Pirate Tennis Captures 5-2 Road Win At Appalachian State
Feb. 8, 2010
BOONE, N.C. - The East Carolina men's tennis team used four singles wins and a doubles point to capture a 5-2 non-conference victory over Appalachian State Sunday afternoon at the Yonahlossee Racquet Club.
With the win, ECU improves to 4-1 overall, while the Mountaineers drop to 0-1 on the season.
East Carolina opened the match by capturing the doubles point as Henrik Skalmerud and partner Stian Tvedt slipped past Trent Constance and Peter Jacobs (9-8) in the number one spot and Bryan Oakley and Stephen Whitwell took the third match (8-5) over Andrew McKinnon and Britton Webb.
In singles play, the East Carolina took four matches two in straight sets as Jaroslav Horvath upended Trent Constance (7-5,6-3) at the No. 1 spot and Massimo Mannino recorded a 6-4,6-4 victory over McKinnon at the No.5 position. Whitwell knocked off Phillip Kloc 6-2,4-6,6-3 and John Schmitt handled Alain Humblet 6-7,6-3,6-1.
The Mountaineers pair of triumphs came at the No. 2 and No. 6 positions as Jacobs dismissed Skalmerud 6-4, 7-5 and Zeke Sansing used a super tiebreaker to defeat Oakley 4-6,6-3,6-1.
The Pirates will return to action Saturday, February 13 when it travels to Fredericksburg, Va. to take on James Madison.
EAST CAROLINA 5, APPALACHIAN STATE 2
No. 1 - Jaroslav Horvath (ECU) def. Trent Constance (ASU); 7-5,6-3
No. 2 - Peter Jacobs (ASU) def. Henrik Skalmerud (ECU); 6-3,6-3
No. 3 - Stephen Whitwell (ECU) def. Phillip Kloc (ASU); 6-2,4-6,6-3
No. 4 - John Schmitt (ECU) def. Alain Humblet (ASU); 6-7,6-3,6-1
No. 5 - Massimo Mannino (ECU) def. Andrew McKinnon (ASU); 6-4,6-4
No. 6 - Zeke Sansing (ASU) def. Bryan Oakley (ECU); 4-6,6-3 (10-8)
No. 1 - Skalmerud/Stian Tvedt (ECU) def. Constance/Jacobs (ASU); 9-8
No. 2 - Humblet/Kloc (ASU) def. Horvath/Schmitt (ECU); 8-3
No. 3 - Oakley/Whitwell (ECU) def. McKinnon/Britton Webb (ASU); 8-5
Team Records: East Carolina 4-1, Appalachian State 0-1