BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University men’s tennis wrapped up the fall slate with a solid outing in the Charlotte 49er Fall Invitational at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
Appalachian netted 20 wins for the second time this fall while in both singles and doubles action, the Mountaineers were able to make deep runs in the tournament.
“This was an excellent way to finish the fall,” said head coach Bob Lake. “We performed very well in singles and doubles, with multiple student-athletes in the championship in different situations, it was great to see. Now it’s time to get ready for the spring, but I’m proud of the way we played this weekend and in the fall.”
For the tournament, Appalachian’s performance in doubles play highlighted the invitational with three duos finishing third or better. The tandem of Trey Morris and Milo Bargeron went on to win all three of their matches en route to a doubles championship, defeating Belcora (Troy) and Colclough (UNC Asheville) in the title round, 7-5.
Scott Webster and Jack Maddocks advanced to the championship with two wins in a row before falling to the partnering of UNG Greensboro’s Thompson and Vidgren, 6-1. To round out the doubles portion, Alexander Free and Stone Campbell finished in third place with a 6-2 triumph over Bluefield’s Huarachi/Whyte in the C1 Doubles Flight.
In singles play, Webster continued his solid day with three more wins, advancing to the semifinals in the A1 Singles Flight before finishing in third. Bargeron added to his already impressive weekend with a triumph in the first round over Francis Pane of Charlotte in straight sets.
Morris, in his best weekend of the fall, finished second in singles after winning his first three matches in the tournament.
Appalachian will have the rest of the offseason to prepare for its spring opener against UNC Wilmington on Jan. 21.