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Austin Peay State University Tennis nabs 4-3 win over SIU Edwardsville

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team earned its first victory of 2016, Friday, a 4-3 nod over SIU Edwardsville at the Foy Fitness Center Courts.

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

Home court advantage played in the Govs (1-7, 1-2 OVC) favor, Friday, in just their second home match this season.

A strong start to the day in doubles action provided the spark, and Austin Peay rode that adrenaline to a much-needed win.

APSU went 2-0 in doubles play, with the third – Chad Woodham and James Mitchell vs. Dan Lineberry and Nico Kuehn – going unfinished. No. 1s Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro set the tone, topping Patrick Gaffigan and Tristan Houle, 7-5. Aleh Drobysh and Almantas Ozelis followed with a 6-4 victory over Jack Desse and Matthew Hutchinson.

SIUE (5-10, 1-1 OVC) got the better of Jumonville at the No. 1 post, with Houle earning a 7-5, 6-3 win, but the Govs leveled the singles score at 3-3 to gain majority.

Ozelis and Montenegro each picked up wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, with the former cruising past Hutchinson, 6-2, 6-0, while Montenegro defeated Gaffigan, 7-5, 6-2. APSU’s third singles point came at No. 5, with freshman Chad Woodham earning his first victory as a Gov over Lineberry, 6-1, 7-5.

The Cougars captured two additional wins – Kuehn edged out Drobysh, 7-6(5), 6-3, and Desse defeated Mitchell, 7-5, 6-2 – but it wasn’t enough as Austin Peay notched win number one.

The Govs seek to build a winning streak Saturday as Eastern Illinois comes to town for a 2:00pm, first serve.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Tristan Houle (SIUE) def. Aaron Jumonville (APSU), 7-5, 6-3

No. 2 – Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Matthew Hutchinson (SIUE), 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 – Manuel Montenegro (APSU) def. Patrick Gaffigan (SIUE), 7-5, 6-2

No. 4 – Nico Kuehn (SIUE) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU), 7-6(5), 6-3

No. 5 – Chad Woodham (APSU) def. Dan Lineberry (SIUE), 6-1, 7-5

No. 6 – Jack Desse (SIUE) def. James Mitchell (APSU), 7-5, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1 – Aaron Jumonville/Manuel Montenegro (APSU) def. Tristan Houle/Patrick Gaffigan, 7-5

No. 2 – Aleh Drobysh/Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Jack Desse/Matthew Hutchinson, 6-4

No. 3 – Chad Woodham/James Mitchell (APSU) vs. Dan Lineberry/Nico Kuehn unfinished

Video

The APSU men and women’s tennis teams got out on the Foy Center Courts for the first time, Friday, against SIUE.

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