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APSU Men’s Tennis loses to Louisville

APSU Men's TennisLouisville, KY – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis hit the road to take on Louisville in the 2020 spring season opener, the Governors fell to the Cardinals, 4-0, Saturday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

Austin Peay State University Men's Tennis loses to Louisville in straight sets, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis loses to Louisville in straight sets, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

In doubles action, APSU’s junior duo of Jacob Lorino and Christian Edison played in the No. 1 position, where they fell to Louisville’s Sergio Hernandez and Fabien Salle.

In the No. 3 doubles match, Oliver Andersson made his season debut, after not competing during the fall season. Andersson and freshman Thiago Nogueira fell to the Cardinals pairing of James Bell and David Mizrahi, 6-2.

In the closest doubles match of the day, the Govs duo of Anton Damberg and Julius Gold had played Louisville’s Alex Wesbrooks and Matthew Fung to a 4-3 unfinished match.

In singles play, Edison played in the No. 1 spot for the Governors, where he found himself locked in a battle. But, Edison fell to Louisville’s Salle, 7-6, in an unfinished match. Damberg was the No. 2 for the Governors, where he fell to the Cardinal’s Mizrahi in another unfinished match.

Gold and Lorino played in the next two positions for the Governors, playing two of the three finished singles matches of the day. Gold fell to Fung, 6-4 6-0, and Lorino dropped his match to Louisville’s Clement Filho, 6-0 6-0.

In his return to action, Andersson was slotted in the No. 5 spot for the Governors. Andersson dropped the first set, 6-2, and was locked in a 4-3 battle in the second set when the match was ended. Nogueira played in the final singles position for the Governors, he fell to the Cardinal’s Wesbrook, 6-0 6-1.

Quotably, APSU Head Coach Ross Brown

On the season opener
“Opening up the season against Louisville, who has a high quality team, was a challenge for our men. Our doubles play was a little passive at times, but we had some good competitive matches in singles. ”

On the Govs
“Christian [Edison] played as our number one and lost the first set in a tie breaker; and it’s awfully good to have Oliver Andersson back in our lineup after a year break, I was impressed with his play.”

Moving forward
“The key for success this season will be for us to improve our players by working extremely hard and maintaining a positive attitude. We have another tough match coming up on Monday [at Middle Tennessee], and I am looking for improvement in both doubles and singles.”




1. Fabien Salle (UL) vs. Christian Edison (APSU) 7-6, unfinished

2. David Mizrahi (UL) vs. Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished

3. Matthew Fung (UL) def. Julius Gold (APSU) 6-4, 6-0

4. Clement Filho (UL) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-0, 6-0

5. James Bell (UL) vs. Oliver Andersson (APSU) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished

6. Alex Wesbrooks (UL) def. Thiago Nogueira (APSU) 6-0, 6-1


1. Sergio Hernandez/Fabien Salle (UL) def. Jacob Lorino/Christian Edison (APSU) 6-1

2. Alex Wesbrooks/Matthew Fung (UL) vs. Anton Damberg/Julius Gold (APSU) 4-3, unfinished

3. James Bell/David Mizrahi (UL) def. Thiago Nogueira/Oliver Andersson (APSU) 6-2

Match Notes

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

Next Up For APSU Men’s Tennis

The Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis will continue their three-game season-opening road trip with a pair of matches in the Volunteer State this week. First, the APSU Govs will play a 5:00pm, Monday, match in Murfreesboro against Middle Tennessee, then they will play a 6:00pm, Friday, match against Lipscomb in Nashville.

The Govs will finally return home for a match at the Governors Tennis Center when they host a 1:00pm, January 25th, match against Chattanooga.


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