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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis lose to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-3

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought battle to Tennessee Tech, 4-3, in a rare mid-week conference tilt.

The loss drops Austin Peay (7-5) back to .500 with a 2-2 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. Tennessee Tech moves to 3-12 on the year, but is 2-4 in OVC action.

Austin Peay Governors Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

A trio of Govs earned singles wins in a battle between the 2013 OVC regular season and tournament champions. Junior Aleksas Tverijonas was thorough in his demolition of Vasily Eremeev at No. 3 singles, with the Lithuanian romping in a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Junior Iago Seffrin made it three straight singles victories after an auspicious 0-8 start, defeating Gagan Jain, 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 4 singles slot.

Freshman Manuel Montenegro’s continued progression has to be encouraging for head coach Ross Brown. Montenegro defeated Gonzalo Munoz 6-0, 6-3 at No. 6 singles; the Spaniard has now won four of his last six matches.

Unfortunately the Govs struggles with doubles continued. Dating back to March 1st, the Govs have dropped four of five at the doubles point, with Aremeev and Artem Tarasov defeating Seffrin and junior Dimitar Ristovski (8-6) at No. 2. Montenegro and freshman James Mitchell fell to Jain and Alvaro Cintas (8-3) at No. 3.

The Govs will have to bounce back quickly with home matches looming against Eastern Illinois (1:00pm, March 29th) and SIU Edwardsville (10:00am, March 30th) this weekend.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Oleksiy Arovin (Tech) def. Jasmin Ademovic, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 – Alberto Esteban (Tech) def. Dimitar Ristovski, 7-6 (3), 6-1
No. 3 – Aleksas Tverijonas (APSU) def. Vasily Eremeev, 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 – Iago Seffrin (APSU) def. Gagan Jain, 6-2, 7-5
No. 5 – Alvaro Cintas (Tech) def. James Mitchell, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
No. 6 – Manuel Montenegro (APSU) def. Gonzalo Munoz, 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

No. 1 – Oleksiy Arovin/Alberto Esteban (Tech) vs. Jasmin Ademovic/Alexsas Tverijona (APSU), unfinished
No. 2 – Vasily Eremeev/Artem Tarasov (Tech) def. Iago Seffrin/Dimitar Ristovski, 8-6
No. 3 – Alvaro Cintas/Gagan Jain (Tech) def. James Mitchell/Manuel Montenegro, 8-3

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