|ASU Men Fall to Coastal Carolina|
|Written by Ryan Bower|
|Friday, 21 February 2014 16:52|
Appalachian State University men's tennis saw its two-match winning streak come to an end with a 4-2 loss at Coastal Carolina on Friday at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
The Mountaineers (2-2) picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 6 singles, but could not overcome a touch Chanticleer (5-3) squad, which won four singles flights, avoiding having to face Appalachian in doubles play.
Oliver Casey remained undefeated on the year as he picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 while Matt Saltsgaver earned Appalachian's second point with a 7-6, 6-1 win at No. 6.
It was all Chanticleers beyond that as App State's Sebastien King lost to the 109th ranked player in the nation, Coastal's Philipp Tsangaridis by a 6-2, 6-2 score at No. 1 singles.
Daniel Hoang won the first set at No. 3, but eventually fell by a score of 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 while Zach Bost dropped a straight-set decision (6-4, 6-0) at No. 4 and Jack Maddocks also fell in straight sets by a 7-6, 6-1 score at No. 6.
Coastal Carolina clinched the match with the win at No. 3 singles, which was the fifth match to finish before Saltsgaver's win gave Appalachian a point for the 4-2 final.
The Mountaineers will remain in Conway where they will take on Richmond tomorrow at 11 a.m. to wrap up the weekend.
Coastal Carolina 4, Appalachian State 2
Feb 21, 2014 at Conway, S.C. (Billy Nichols Tennis Center)
1. #109 TSANGARIDIS, Philipp (COASTAL) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-2, 6-2
2. Oliver Casey (APP) def. NILSSON, Ted (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2
3. YEDIGARIAN, Garik (COASTAL) def. Daniel Hoang (APP) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. CHRISTOFIDES, Leo (COASTAL) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-4, 6-0
5. AL-MUTAWA, Jabor (COASTAL) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-3, 7-5
6. Matt Saltsgaver (APP) def. WHALEN, Hunter (COASTAL) 7-6, 6-1
1. CHRISTOFIDES, Leo/TSANGARIDIS, Philipp (COASTAL) vs. Zach Bost/Sebastien King (APP) unfinished
2. NILSSON, Ted/AL-MUTAWA, Jabor (COASTAL) vs. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) unfinished
3. SAMED, Renan/YEDIGARIAN, Garik (COASTAL) vs. Steve Lake/Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) unfinished
Appalachian State 2-2
Coastal Carolina 5-3
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (4,1,2,5,3,6)
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