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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis falls to Detroit Mercy Thursday


APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team fell to Detroit Mercy by a score of 6-1, Thursday, at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

The Titans (7-5) got off to a quick start in the doubles portion of the match, winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis unable to get on track at home against Detroit Mercy, Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis unable to get on track at home against Detroit Mercy, Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

The team of Evan Bottorff and Timo Kiesslich were leading 5-4 in their match at No. 3 doubles, but the match went unfinished.

Things did not get much better for the Govs (1-9), as the Titans clinched the match with three straight-set singles wins at the top of the order (No. 1- No. 3 singles). Detroit also collected two more straight-set wins at No. 4 and No. 6 singles. However, Jacob Lorino won in three sets over Alvaro Arce at No. 5 singles (6-2, 2-6, 10-6) to claim Austin Peay’s lone point of the match.

The Govs travel to Tennessee for a 4:00pm start, Sunday, before returning home to host IUPUI, 12:00pm, Tuesday. The Govs already played IUPUI once this season, losing 5-2 in Indianapolis.

Box Score

Detroit Mercy 6, Austin Peay 1


1. Luka Soskic/Nathan Ponton (DET) def. Aleh Drobysh/Almantas Ozelis (APSU) 6-3

2. Alvaro Arce/Jenya Sirous (DET) def. Jacob Lorino/Christian Edison (APSU) 6-1

3. Evan Bottorff/Timo Kiesslich (APSU) vs Gvidas Motuzas/Adam Zychowicz (DET) 5-4, unfinished


1. Nathan Ponton (DET) def. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) 6-2, 6-3

2. Luka Soskic (DET) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Jenya Sirous (DET) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-2, 6-3

4. Gvidas Motuzas (DET) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 6-2, 6-4

5. Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Alvaro Arce (DET) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6

6. Adam Zychowicz (DET) def. Chad Woodham (APSU) 6-3, 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2, 1); Singles (2, 1, 3, 4, 6, 5)




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