in double-digit wins at 10-6, playing No. 3 to No. 6 in the lineup.

In doubles, the 49ers have posted an overall 21-27 dual record, with their best mark (8-8) coming at No. 3 doubles. Twelve different pairings have represented the squad throughout the dual season.

After Wednesday, the Mountaineers play double-duty this weekend, continuing road play against Georgia Southern on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Davidson on Sunday at 1 p.m. Appalachian does not return home until hosting The Citadel on Thursday, March 29.



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