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Senior Alex Markov went undefeated in both singles and doubles in three matches last week, extending his winning streak to a combined 10 matches.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Markov Earns SoCon Men's Tennis Award
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 03/27/2012 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University's Alex Markov has been named the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for all matches March 19-25.  Markov went 6-0 combined in singles and doubles play as the Mountaineers were 2-1 last week.  After suffering a 4-3 loss to Charlotte to open the week, ASU responded with league wins over Georgia Southern (7-0) and Davidson (5-2).  Markov joins teammates Sebastien King and Alain Humblet as the third Mountaineer to earn the weekly award.

Competing at No. 1 singles, Markov earned three straight-set wins last week.  The Pernik, Bulgaria native raced past Charlotte's Jack Williams, 6-3, 6-0.  Markov then came away with conference victories over Georgia Southern's Alain Garrido (6-3, 6-1) and Davidson's Joe Schafer (6-2, 7-5) to run his winning streak to five matches.

Paired with Humblet, the ASU tandem earned three wins to improve their record to 8-1 on the season.  Markov and Humblet held off Charlotte's Anthony Davison and Paul Cisti, 8-6, before beating GSU's Kyle Hoffman and Daniel Rush, 8-5.  The ASU pair closed the week with an 8-1 win over Davidson's Kevin Moore and Robert Lightbourn.

The Mountaineers are slated for three SoCon matches this week, beginning with a road test against Elon on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. before returning to Boone to host The Citadel on Thursday at 2 p.m. in their first home match in over a month. The week concludes with a Saturday visit to UNCG at noon.

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