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APSU Governors Tennis comes up short at Morehead State Eagles

 

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APSU - Austin Peay State University Governors Morehead, KY – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team displayed improvements in doubles action, but could not maintain its lead in a 4-2 loss at Morehead State, Saturday.

The Governors (0-7) won the doubles point to gain early momentum, but could not sustain it after going 1-4 against the Eagles (3-6) in singles.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Newcomer Almantas Ozelis and sophomore Aleh Drobysh set the tone to begin the day, grabbing a 6-3 win over Ognjen Sunjevaric and Sabastian Penaloza at No. 2.

A loss by Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro against Ritchie Kruunenberg and Gabriel Ruiz, 6-3, leveled the score, but freshmen Alex Kartsonis and Chad Woodham clinched the point with a win over Nick Mercer and Enrique Samudio, 6-4.

Austin Peay’s sole win in singles came at the No. 3 slot, with Montenegro knocking off Samudio, 6-4, 6-4.

At the top of the order, Kruunenberg defeated Jumonville, 7-6(2), 6-4, while Ruiz beat Ozelis, 6-1, 7-6(5). At No. 4, Mercer cruised over Drobysh, 6-1, 6-0, followed by Penaloza outdueling Kartsonis, 6-3, 7-5. Woodham vs. Sunjevaric was unfinished after Morehead held a 6-3, 4-2 advantage.

Austin Peay returns to the Governors Tennis Center next weekend to face SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois Friday-Saturday.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Ritchie Kruunenberg (MSU) def. Aaron Jumonville (APSU), 7-6(5), 6-4

No. 2 – Gabriel Ruiz (MSU) def. Almantas Ozelis (APSU), 6-1, 7-6(5)

No. 3 – Manuel Montenegro (APSU) def. Enrique Samudio (MSU), 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 – Nick Mercer (MSU) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU), 6-1, 6-0

No. 5 – Sabastian Penaloza (MSU) def. Alex Kartsonis (APSU), 6-3, 7-5

No. 6 – Ognjen Sunjevaric (MSU) vs. Chad Woodham (APSU), unfinished

Doubles

No. 1 – Kruunenberg/Ruiz (MSU) def. Jumonville/Montenegro (APSU), 6-3

No. 2 – Ozelis/Drobysh (APSU) def. Sunjevaric/Penaloza (MSU), 6-3

No. 3 – Kartsonis/Woodham (APSU) def. Mercer/Samudio (MSU), 6-4


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