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APSU Governors Tennis loses to Southern Illinois


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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUCarbondale, IL – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped its first match of the 2014 campaign, 6-1, to Southern Illinois in Friday action.

The doubles were a struggle for the Govs (2-1) on Friday; for just the second time under head coach Ross Brown’s tutelage, Austin Peay has lost the doubles point in back-to-back matches.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Juniors Iago Seffrin and Dimitar Ristovski took down Rafael Cuadrillero and Filip Aleksic (6-4) at the No. 2 slot. Senior Jasmin Ademovic and junior Aleksas Tverijonas dropped a tough 6-5 battle at No. 1 to Jonny Rigby and Michal Kianicka.

Tverijonas would be the bright spot in singles, winning his No. 3 match against Jorge Cavero in straight sets (6-4, 7-5). Unfortunately, no other Gov would be able to force a third set against the Salukis (2-4), allowing the hosts to win their second straight after losing four in a row to start the season.

Austin Peay returns to action with a 5:00pm, Saturday match against Lipscomb at the Whitworth Indoor Tennis Facility in Nashville, TN.

Box Score

Southern Illinois 6, Austin Peay 1
Friday, February 14th, 2014 | Carbondale, IL

Singles competition
1. Jonny Rigby (SIU) def. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Michal Kianicka (SIU) def. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) def. Jorge Cavero (SIU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Szymon Opieczonek (SIU) def. SEFFRIN, Iago (APSU) 6-2, 6-5
5. Rafael Cuadrillero (SIU) def. MITCHELL, James (APSU) 6-1, 6-5
6. Filip Aleksic (SIU) def. MONTENEGRO, Manuel (APSU) 6-4, 6-2



Doubles competition
1. Jonny Rigby/Michal Kianicka (SIU) def. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin/TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) 6-5
2. SEFFRIN, Iago/RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) def. Rafael Cuadrillero/Filip Aleksic (SIU) 6-4
3. Jorge Cavero/Szymon Opieczonek (SIU) def. MONTENEGRO, Manuel/MITCHELL, James (APSU) 6-3


Match Notes
Austin Peay 2-1
Southern Illinois 2-4




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