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Furman Extends Winning Streak To Three Matches With 5-2 Win Over Appalachian State

Alex Christ
Alex Christ

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman men's tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 5-2 win over Appalachian State Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Mountaineers (4-12, 2-5 SoCon) swept the doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Sebastien King and Zach Bost teamed up for an 8-6 win over junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne in the top spot, and Andrew McKinnon and Jen-Willem Kleynhans beat sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll, 9-8(7-4) at number two.  Steve Lake combined with Steve Karendal to defeat senior Andrew Mellow and sophomore Luke Synn, 8-6, at flight three. 

The Paladins (6-12, 3-4 SoCon) stormed back in singles play, winning the top five matches for the team victory.  Mellow notched a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 advantage over King at flight one, and Christ came from behind for a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 victory versus Karendal at number two.  Brown topped Bost, 6-3, 6-0, in the flight four contest, and Behal posted a 7-5, 6-2 win over McKinnon at number four.  At flight five, Synn bested Matt Saltsgave, 6-1, 6-1.

Kleynhans recorded Appalachian State's lone singles point, defeating Droll, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4, at number six.

Furman returns home to play host to Samford Sunday at 11 a.m.


Furman 5, Appalachian State 2
Apr 03, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Sebastien King (APP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

2. Alex Christ (FUR) def. Steve Karendal (APP) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-3, 6-0

4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Andrew McKinnon (APP) 7-5, 6-2

5. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Matt Saltsgaver (APP) 6-1, 6-1

6. Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Tyler Droll (FUR) 2-6, 7-6, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Sebastien King/Zach Bost (APP) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 8-6

2. Andrew McKinnon/Jen-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) 9-8 (7-4)

3. Steve Lake/Steve Karendal (APP) def. Andrew Mellow/Luke Synn (FUR) 8-6


Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,5,6,4,2,1)