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Austin Peay State University Tennis falls at Tennessee Tech

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Ohio Valley Conference leaders Tennessee Tech, Friday, at the Tech Tennis Courts.

The Governors (6-10, 5-3 OVC) slip to fourth in the standings, still in position to gain entry to the conference tournament.

APSU Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU will have one final regular season match – 10:00am, Saturday morning at Jacksonville State.

Friday, the Golden Eagles (12-6, 8-0 OVC) narrowly gained the doubles point, needing a tiebreaker victory to clinch it. At No. 1, TTU’s Alex Arovin and Alberto Esteban defeated Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro, 6-3.

To follow, Alex Kartsonis and Chad Woodham put on a good fight against Jorge Alfonzo and Guillermo Nicolas, only to fall 7-6(4). The No. 2 match between Almantas Ozelis/Aleh Drobysh and Eduardo Mena/Marcos Bernanardes was unfinished.

APSU held up well against the undefeated Golden Eagles, forcing three matches to enter a third set. Mena and Jumonville put on a show at the No. 1 singles spot, with Mena escaping with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory. Behind them, Arovin withstood a late rally by Ozelis to win, 6-0, 5-7, 6-1, while Esteban knocked off Montenegro, 6-2, 6-1.

At No. 4, Nicolas topped Drobysh, 6-3, 2-6, 3-2, retired, while Bernardes defeated Kartsonis 6-4, 1-6, 6-0, and Alfonzo got the better of Woodham, 6-0, 6-2.

Box Score

Singles

1. Mena, Eduardo (TTU) def. Jumonville, Aaron (APSU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2

2. Arovin, Alex (TTU) def. Ozelis, Almantas (APSU) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

3. Esteban, Alberto (TTU) def. Montenegro, Manuel (APSU) 6-2, 6-1

4. Nicolas, Guillermo (TTU) def. Drobysh, Aleh (APSU) 6-3, 2-6, 3-2, retired

5. Bernardes, Marcos (TTU) def. Kartsonis, Alex (APSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-0

6. Alfonzo, Jorge (TTU) def. Woodham, Chad (APSU) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

1. Arovin, Alex/Esteban, Alberto (TTU) def. Jumonville, Aaron/Montenegro, Manuel (APSU) 6-3

2. Mena, Eduardo/Bernardes, Marcos (TTU) vs. Drobysh, Aleh/Ozelis, Almantas (APSU) 6-6, unfinished

3. Alfonzo, Jorge/Nicolas, Guillermo (TTU) def. Kartsonis, Alex/Woodham, Chad (APSU) 7-6 (7-4)


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