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Senior Philip Kloc picked up a two-set win at No. 2 singles to help the Mountaineers to a 5-2 victory over Elon on Wednesday.
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Men's Tennis Takes Win at Elon
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Wednesday 03/28/2012 (ET)
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ELON, N.C. - In the team's third league win in six days, Appalachian State University men's tennis defeated Southern Conference opponent Elon, 5-2, at The Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on Wednesday.

The Mountaineers (9-5, 3-1 SoCon) have now won five of their last six matches, while Elon (7-10, 4-2 SoCon) suffers its first home SoCon loss in 15 matches.

In doubles, Appalachian's No. 3 pair of senior Steve Karendal and junior Andrew McKinnon fell behind early but rallied to win five of the next six games to pick up an 8-5 win. The Phoenix responded as Elon's top doubles pair took an 8-3 decision at No. 1 doubles.

ASU seniors Alex Markov and Alain Humblet trailed 4-5 in the decisive match before the Mountaineer pair won four straight games to capture an 8-5 win and the doubles point.

In singles action, sophomore Matt Saltsgaver made quick work of his No. 6 match, winning 6-1, 6-1. Karendal soon followed with his 6-1, 6-2 rout on the No. 5 court, putting the Apps up 3-0 and within one team point of winning the match.

Humblet came through with the match-clinching point in his match at No. 3 singles, shutting out his Elon opponent in the second set for a 6-4, 6-0 win.

Elon notched its first team point with a win in the No. 4 slot, as Jordan Kaufman stole a 6-2, 6-3 victory for the Phoenix.

Mountaineer Philip Kloc survived a hard-fought first set and broke serve in the second set to take the No. 2 match, 7-6(7-3), 6-4.

In the final match on the court, Markov hung tight with his Elon opponent, but Cameron Silverman triumphed, 7-5, 7-6(7-5) to close the day with a second point for the Phoenix.

On Thursday, the Mountaineers return to Boone to host The Citadel in their first outdoor match on their home courts. Action kicks off at 2 p.m. at the ASU Tennis Courts.

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