Clarksville, TN – After a slow start to the spring season, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team has reeled off three-straight wins after beating North Alabama, 5-2, Saturday at the Governors Tennis Center.
It was the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles pairings that took care of business against the Lions of North Alabama, as the Governors picked up the doubles point.
The Governors No. 3 pairing of Oliver Andersson and Hunter Sanders provide the double-point clinching win, as they picked up their second-straight win as a duo. In the No. 1 singles match, Jacob Lorino and Christian Edison led the Lions No. 1 pairing, 4-3, but the match was left unfinished.
In the first singles match to go final, North Alabama tied the match, picking up a win over Gold in the No. 3 position. But the Governors quickly got back out in front, as the No. 4 matchup was the next to go final, as Andersson picked up his third win of the spring for Austin Peay State University.
With Austin Peay leading 2-1, North Alabama was able to tie the match once again, as the Lions knocked off Edison in the No. 1 match to level the score. But once again the Governors bounced back quickly, as Sanders handily won on the No. 6 line to put the Govs just a point away from clinching the match.
Needing just one more point to clinch the match, the Governors wasted no more time, as Damberg wrapped up a hard-fought three-set victory in the No. 2 position to clinch the match for Austin Peay State University.
With the match already decided, Lorino picked up one more point for Austin Peay State University, winning in the No. 5 position to secure a 5-2 win over the Lions of North Alabama, as the Governors improved to 3-0 on their four-match home stand.
Order of Finish: 2, 3*
Cian Maguire (UNA) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Yannick Pfleiderer (UNA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Gustavo Girao (UNA) def. Julius Gold (APSU) 6-4, 6-4
Oliver Andersson (APSU) def. Andreas Hansen (UNA) 6-2, 6-2
Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. Cade Reasons (UNA) 6-2, 6-4
Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. Tim Heslin (UNA) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 6, 2*, 5
Next Up For Austin Peay State University
The Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team will wrap up a four-match home stand when they host Martin Methodist for a 2:00pm, Thursday match at the Governors Tennis Center.