Men's Tennis Defeats Appalachian State, 5-2 03-28-2013

BOONE, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis team advanced its record to 10-2 and 4-2 in the SoCon after beating conference foe Appalachian State, 5-2 Friday, March 29 at the Grandfather Mountain Country Club. 

"It was a though match today," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "We pulled out the doubles point which helped with the momentum going into singles play. Appalachian State is a difficult place to play. I'm proud of my team for adapting to the environment." 

The Blue and Gold started off strong winning two out of three doubles matches to win the doubles point.

Freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) teamed up at No. 1 to win 8-6 against Sebastien King and Zach Bost. 

Freshman Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) and junior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankara, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) picked up an 8-6 win against Andrew McKinnon and Jen-Willem Kleynhans at No. 2. 

At No. 3, sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) lost to Steve Lake and Karendal, 8-5. 

In singles play, Sarioglu won in a close 7-5, 7-5 match at No. 1 against King, while Dougherty dropped a close second-set tiebreaker at No. 2 to Karendal, 6-4, 7-6 (4-0). 

Murray beat Zach Bost at No. 3, 6-4, 6-3. Phillips won an easy 6-2, 6-1 match against McKinnon at No. 4. 

Mack defeated Matt Saltsgaver at No. 5, 7-5, 6-2, while Smith dropped his match at No. 6 against Kleynhans, 7-5, 6-1.

The Spartans will return to action Saturday, March 30 when they host Binghamton at the UNCG tennis courts at 12 p.m.


UNCG vs Appalachian State

Mar 29, 2013 at Boone, N.C.

(Grandfather Mountain Country Club)

UNCG 5, Appalachian State 2


Singles Competition

1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Sebastien King (APP) 7-5, 7-5

2. Steve Karendal (APP) def. James Dougherty (UNCG) 6-4, 7-6 (4-0)

3. Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-4, 6-3

4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Andrew McKinnon (APP) 6-2, 6-1

5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Matt Saltsgaver (APP) 7-5, 6-2

6. Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 7-5, 6-1

Doubles Competition

1. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Sebastien King/Zach Bost (APP) 8-6

2. Ahmet Sarioglu/Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Andrew McKinnon/Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 8-6

3. Steve Lake/Steve Karendal (APP) def. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) 8-5


Match Notes:

UNCG 10-2 (4-2 SoCon) Appalachian State 4-10 (2-3 SoCon)


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