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APSU Tennis drops heartbreaker to IUPUI 4-3



APSU Men's TennisClarksville, Tn – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team lost a heartbreaker to IUPUI, 4-3, Tuesday, at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

The Govs (1-11) had already played the Jaguars (6-9) once this season, with that match finishing 5-2 in favor of the Jaguars.

APSU Mens Tennis

APSU Men’s Tennis photo courtesy Austin Peay Sports Information

The Govs came in looking for revenge and they got the perfect start as Almantas Ozelis and Aleh Drobysh won at No. 1 doubles over Jac Newis and Bradley Luetschwager (6-3).

IUPUI responded with a win at No. 2 doubles, but Timo Kiesslich and Chad Woodham put in a clutch performance to give the Govs a 1-0 advantage going into singles.

After the Jaguars evened the match up at one with a win at No. 2 singles, Ozelis showed why he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference’s second best player in the preseason, defeating Newis in straight sets at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-2).

However, IUPUI retook the lead with two wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Evan Bottorff took the first set of his match at No. 6 singles, but Drobysh fell in another three-set match at No. 3 doubles to clinch the match for IUPUI.

Bottorff did end up winning the second set to make the final score 4-3.

Austin Peay opens OVC play at home at 2:00pm, Friday, against Tennessee State.

IUPUI 4, Austin Peay 3


1. Almantas Ozelis/Aleh Drobysh (APSU) def. Jac Newis/Bradley Luetschwager (IUPUI) 6-3

2. David Beasley/Grant Esposito (IUPUI) def. Christian Edison/Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-3

3. Timo Kiesslich/Chad Woodham (APSU) def. Matt Moe/Kyle Whittaker (IUPUI) 6-3


1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Jac Newis (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-2

2. David Beasley (IUPUI) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 6-3, 6-4

3. Sean Bailey (IUPUI) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4

4. Eric Hollingsworth (IUPUI) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

5. Bradley Luetschwager (IUPUI) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-1, 6-0

6. Evan Bottorff (APSU) def. Furhan Siddiki (IUPUI) 7-6 (3), 6-2

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




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