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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis defeats Murray State for 11th straight win

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsMurray, KY – A dominant performance against rival Murray State pushed Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team’s win streak to 11 matches, Tuesday.

The Governors were rarely challenged en route to a 7-0 victory at the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.

APSU Men's Tennis.
APSU Men’s Tennis.

This was the fourth consecutive victory for Austin Peay (11-2, 5-0 OVC) against Murray State (0-14, 0-5 OVC). The Govs have not dropped more than one point in any of their last three victories against the Racers.

“Everyone played great today,” said head coach Ross Brown. “They’re working hard and playing great tennis. We’re just making sure we stay focused, and it starts in doubles.”

No Gov was pushed to a third set in singles play. Notably, senior No. 1 player Sean Bailey defeated Adam Taylor (6-4, 6-1) and junior Jasmin Ademovic polished off Tyler Jeffers (6-2, 6-3) at No. 2. The duo teamed up for a No. 1 doubles, dispatching Taylor and Ryan Kennedy, 8-2.

A pair of Austin Peay sophomores continued lengthy winning streaks. Dimitar Ristovski made it 11 consecutive wins, defeating Kennedy (6-2, 6-3) at No. 3 singles. Aleksas Tverijonas made it 13 straight at No. 4 singles, knocking off Max McLean (6-0, 6-3).

The Govs conclude the regular season with a four-match homestand, with Tennessee State (April 6th, 1:00pm) and Belmont (April 7th, 2:00pm) scheduled to visit Clarksville this weekend.

Box Score

Singles competition
1. BAILEY, Sean (APSU) def. Adam Taylor (MUR) 6-4, 6-1
2. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) def. Tyler Jeffers (MUR) 6-2, 6-3
3. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) def. Ryan Kennedy (MUR) 6-2, 6-3
4. TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) def. Max McLean (MUR) 6-0, 6-3
5. STORIE, John (APSU) def. Nik Mitric (MUR) 9-8
6. SEFFRIN, Iago (APSU) def. Aleks Mitric (MUR) 8-4


Doubles competition
1. BAILEY, Sean/ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) def. Adam Taylor/Ryan Kennedy (MUR) 8-2
2. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar/SEFFRIN, Iago (APSU) def. Tyler Jeffers/Joao Camara (MUR) 8-4
3. STORIE, John/TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) def. Max McLean/Nik Mitric (MUR) 8-4


Match Notes
Austin Peay 11-2, 5-0 OVC
Murray State 0-14, 0-5 OVC


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