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APSU Tennis kicks off 2016 at home against Chattanooga

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team will open the 2016 season this week against Chattanooga, Noon, Saturday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Tennis hosts Chattanooga Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Tennis hosts Chattanooga Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Coming off a 14-8 record and an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship berth a year ago, the Govs participated in four fall tournaments to prepare for a clean slate.

In the preseason, juniors Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro established themselves as the 1-2 punch at the top of the order, with 33 combined wins in 2014-15.

The lone senior on the roster, Evan Borowski, will earn another chance to capture a medal before graduating, junior James Mitchell returns to the court coming off an injury, while rising sophomore Aleh Drobysh seeks to build upon a five-win season.

Completing the squad are three freshmen – Taylor Graalman, Chad Woodham and Alex Kartsonis – making it the youngest APSU men’s tennis roster since 2011-12. Both Graalman and Woodham arrived in the fall to make the collegiate transition, while Kartsonis, a fall signee from Leawood, Kansas, will make his debut this spring.

The Mocs went 5-16 a season ago, but return all but one player to bolster a roster with three seniors and four juniors.

The Governors have won each of the last three meetings against Chattanooga, with all three finishing at 4-3.


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