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APSU Governors Tennis Seniors to play at ITA All-American Championships

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A pair of Austin Peay State University men’s tennis seniors will compete at the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships hosted by Tulsa, beginning Saturday, September 27th, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Seniors Iago Seffrin and Aleksas Tverijonas will compete in the Pre-Qualifying tournament.  Winners in the pre-qualifying advance to the qualifying rounds beginning September 29th and running through October 1st.

Winners from the qualifying round advance to the main draw, which will be held October 2nd-6th.

Tverijonas, who finished the season ranked 20th in the final ITA Ohio Valley Region rankings, compiled a 20-5 record in singles action during spring 2014.  He went 1-2 last weekend in singles play at the Dale Short Invitational, hosted by Middle Tennessee.

Seffrin finished last season 15-10 in singles play, playing some of the best, playing some of the best singles matches of his career.  He is looking to bounce back from an 0-3 singles weekend at the Dale Short Invitational.

“This tournament features the best players in the nation and I am extremely pleased we have players in this event,” said head coach Ross Brown.  “It’s always a good thing to be exposed to the best and any chance to play at this level is a huge benefit.”

Tverijonas earned the No. 10 seed in the pre-qualifying tournament and will receive a bye in the first round.  He will face the winner of the match between Jonny Rigby (Southern Illinois) and Todd Volmari (Loyola Marymount) at 2:00pm, Saturday. Sefferin will take on Zachary Goldberg (North Florida) in his first round match at 11:30am, Saturday.

Video – Aleksas Tverijonas

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