Austin Peay Sports Information
Louisville, KY – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season this weekend at the Louisville Invitational, adding experience while competing against the top players in the area.In Flight A singles, the main event of the tournament, juniors Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro battled before receiving an early exit. Indiana’s Stefan Lugonjic defeated Jumonville, 6-4, 6-0, while Middle Tennessee’s Miguel Negre Fernandez defeated Montenegro, 6-2, 6-1.
Both competitors played two consolation matches, with Marquette’s Alvaro Verdu edging out Jumonville, 6-4, 6-3, and Butler’s Spencer Lang needed three sets to defeat Montenegro, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6.
Sophomore Aleh Drobysh earned a first-round victory over Purdue’s Matt Bouggy in Flight B, 6-2, 6-1, before falling to Marquette’s Gleb Sklyr in the next stage, 6-3, 6-3. In the same bracket, senior Evan Borowski was defeated by Louisville’s Michael Quang, 6-0, 6-1, while freshman Chad Woodham fell to Northwestern Ohio’s Iustin Baciu, 6-1, 6-4.
However, Woodham would bounce-back in the consolation round, upending Campbellsville’s Eduardo Mendoza, 6-4, 6-2, before losing a thriller to Morehead State’s Garrett Mandrell, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. In addition, Jacob Pugh defeated Borowski, 6-2, 6-3.
In Flight C, freshman Taylor Graalman received a first-round bye, knocked off Northwestern Ohio’s Austen Hammett, 6-4, 6-2, before a quarterfinal exit against Lipscomb’s George Wong, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
On the doubles side, veterans Jumonville and Montenegro defeated Spencer Lang and Adrian Mag, of Butler, 8-6, before falling to Kentucky’s Nils Ellefsen and Kevin Lai, 8-5 in Flight A.
In Flight B, Drobysh and Woodham were defeated by Marquette’s Sklyr and Alvaro, 8-1, before earning a consolation win over Campbellsville’s Zach Baulch and Johan Fuzellier, 8-6.
Borowski and Graalman rounded out the doubles lineup in Flight C, falling to Lipscomb’s Wong and Linardi, 8-3, and Campbellsville’s Mendoza and Swencki.
The Govs will return to the court, January 22nd, at home against Xavier.