Appalachian's Men's Tennis Sweeps The Citadel
Picking up the team’s fourth-straight win, Appalachian State University men’s tennis dominated its Southern Conference match against The Citadel, 7-0, at ASU Tennis Courts on Thursday. The Mountaineers picked up their fourth league win in the span of a week, while The Citadel was dismissed still in need of a conference victory. In doubles, Appalachian’s No. 1 pair of senior Philip Kloc and sophomore Sebastien King broke their opponents’ serve in the first game and won the last five in a row to close out an 8-2 win. The No. 1 singles match saw junior David Orces pick up The Citadel’s only set, in the first, but ASU’s top individual, Markov, answered with a 6-3 win of his own in the second set. In the tiebreaker, Markov converted six straight points to jump out to an 8-3 lead before Orces scored five in a row to change a 9-4 deficit into a 9-9 deadlock. After the court change, Markov closed out the match with enthusiasm to earn a hard-fought 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 win. The Mountaineers continue SoCon action with a trip to UNCG at noon on Saturday. The Apps take their final roadtrip to Presbyterian on Tuesday before returning home on Wednesday to host Wofford in the first duel of a four-match, season-ending homestand.