For the fourth-straight year, GoASU.com is counting down Appalachian State University athletics' 30 most memorable games, matches and meets from the 2012-13 academic year. This year's countdown begins on Friday, July 5 and will continue until Saturday, August 3, the day of Appalachian State football's annual Media Day.
Be sure to check GoASU.com each day to relive all of the Mountaineers' most lasting memories of an exciting and successful 2012-13.
Men's Tennis Downs Army, 5-2
March 10, 2013
BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State men's tennis grabbed a much needed victory Sunday afternoon after defeating Army 5-2 at UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Mountaineers (2-6) secured the win through their singles performance after posting a 5-1 record against the Black Knights (8-3).
Appalachian got off to a shaky start in morning action, where the Black Knights grabbed the doubles decision after pulling the first two flights. Asika Isoh and Harrison McCormick defeated Sebastien King and Jan Willem-Kleynhan (9-8) at No. 1, along with Austin McCasin and Rashad Shelton who bested Andrew McKinnon and Zach Bost (8-6) in No. 2. The Mountaineers managed to come back in No. 3, when Steve Karendal and Steve Lake took the tiebreaker over Peter Sienko and Henry Jang-Milsten (9-8).
The Mountaineers found themselves better positioned in afternoon singles competition, as they captured five-of-six matches. King redeemed himself against Isoh in three sets at No. 1 flight (7-5, 3-6, 6-2), while Karendal posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Caison Best at No. 2 to edge Appalachian by one (2-1). Bost found a win at the No. 3 spot against Shelton (6-2, 6-3), and McKinnon defeated Sienko with a win from retirement (4-6, 6-4, 3-1) to give the Mountaineers a three point advantage (4-1). Saltsgaver secured the Appalachian victory with a No. 5 flight victory over McCormick (6-4, 6-2), while Cacha scored Army's final point of the day on a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Robert Jenkins.
Up next, the Mountaineers will return to the court on March 12 in Jacksonville, Fla. for a 1 p.m. match against Northern Illinois.
Appalachian State 5, Army 2
Mar 10, 2013 at Orlando, Fla. (UCF Tennis Complex)
|1. Sebastien King (APP) def. Asika Isoh (ARMY) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2|
|2. Steve Karendal (APP) def. Caison Best (ARMY) 6-2, 6-4|
|3. Zach Bost (APP) def. Rashad Shelton (ARMY) 6-2, 6-3|
|4. Andrew McKinnon (APP) def. Peter Sienko (ARMY) 4-6, 6-4, 3-1, retired|
|5. Matt Saltsgaver (APP) def. Harrison McCormick (ARMY) 6-4, 6-2|
|6. Roman Cacha (ARMY) def. Robert Jenkins (APP) 6-2, 6-2|
|1. Asika Isoh/Harrison McCormick (ARMY) def. Sebastien King/Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 9-8|
|2. Austin McCasin/Rashad Shelton (ARMY) def. Andrew McKinnon/Zach Bost (APP) 8-6|
|3. Steve Lake/Steve Karendal (APP) def. Peter Sienko/Henry Jang-Milsten (ARMY) 9-8|
|Appalachian State 2-6
APPALACHIAN STATE ATHLETICS MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2012-13
30) Women's Outdoor Track and Field Places Second at SoCon Championships - April 21, 2013
29) Field Hockey 3, Penn 2 (OT) - Sept. 9, 2012
28) Men's Tennis 5, Army 2 - March 10, 2013