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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis sweeps Martin Methodist


Austin Peay State University Sports Information 

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team used a strong performance in their final non-conference match before Ohio Valley Conference action, defeating Martin Methodist, 7-0, Friday, a the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis defeats Martin Methodist at the Governors Tennis Center 7-0, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis defeats Martin Methodist at the Governors Tennis Center 7-0, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors (4-10) dominated the Redhawks (1-8) in every single facet of the match, improving to 4-4 at home.

On Court No. 2, the duo of Timo Kiesslich and Christian Edison came out firing, winning 6-0 in only 15 minutes of actual time.

The Govs were comfortably ahead in No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, but it was the duo of Chad Woodham and Jacob Lorino who gave the Govs a 1-0 lead going into singles.

Anton Damberg got things rolling in singles, with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles. It was the first victory by an APSU player without dropping a game this season.

Kiesslich won his first dual match of the season at No. 4 singles with a straight-set win at No. 4 singles. The junior clinched the deciding set, 7-5, to extend the overall lead to 3-0.

Edison won the first set of his match at No. 2 singles, but was trailing for most of the second set. However, a crucial break of his opponent’s serve when down 5-4, allowed him to stay in the match and after holding serve, went up 6-5. His opponent responded by holding serve to force a tiebreak, which Edison seized control of early on, winning the set and the match for the Govs.

Almantas Ozelis also won at No. 1 singles in three sets. After winning the first set, but losing the second and trailing 3-0 in the final set, the senior reeled off six straight games to win his seventh singles match of the season.

Hunter Sanders also picked up a win at No. 6 singles. Sanders won the first set, 6-1, before his opponent retired.

The Govs open up OVC play next weekend against Tennessee State at home.

Box Score

Austin Peay 7, Martin Methodist 0


1. Almantas Ozelis/Anton Damberg (APSU) vs. Jesus Quesada/Federico Gomez (MMCM) 5-2, unfinished

2. Timo Kiesslich/Christian Edison (APSU) def. Brad Prada/Jurgen Hildmann (MMCM) 6-0

3. Chad Woodham/Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Eduardo Costa/Anh Hoang (MMCM) 6-1




1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Jesus Quesada (MMCM) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

2. Christian Edison (APSU) def. Federico Gomez (MMCM) 6-3, 7-6

3. Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Brad Prada (MMCM) 6-0, 6-0

4. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) def. Eduardo Costa (MMCM) 6-1, 7-5

5. Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Anh Hoang (MMCM) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0

6. Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. Manuel Rodilla (MMCM) 6-1, retired

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




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