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APSU Men’s Tennis plays host to Southern Illinois and Lipscomb this weekend

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team returns to action when it hosts Southern Illinois 7:00pm, Friday match before challenging Lipscomb in a noon, Saturday match at the Austin Peay Indoor Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Mens Tennis plays pair of home games this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Mens Tennis plays pair of home games this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs enter the weekend with a 2-0 record, having defeated Chattanooga and Abilene Christian to open the young season.

Southern Illinois (0-3) enters the weekend without a win but is still a talented team.  The pairing of junior Jonny Rigby and sophomore Michal Kianicka finished last season undefeated at No. 1 doubles in Missouri Valley Conference play.

Lipscomb (5-2) enters the weekend with wins in their last four matches. The Bisons are led by freshman Alejandr Manzanares, who owns a 4-1 record in singles action this spring, along with freshman Rob Mitchell, who has posted a 3-2 mark in singles play.  In doubles, the Bisons are led by the freshman pairing of Philippe Courteau and Alex Pavel who have accumulated a 5-1 mark at the No. 1 position.

After hosting the Salukis and Bisons, the Govs will hit the road to take on Louisville in a 5:00pm, Saturday February 14th, contest at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

Video – Coach Ross Brown

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