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APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Senior Sean Bailey and sophomore Dimitar Ristovski won their respective flights at this weekend’s Austin Peay Fall Open, defeating many top Ohio Valley Conference foes along the way.Bailey defeated second-seeded Josh Smith of Western Kentucky (6-4,6-4) in the opening round before dispatching two SIU Edwardsville players on his way to victory. He defeated fourth-seeded Nicolas Vincent (6-3,6-1) in the semifinals before taking down No. 5 seed Marten Jonsson 6-2,6-4 to win the top flight.
Bailey and sophomore Aleksas Tverijonas won the top flight in doubles play, going 3-0 with wins against Western Kentucky (Smith/Taranda, 8-3), Northern Alabama (Feury/Kavalenka, 8-6) and SIU Edwardsville (Jonsson/Tanulanond, 9-7). Tverijonas also made the semifinals in Flight A of the singles bracket, defeating Northern Alabama’s Kavalenka (6-3,6-4) before losing to Jonsson from SIU Edwardsville (0-6,7-5,6-3).
Ristovski took top honors in Flight B, opening play with a 6-3,7-5 win against Western Kentucky’s Andrew Fish. He followed that with a win over OVC foe Jacob Perkins from SIU Edwardsville (7-6(7-5),6-4) and defeated Northern Alabama’s Rob Whitsitt in the final (6-4,6-3).
Flight A Singles – First Round
No. 1 Sean Bailey def. No. 2 Josh Smith (WKU) 6-4,6-4
Flight A Singles – Semifinal
Bailey def. No. 4 Nicolas Vincent (SIUE) 6-3,6-1
Flight A Singles – Final
Bailey def. Jonsson 6-2,6-4
Flight B Singles – First Round
No. 4 Dimitar Ristovski def. No. 3 Andrew Fish (WKU) 6-3,7-5
Flight B Singles – Semifinal
Ristovski def. No. 1 1 Jacob Perkins (SIUE) 7-6(7-5),6-4
Flight B Singles – Final
Ristovski def. Whitsitt 6-4,6-3
Flight C Singles – First Round
No. 4 Evan Borowski def. No. 3 Dylan Reed (SIUE) 6-0,6-1
Flight C Singles – Semifinal
No. 5 Jacob Tanulanond def. Borowski 6-2,6-1
Flight A Doubles – Round Robin
Bailey/Tverijonas def. Smith/Taranda (WKU) 8-3
Flight B Doubles – Round Robin
Whitsitt/Sommerfeld (UNA) def. Ristovski/Borowski 9-8(7-5)
TopicsAleksas Tverijonas, Andrew Fish, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Men's Tennis, APSU Sports, APSU Tennis, Austin Peay Fall Open, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, Dimitar Ristovski, Jacob Perkins, Josh Smith, Marten Jonsson, Nicolas Vincent, Northern Alabama, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, Rob Whitsitt, Sean Bailey, SIU Edwardsville, Western Kentucky
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