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Appalachian State Downs Men’s Tennis 4-3

by | Apr 15, 2018 | Sports

Senior David Hager serves during his singles match against Appalachian State.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  — In a battle of former Southern Conference foes, Davidson came out on the short end when it fell 4-3 to Appalachian State in men’s tennis Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Tennis Courts.

Freshman Yash Parikh returns a short volley in his match against Appalachian State.

The Wildcats fell to 13-6 on the season, with a 7-3 record at home. ASU improved to 11-10.

The doubles point proved to be the difference as the Mountaineers took two wins of 6-1 at No. 1 and 2.

Shamael ChaudhryDavid Hager and Yash Parikh each claimed singles wins for the ‘Cats’ three team points. The senior Chaudhry won his second straight and moved to a team-best 13-4 after scoring a three-set win of 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 2. The 13 wins is a career high and pushed his career total to 46.

Fellow senior Hager reached double digits in wins for the fourth consecutive year, moving to 10-7 with a 6-4, 6-2 decision at No. 4. He has 51 career singles wins.

Parikh collected his second win of the season, as the freshman pulled out a 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-3) victory at No. 6.

Senior Shameal Chaudhry returns a serve during his match against Appalachian State.

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