CARY, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's tennis wrapped up play at the ITA Regional Championships over the weekend. The annual tournament, which brings in the top collegiate players from the states of North and South Carolina, is the largest of Appalachian's four fall tournaments.
Oliver Casey led the way for the Mountaineers by advancing to the second round of the tournament with a 6-4, 6-2 win over UNCG's Randy Phillips before eventually falling by a 6-2, 6-4 final to Bruno Semenzato of Duke.
Sebastien King also had an impressive performance with a 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-1 win over East Carolina's Mario Martinez, but eventually fell to Hunter Harrington of Clemson by a 6-2, 6-2 score.
In other singles action, Zach Bost was eliminated on the first round by a 6-0, 6-0 score to North Carolina's Nelson Vick while Matt Saltsgaver suffered a 6-2, 6-4 first-round loss to Clemson's Daniel Strawn, but picked up a win in the back draw against North Carolina Central's William East.
In double's play, the team of Bost/King lost to Winthrop's duo of Chase Altiere/Michael Chen (8-2) while Mountaineer duo of Casey/Jan-Willem Kleynhans were ousted by Clemson's team of Strawn/Christian Harris by an 8-5 final.
The Mountaineers are off next week, but conclude play at the Winthrop Intercollegiate on Nov. 1.