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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis loses at home to Tennessee State, 4-3

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APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team fell in a hotly contested Ohio Valley Conference match against Tennessee State, 4-3, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Courts.

The Govs (1-12) got off to a perfect start as the pairing of Aleh Drobysh and Almantas Ozelis dominated at No. 1 doubles, defeating Jackson Gwinn and Larry Sloan (6-1) to extend their doubles winning streak.

APSU Men's Tennis falls to Tennessee State in home opener, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)
APSU Men’s Tennis falls to Tennessee State in home opener, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs clinched the point with a win at No. 3 doubles thanks to Timo Kiesslich and Chad Woodham.

The Govs continued their good start at the top of the order, as Ozelis flawlessly disposed of Gwinn (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1 singles and Christian Edison defeated Sloan impressively (6-1, 6-1).

However, that was as good as the day got for the Govs as the Tigers (10-6) won the last four singles matches to win the match 4-3. The Govs dropped matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles in three sets and a win in either would have given them the victory.

The Govs look to rebound as they continue Ohio Valley Conference action, 2:00pm, Saturday, at home against Belmont.

Box Score

Tennessee State 4, Austin Peay 3

Doubles

1. Almantas Ozelis/Aleh Drobysh (APSU) def. GWINN, Jackson/SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) 6-1

2. Christian Edison/Jacob Lorino (APSU) vs. KORUGA, Stefan/POPOVIC, Pavle (TSUM) 4-3, unfinished

3. Timo Kiesslich/Chad Woodham (APSU) def. NAUTIYAL, Shashank/MAHENDRU, Tanishq (TSUM) 6-2

Singles

1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. GWINN, Jackson (TSUM) 6-0, 6-0

2. Christian Edison (APSU) def. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) 6-1, 6-1

3. NAUTIYAL, Shashank (TSUM) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-4, 7-5

4. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 6-2, 6-1

5. MAHENDRU, Tanishq (TSUM) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

6. POPOVIC, Pavle (TSUM) def. Evan Bottorff (APSU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

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