Appalachian State University men's tennis cruised to an easy 7-0 victory over Southern Conference foe Davidson on Wednesday at Grandfather Mountain Country Club.
The Mountaineers (4-8, 2-1 SoCon) dominated the Wildcats (8-6, 2-3) on the afternoon, dropping just one set all day long. Sebastien King came away with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Nicky Kunz at the No. 1 spot while Steve Karendal notched a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles. Zach Bost earned a 7-6, 7-6 win against Chris Mark at the No. 3 flight while Andrew McKinnon snagged a 7-5, 6-3 decision at the No. 4 spot.
Matt Saltsgaver gave the Apps a 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 5 and Jen-Willem Kleynhans rounded out singles action with a hard-fought 6-7, 6-4, 10-6 win over Ethan Kallick. In doubles play, the Mountaineers got an 8-4 win at the No. 1 spot where King and Bost were victorious while McKinnon and Kleynhans grabbed a 9-8 victory at No. 2 doubles. Karendal and Steve Lake snagged a 9-8 victory at the No. 3 doubles position. Appalachian State returns to action on Friday when it plays host to Georgia Southern at 2 p.m.
1. Sebastien King (APP) def. Nicky Kunz (DAV) 6-3, 7-5
2. Steve Karendal (APP) def. Joe Schafer (DAV) 6-3, 6-2
3. Zach Bost (APP) def. Chris Mark (DAV) 7-6, 7-6
4. Andrew McKinnon (APP) def. Robert Lightbourn (DAV) 7-5, 6-3
5. Matt Saltsgaver (APP) def. Connor Evins (DAV) 7-6, 6-4
6. Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Ethan Kallick (DAV) 6-7, 6-4, 10-6
1. Sebastien King/Zach Bost (APP) def. Joe Schafer/Ethan Kallick (DAV) 8-4
2. Andrew McKinnon/Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Chris Mark/Kevin Moore (DAV) 9-8
3. Steve Lake/Steve Karendal (APP) def. Connor Evins/Nicky Kunz (DAV) 9-8
Davidson 8-6 (2-3 SoCon)
Appalachian State 4-8 (2-1 SoCon)
Photo Courtesy: Sebastien King, ASU Athletics