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Austin Peay State University Governors Tennis advances in OVC Tournament with win over Morehead State Eagles

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team has advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship semi-finals as the Govs swept Morehead State 4-0, Friday, at Centennial SportsPlex.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis moves on to OVC Championship semi-finals. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Men’s Tennis moves on to OVC Championship semi-finals. (APSU Sports Information)

With the win, the third-seeded Govs improve to 13-7 overall while Morehead State falls to 6-16 for the season.

In doubles action, the Govs pairing of freshman Aleh Drobysh and sophomore Manuel Montenegro picked up an 8-4 victory at the No. 3 position. The Govs then clinched the doubles point when the pairing of seniors Iago Seffrin and Dimitar Ristovski earned an 8-6 win at the No. 1 slot.

In singles play, Austin Peay was led by senior Aleksas Tverijonas, who earned a 6-3, 6-1 win against Sabastian Penaloza at the No. 2 position and freshman Aleh Drobysh, who picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Enrique Samudio at the No. 6 slot. The Govs completed the sweep when sophomore Aaron Jumonville defeated the Eagles’ Gabriel Ruiz 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3.

The win moves Austin Peay into the semifinals against second-seeded Tennessee Tech in a 2:00pm, Saturday match at Centennial SportsPlex.

Video

Ross Brown talks after the Govs opening-round win against Morehead State in the OVC Championships.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 –Dimitar Ristovski (APSU) vs. Ritchie Kruunenberg (MOR) 5-7, 4-1, unfinished

No. 2 – Aleksas Tverijonas (APSU) def. Sabastian Penaloza (MOR) 6-3, 6-1

No. 3 –Aaron Jumonville (APSU) def. Gabriel Ruiz (MOR) 6-3, 6-3

No. 4 – Iago Seffrin (APSU) vs. Nick Mercer (MOR) 4-6, 4-3, unfinished

No. 5 – Manuel Montenegro (APSU) vs. Jose Zurro (MOR) 7-5, 2-1, unfinished

No. 6. – Aleh Drobysh (APSU) def. Enrique Samudio (MOR) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1 – Seffrin/Ristovski (APSU) def. Kruunenberg/Esteban (MOR) 8-6

No. 2 –Jumonville/Tverijonas (APSU) vs. Penaloza/Mercer (MOR) unfinished

No. 3 –Drobysh/Montenegro (APSU) def. Garrett Mandrell/Samudio (MOR) 8-4

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