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Trey Morris and the Mountaineers open up fall play at UNC Wilmington this season.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
Men's Tennis Opens Falls Play at UNC Wilmington
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 09/08/2016 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University men’s tennis will begin the fall slate with a three-day tournament at UNC Wilmington. 

Appalachian is coming off a successful 14-7 campaign in 2015 ,which were the most wins since 2012 when the Mountaineers won 15 matches. App State also defeated then-defending Sun Belt Tournament Champion Troy for its first-ever Sun Belt Tournament win, advancing to the semifinals.

Despite losing four seniors to graduation, the Mountaineers return the trio of Scott Webster, Jack Maddocks, and Trey Morris. All three student-athletes won 10 or more victories in singles and doubles competition. Webster led the team with a 13-4 mark as the No. 1 in the lineup and had a dominating 13-3 mark with Jan-Willem Kleynhans as the top tandem.

Morris played primarily as the No. 6 in the lineup with a 7-2 mark en route to boasting an 11-7 record for the season. Maddocks came on strong at the end of the season where he played in the No. 3 slot and turned in a 12-7 record, equaling the second-most wins in singles action.

The teammates will lead the Mountaineers this season with five newcomers in Alexander Free, Milo Bargeron, Stone Campbell, Galen Arney and Alex Pavkovich. Alex Brea saw limited action last season but was 2-1 overall in doubles with two partners while holding a 1-0 record in one singles match.

App State’s incoming talent mixed with the return of the trio has head coach Bob Lake excited for the 2016-17 year. “I’m excited to see the new talent this season and see how much they progress,” stated Lake. “We're ready to compete this weekend in Wilmington."

Other schools participating this weekend includes VCU, James Madison, Gardner-Webb, NC Central, Florida Atlantic, Kennesaw State. App State will play four doubles flights and eight singles flights in the tournament.

Check back with appstatesports.com for results and recap this weekend.

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