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Appalachian State men's tennis had five players earn all-SoCon honors on Monday.
Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics
Mountaineers Earn Five All-SoCon Honors
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Monday 04/14/2014 (ET)
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SPARTNANBURG, S.C. – Appalachian State University men's tennis earned five all-league nods, the Southern Conference announced on Monday.

The Mountaineers saw two doubles teams and three individual players earn all-SoCon honors including a trio of all-freshman selections for a squad that finished fourth in league play and earned a bye in this week's SoCon Tournament.

Appalachian's No. 1 doubles tandem of Zach Bost and Sebastien King earned first team all-league honors after finishing 12-5 overall and 7-2 in SoCon play during the season. The duo led the league in overall wins and tied for third in conference victories.

Also earning all-league honors in doubles was the No. 2 team of Oliver Casey and Daniel Hoang. The duo was named as a second team all-SoCon selection after compiling a 10-8 record during the regular season, including a 7-2 mark in league play.

In addition to their doubles honors, Casey and Hoang were also named as all-freshman selections along with teammate Jack Maddocks. Casey finished 13-7 overall and 6-3 in league play as the Mountaineers' primary No. 2 singles player. Hoang was 9-11 overall and 5-3 against SoCon foes while spending most of the season at No. 3.

Maddocks, who joined the team in January after finishing high school in his native Australia, went 12-9 on the season and 7-2 in SoCon play while spending the majority of the year at No. 5 in the lineup.

The five all-SoCon honors are the most for any Appalachian State squad in a single season, besting the previous mark of three in 1996 and 2012.

The Mountaineers (9-12, 6-3 SoCon) earned the No. 4 seed in this week's league tournament and will take on No. 5 Samford at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday for a spot in the semifinals.

2014 SoCon Men’s Tennis Postseason Awards

First Team
Stefan Fortmann, Elon
Cameron Silverman, Elon
Adam Steryous, Furman
Oliver Webb, Georgia Southern
Ahmet Sarioglu, UNCG
Elliot Barnwell, Samford

Zach Bost/Sebastien King, Appalachian State

Cameron Silverman/Jordan Kaufman, Elon
Matt Browne/Joel Cook, Furman

Second Team
Singles (by position)
No. 1 – Rob Galloway, Wofford
No. 2 – Fares Kilani, Samford
No. 3 – Robert Lindgren, Elon
No. 4 – Brian Kowalski, Elon
No. 5 – Jordan Kaufman, Elon
No. 6 – Ben Horst, Furman

Doubles (by position)
No. 1 – James Dougherty/Randy Phillips, UNCG
No. 2 – Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang, Appalachian State
No. 3 – Stefan Fortmann/Juan Madrid, Elon

Oliver Casey, Appalachian State

Daniel Hoang, Appalachian State
Jack Maddocks, Appalachian State
Adam Steryous, Furman
Liam Sullivan, Samford
Haris Poric, Wofford

Player of the Year
Cameron Silverman, Elon

Freshman of the Year
Adam Steryous, Furman

Don Bunch/Buddy Hartsell Sportsmanship Award
Walker Heffron, Wofford

Coach of the Year
Michael Leonard, Elon

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