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APSU Governors Tennis beats Murray State 6-1 for third OVC win

 

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APSU Tennis - Austin Peay State University Governors Clarksville, TN – APSU men’s tennis team notched its third Ohio Valley Conference victory, Tuesday, cruising to a 6-1 decision over Murray State at the Foy Fitness Center outdoor courts.

The Austin Peay State University Governors (4-8, 3-2 OVC) have now won four of their last five matches, including a third-straight win in OVC play.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis rolls to a 6-1 win over Murray State Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis rolls to a 6-1 win over Murray State Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Meanwhile, the Racers (2-19, 0-5 OVC) have lost 12 in a row.

Beginning in doubles action, Austin Peay’s top groupings provided the spark, led by juniors Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro who knocked off Murray State’s No. 1 pairing of Marcel Ueltzhoeffer and David Schrott, 6-4.

No. 2s Aleh Drobysh and Almantas Ozelis grabbed their sixth-straight win as a doubles team, clinching the point with a 6-3 nod over Davis Hess and Will True. Unfortunately, the Govs couldn’t make it three in a row as Alex Kartsonis and Chad Woodham fell to Javier Villar and Srdjan Trosic, 7-5.

In singles, Jumonville picked up a much-needed win to break an 0-9 slump, defeating Ueltzhoeffer, 2-6, 7-5, 6-0, while Ozelis battled for a three-set nod over True, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Montenegro cruised over Schrott, 6-1, 6-2, for his fifth win of 2016, followed by Drobysh topping Trosic, 6-2, 6-4. At the No. 5 spot, Kartsonis earned his first OVC victory, outplaying Hess to a 6-4, 6-4 score. Lastly, Murray State’s Villar defeated Woodham, 6-2, 6-4, to conclude play.

Austin Peay continues its final homestand of the season this weekend, with matches against Tennessee State (2:00pm, Friday) and Belmont (2:00pm, Saturday).

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Aaron Jumonville (APSU) def. Marcel Ueltzhoeffer (MSU), 2-6, 7-5, 6-0

No. 2 – Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Will True (MSU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

No. 3 – Manuel Montenegro (APSU) def. David Schrott (MSU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 – Aleh Drobysh (APSU) def. Srdjan Trosic (MSU), 6-2, 6-4

No. 5 – Alex Kartsonis (APSU) def. David Hess (MSU), 6-4, 6-4

No. 6 – Javier Villar (MSU) def. Chad Woodham (APSU), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 – Jumonville/Montenegro (APSU) def. Ueltzhoeffer/Schrott (MSU), 6-4

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

No. 3 – Villar/Trosic (MSU) def. Kartsonis/Woodham (APSU), 7-5


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