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Courtesy: Meghan Gay
Sophomore Sebastien King lost his No. 1 doubles match but recovered to pick up a 7-5, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles in Appalachian's 6-1 victory over Presbyterian.
Men's Tennis Takes Down Presbyterian, 6-1
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 04/03/2012 (ET)
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CLINTON, S.C. - In the team's final away match of the season, Appalachian State University overcame host Presbyterian, 6-1, in non-conference action at Templeton Tennis Courts on Wednesday.

Appalachian (11-6, 4-2 SoCon) found success in its last road match of the season, posting a final 7-6 mark on the road, while Presbyterian (11-12, 1-3 Big South) slips below .500 after dropping its final home match.

In doubles action, ASU junior Zeke Sansing and senior Steve Karendal were first to finish with an 8-5 win in the No. 3 spot, but Presbyterian responded with an 8-6 win in the No. 1 position.

Appalachian seniors Alex Markov and Alain Humblet fought to an 8-8 tie in the No. 2 match before prevailing in a tiebreaker to win the team point, 9-8.

In singles, Presbyterian quickly evened the score at 1-1 by stealing the No. 6 match, 6-1, 6-1.

Appalachian's No. 2, senior Philip Kloc, regained the Mountaineer lead with his 6-1, 6-2 win, while classmate Karendal soon followed with a 7-5, 6-0 score in the No. 5 match, giving the Black and Gold a 3-1 lead.

The match-clinching point came from top individual Markov, who controlled his No. 1 duel from wire to wire, notching a 6-2, 6-2 victory.

ASU's No. 4 player, sophomore Sebastien King pulled out a 7-5 opening set and needed a tiebreaker in the latter of a 7-5, 7-6, two-setter. Humblet closed out the match with a tight 6-4, 7-6, finish at No. 3 singles.

The Mountaineers return to Boone to complete their season with four matches on their home courts. Appalachian hosts Wofford on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. before taking on Chattanooga on Saturday at 2 p.m. The season concludes with matches against the Southern Conference's top two teams, Furman and College of Charleston, next week.



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