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Oliver Casey and the Mountaineers earned a first-round bye at the 2014 SoCon Tournament
Courtesy: Tyler Buckwell
Men's Tennis Earns Bye at SoCon Tourney
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Saturday 04/12/2014 (ET)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State University men's tennis earned a first-round bye and will face No. 5 Samford in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Southern Conference Championships, the league announced on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (9-12, 6-3 SoCon) will take on the Bulldogs (8-9, 5-3) at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Whichever squad wins the quarterfinal showdown will face either No. 1 Elon (16-4, 9-0), No. 8 Davidson (5-16, 2-7) or No. 9 Chattanooga (6-13, 1-8) in the semifinals at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18.

Appalachian finished the regular season with two wins in its final three matches and defeated Samford by a 4-3 final when the teams met on March 2 in Birmingham, Ala.

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