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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis loses at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team suffered a non-conference loss at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Blue Raiders.

The loss – Austin Peay’s first to Middle Tennessee since 2010 – drops the Govs to 6-3 on the season. The Blue Raiders improve to 5-9 on the year.

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

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

For the first time this season, juniors Dimitar Ristovski and Iago Seffrin suffered a loss in doubles. The pair dropped their match at No. 2 to David Fox and Sam Matheson, 8-6, leading to the Govs dropping the doubles point for the second time in Austin Peay’s last three matches.

While Ristovski and Seffrin’s season-opening doubles win streak came to an end, Aleksas Tverijonas’ singles streak kept chugging along. The junior from Lithuania defeated Victor Hoang 6-4, 6-7, 10-4 in the No. 3 slot for his ninth straight win to start the season.

Freshman James Mitchell picked up his first win since February 22nd; the Australian came back from a first-set loss to defeat Matheson 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 at No. 5 singles.

The Govs return to action this weekend at Belmont (10:00am, Saturday) and back in Clarksville against Tennessee State (11:00am, Sunday).

Box Score

Singles

1.       Ettore Zito (MT) def. Jasmin Ademovic (APSU) 6-2, 6-2
2.       David Fox (MT) def. Dimitar Ristovski (APSU) 6-0, 7-5
3.       Aleksas Tverijonas (APSU) def. Victor Hoang (MT) 6-4, 6-7, 10-4
4.       Aaron Jumonville (MT) def. Iago Seffrin (APSU) 6-2, 6-2
5.       James Mitchell (APSU) def. Sam Matheson (MT) 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
6.       Yannick Born (MT) def. Manuel Montenegro (APSU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

1.       Ademovic/Tverijonas (APSU) vs. Born/Jumonville (MT) 4-4 (uf)
2.       Fox/Matheson (MT) def. Seffrin/Ristovski (APSU) 8-6
3.       Hoang/Zito (MT) def. Mitchell/Montenegro (APSU) 8-3


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