ECU Tennis Rallies Past Appalachian State
Feb. 20, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina rallied back after suffering a doubles sweep to win four of six singles matches, two in three-set fashion, and post a 4-3 non-conference victory over Appalachian State on Sunday at the ECU Tennis Complex.
The victory improved the Pirates' spring record to 6-2 while the Mountaineers dropped to 2-3.
The Pirates won at flights No. 4, 5 and 6 to complete the comeback after losing two of the first three singles flights. Freshman Jorvan Vliegen posted a straight sets victory over Sebastain King at the No. 4 position (6-2, 7-5). Sophomore John Schmitt completed a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win to outlast Andrew McKinnon at No. 5 and senior Stian Tvedt held off Matt Saltsgaver (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) at No. 6 for the Pirates' final two points.
Massimo Mannino produced East Carolina's first tally, disposing of Alex Markov 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 1 slot before Appalachian State posted triumphs at the No. 2 and 3 positions. The Mountaineers got off to an early 1-0 lead by sweeping the doubles action, using 8-3, 7-6 (5) and 8-4 wins.
The Pirates will return to action Friday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. against The Citadel at the ECU Tennis Complex.
EAST CAROLINA 4, APPALACHIAN STATE 3
No. 1 - Kloc/Humblet (ASU) def. Horvath/Vliegen (ECU); 8-3
No. 2 - Markov/King (ASU) def. Skalmerud/Tvedt (ECU); 7-6 (5)
No. 3 - Zeke Sansing/McKinnon (ASU) def. Mannino/Simon Escourrou (ECU); 8-4
Team Records: East Carolina 6-2, Appalachian State 2-3