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APSU Men’s Tennis beats Cumberland, 6-1

 

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APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team started off strong en route to its first win of the season, defeating Cumberland University, 6-1, Tuesday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis gets 6-1 win over Cumberland at the Governors Tennis Center, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis gets 6-1 win over Cumberland at the Governors Tennis Center, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors (1-4) used a brilliant doubles performance to instill some confidence after losing the doubles point in the previous four matches.

Almantas Ozelis and Anton Damberg got things rolling for the Govs, winning 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Not long after, Timo Kiesslich and Jacob Lorino gave the Govs a 1-0 lead with a 6-2 victory of their own. Chad Woodham and Hunter Sanders also prevailed at No. 3 doubles with a 6-4 win after being down early.

The Phoenix (0-1) came out fresh for singles, taking the first set at No. 1 and No. 4 singles. However, Anton Damberg had his best performance in a Gov uniform, as he swept aside his opponent at No. 3 singles in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, to give the Govs a 2-0 lead.

Damberg’s victory was the turning point in the match for the Govs, as the Phoenix were controlling the early portions of the singles matches. Ozelis, who lost the first set in a tiebreak, rebounded to take the second set, 6-2. Lorino also answered back at No. 4 singles after dropping the first set, while Kiesslich also headed to a third and decisive set after splitting the first two sets.

Ozelis seized control early on in the third set, with his advantage made stronger by a game penalty on Cumberland. Ozelis fought off any comeback from his opponent to claim a three-set win and put the Govs one point away from victory.

With No. 5 and No. 6 singles getting underway, Lorino got an early break in the third and held on with many clutch points to claim the third set, 6-3, and the match for the Govs. Woodham also claimed a straight-set win and Sanders won at No. 6 singles after a solitary eight-game set.

The Govs stay at home for their next two matches, first taking on IUPUI, 2:00pm Friday, February 8th.

Box Score

Results: Austin Peay 6, Cumberland 1

Doubles

1. Almantas Ozelis/Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Thiago Lopes/Axel Lucich (CU) 6-2

2. Timo Kiesslich/Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Aleksander Milosevic/Pau Grabuleda (CU) 6-2

3. Chad Woodham/Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. Ramon Puertolas/Guillermo Pardos (CU) 6-4

 

 

Singles

1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Pau Grabuleda (CU) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-1

2. Ramon Puertolas (CU) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

3. Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Axel Lucich (CU) 6-0, 6-4

4. Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Guillermo Pardos (CU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

5. Chad Woodham (APSU) def. Alejo Bagnera (CU) 7-5, 6-4

6. Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. Aleksander Milosevic (CU) 8-2

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,4,2,6,5)


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