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Kartsonis Lifts APSU Men’s Tennis to 4-3 win over Chattanooga

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityChattanooga, TN – With the match knotted at three, Alex Kartsonis rallied after dropping the first set to take his No. 5 singles match 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, and give the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team its first win in 2017, a 4-3 win over Chattanooga Saturday night.

UTC won the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis beats Chattanooga 4-2 Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis beats Chattanooga 4-2 Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

However, Manual Montenegro tied the match at one with a straight set 6-4, 6-3 win over UTC’s Nic Wilson in the No. 1 singles match. 

The Mocs picked up a win at No. 4 singles match, but Aaron Jumonville responded for the Govs claiming a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win in his No. 3 singles match to retie the match at two.

Almantas Ozelis gave the Govs its first lead of the match with a straight set 6-4, 7-5 win in his No. 2 singles match, but this time it was UTC turn to force a tie after win in the No. 6 singles match.

With the match on the line, Kartsonis rallied from a 5-7 opening set loss to take the final two sets 6-2 and 7-5 to seal the Govs victory.

The Govs will return to action on Saturday, February 4th at home in the APSU Indoor Tennis Center.

Box Score

APSU 4, UTC 3

Singles

1. Manual Montenegro (APSU) def. Nic Wilson (UTC) 6-4, 6-3

2. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Niklas Gerdes (UTC) 6-4, 7-5

3. Aaron Jumonville (APSU) def. Pablo Llebeili (UTC) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

4. Simon Bustamante (UTC) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-4, 6-4

5. Alex Kartsonis (APSU) def. Max Grobbelaar (UTC) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5

6. Michael Birnbaum (UTC) def. James Mitchell (APSU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Doubles

1. Nic Wilson/Niklas Gerdes (UTC) def. Almantas Ozelis/Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-4

2. Aaron Jumonville/Manual Montenegro (APSU) def. Michael Birnbaum/Max Grobbelaar (UTC) 6-4

3. Simon Bustamante/Paul LaHue (UTC) def. Chad Woodham/Alex Kartsonis (APSU) 6-2

Match Notes:

Austin Peay 1-3

Chattanooga 0-3

Order of finish: Doubles (13,2); Singles (1,4,3,2,6,5) T-2:58 A-52


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