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Senior Steve Karendal posted a 6-0 combined record last week and looks to lead the Mountaineers to two victories in matches Tuesday and Wednesday.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Men's Tennis to Play Two Weekday Matches
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Monday 04/02/2012 (ET)
CLINTON, S.C. - Following a close loss to UNCG last weekend, Appalachian State University men's tennis looks to rebound with a pair of weekday matches. On Tuesday, the Mountaineers travel to face Presbyterian at 2:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, the Apps host Southern Conference rival Wofford at ASU Tennis Courts at 2:30 p.m.

Appalachian State (10-6, 4-2 SoCon) saw its four-match winning streak snapped by the narrowest of margins on Saturday, as UNCG triumphed in league action. With the Spartans' loss to CofC on Sunday, the Mountaineers move back to third-place in the league standings, but the Black and Gold has yet to face the first-place Cougars or second-place Furman and will take on those opponents at home next week to conclude the regular season.

Presbyterian (11-11, 1-3 Big South) suffered a seven-match losing streak in February but rebounded by winning four of five matches in a road trip to Florida. Last week, the Blue Hose defeated Gardner-Webb, 5-2, before falling to Coastal Carolina, 3-4. Against SoCon teams, Presbyterian notched a 5-2 win over The Citadel in its first match of the spring and lost, 1-4, to Davidson.

Rafael Berghaus leads Presbyterian in the No. 1 singles spot, having racked up a dual-match record of 13-9. William O'Connell and Zachary Sprouse also have double-digit wins with 10-10 ledgers this year. Berghaus is 17-4 in doubles action, splitting time with teammates Grayson Mills (8-3) and O'Connell (9-1).

Wofford (4-10, 3-4 SoCon) strung together three-straight SoCon wins in late March, defeating The Citadel, UNCG and Georgia Southern to quadruple its previous win total of one. Wednesday's match marks the first of a three-match road trip that will conclude the Terriers' regular season.

Walker Heffron leads the Terriers with an overall record of 9-3, including a 6-1 league mark, playing mostly at No. 6 singles. Rob Galloway has an even 7-7 record on the year, with four wins coming in SoCon play. In doubles, Heffron and partner Jackson Keith are 8-6 on the season, while Galloway has teamed with Tinus Van Wyk to go 7-7 at No. 1 doubles.

After Wednesday, Appalachian hosts Chattanooga on Saturday at 2 p.m. at ASU Tennis Courts.



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