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APSU Men’s Tennis begins 2015 on the road against Chattanooga Mocs

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team opens its 2015 spring schedule when it travels to Chattanooga, for a 1:00pm, Saturday match at the Hixson Racquet Club.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis travels to Chattanooga for Saturday match. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis travels to Chattanooga for Saturday match. (APSU Sports Information)

The match opens the spring slate for the Governors, in addition to the third season for Austin Peay head coach Ross Brown.

The Mocs enter the match with a record of 0-2 having lost last weekend to MTSU (6-1) and No. 6 North Carolina (7-0).

The Governors will be led by a trio of talented seniors.  Aleksas Tverijonas complied a 17-2 record last spring while Dimitar Ristovski finished his 2014 season with a 15-9 record, going undefeated in three matches at the No. 1 position.

Fellow senior Iago Seffrin earned a 9-9 record last spring and along with Tverijonas competed at the ITA All-American tournament this fall. In addition to the seniors, sophomore Manuel Montenegro earned an 8-6 record last spring and advanced to the consolation semifinals of the ITA Ohio Valley Regional tournament this October.

The Mocs return four of their top six players from last season’s 7-14 squad which finished ninth in the Southern Conference. Among those 14 losses was a 4-3 defeat to the Govs, February 1st, 2014. The Mocs are led by senior Pavel Grigorjevs, who went 6-6 last spring in the No. 1 position and junior Luke Saunders who compiled a 9-8 record in dual matches last spring.

The Govs hope to continue their four-match winning streak against the Mocs; Austin Peay is 4-14 all-time against Chattanooga, with each of the last two matches having been decided by a single point.

After opening their season on the road, the Governors will open their home schedule 3:00pm, January 29th, when they host Abilene Christian in the Austin Peay Tennis Center.


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