APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – After inclement weather forced Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team to postpone Day 1 of the Dale Short Shootout, the Govs returned to their home court to host Lipscomb in a makeshift match-up, Saturday.APSU and Lipscomb managed to avoid the elements at the Governors Tennis Center, with the two sides playing nine matches – six singles, three doubles.
The Govs were headed by junior Aaron Jumonville, who made his debut at the No. 1 position, followed by No. 2 junior Manuel Montenegro. Jumonville was defeated by Rob Mitchell, 6-3, 7-6 (4), while Montenegro fell to Alejandro Manzanares, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
At the No. 3 spot, sophomore Aleh Drobysh battled to earn a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-4 decision over Philippe Courteau.
Freshman Chad Woodham was slotted at the No. 4 for his first collegiate match, but was beaten by Daniel Cardenas, 7-5, 6-3. Rounding out the lineup, senior Evan Borowski fell to Thais Minet, 4-6, 7-5, 10-1, while freshman Taylor Graalman was upended by John Tougher, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
In doubles action, the experienced pairing of Jumonville and Montenegro picked up APSU’s lone victory, defeating Mitchell and Minet, 7-5. Drobysh and Woodham were paired with one another against Tougher and Courteau, losing 6-1, while Borowski and Graalman were edged by Manzanares and Cardenas, 6-4.
Two Govs – Jumonville and Montenegro – will return to the court on Oct. 3-12 to compete in the ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.