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Elon Eliminates ASU in SoCon Semifinals PDF Print
Written by Ryan Bower   
Friday, 18 April 2014 21:02

Appalachian State University men’s tennis saw its postseason run come to an end in a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Elon in the semifinals of the 2014 Southern Conference Championships at the Champions Club

on Friday.



The Mountaineers (10-13) dropped the doubles point and the Phoenix (18-4) seized the momentum to advance to their sixth SoCon title match in the past eight seasons.


Appalachian’s top duo of Sebastien King/Zach Bost fell by an 8-4 final before the No. 2 team of Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang dropped an 8-2 decision to give Elon the early 1-0 lead. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks trailed 7-4 at No. 3 when the doubles point was decided.


In singles play, the Mountaineers looked as if they may complete a comeback as they led or were tied early on at each spot, but a strong Elon lineup eventually prevailed.


Casey was the first to suffer defeat, losing 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles before King fell by a 6-4, 6-1 final to SoCon Player of the Year Cameron Silverman at the No. 1 spot. Silverman entered the tournament ranked No. 41 in the latest ITA rankings.


Maddocks suffered a 6-4, 6-4 loss at No. 5 to give the Phoenix the decisive fourth point. Bost trailed by a set and was down 3-0 in the second at the No. 4 spot when the match was decided. Hoang and Jan-Willem Kleynhans also saw their matches go unfinished at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively as both earned first-set wins when the contest went final.


The Mountaineers return 10-of-12 players next season as King and Matt Saltsgaver will graduate this year.


#54 Elon 4, Appalachian State 0

Apr 18, 2014 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Champions Club)

Singles competition

1. Cameron Silverman (ELON) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-4, 6-1

2. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) def. Oliver Casey (APP) 6-2, 6-0

3. Robert Lindgren (ELON) vs. Zach Bost (APP) 7-6 (7-4), 3-0, unfinished

4. Brian Kowalski (ELON) vs. Daniel Hoang (APP) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, unfinished

5. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-4, 6-4

6. Ismael Sanchez (ELON) vs. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 6-7 (5-7), 3-4, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Cameron Silverman/Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Sebastien King/Zach Bost (APP) 8-4

2. Brian Kowalski/Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Oliver Casey/Daniel Hoang (APP) 8-2

3. Stefan Fortmann/Juan Madrid (ELON) vs. Steve Lake/Jack Maddocks (APP) 7-4, unfinished


Match Notes

Appalachian State 10-13

Elon 18-4; National ranking #54

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,5)


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