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JW Kleynhans picked up Appalachian's lone point in Wednesday's loss to nationally-ranked Elon.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Men's Tennis Drops SoCon Finale
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Wednesday 04/09/2014 (ET)

ELON, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's tennis fell to its fifth nationally-ranked opponent of the season in a 6-1 loss at No. 44 Elon in Southern Conference action on Wednesday.

The Mountaineers (9-12, 6-3 SoCon) dropped the doubles point and never recovered as the Phoenix (16-3, 9-0) wrapped up the 2014 SoCon regular season title.

Despite a win at No. 2 doubles from the team of Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (8-4), Appalachian was unable to overcome Elon's wins at No. 1 and No. 3 as the Phoenix earned the doubles point.

Jan-Willem Kleynhans was the only App State player to score a point as he earned his eighth win of the season with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles to moved to 8-4 on the year.

Elon won in straight sets in four of the remaining five singles matches, including a win at No. 1 singles as Appalachian's Sebastien King fell by a 6-0, 6-0 score to Cameron Silverman, who entered the match ranked No. 35 in the latest ITA rankings.

The best match of the day came at No. 3 singles, as Appalachian's Zach Bost won the first set in a tiebreak, but lost the second set and ultimately was defeated in a thrilling third-set (6-7 [5-7], 6-3, 10-8).

Wednesday's contest marked Appalachian's final regular-season match of the year, though the possibility remains that a previously postponed match against Charlotte could be rescheduled prior to the SoCon Tournament, which takes place in Chattanooga, Tenn. from April 16-19.

#44 Elon 6, Appalachian State 1
Apr 09, 2014 at Elon, N.C. (Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. #35 Cameron Silverman (ELON) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-0, 6-0
2. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) def. Oliver Casey (APP) 6-3, 6-1
3. Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-8
4. Brian Kowalski (ELON) def. Daniel Hoang (APP) 6-1, 6-3
5. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-3, 6-1
6. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Juan Madrid (ELON) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Cameron Silverman/Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Zach Bost/Sebastien King (APP) 8-3
2. Brian Kowalski/Robert Lindgren (ELON) vs. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) 3-5, unfinished
3. Stefan Fortmann/Juan Madrid (ELON) def. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) 8-3
Match Notes
Appalachian State 9-12, 6-3
Elon 16-3, 9-0; National ranking #44
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,1,5,4,2,3)


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