Evansville, IN – On the road for the non-conference finale, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis snapped a three-match losing streak by beating Southern Indiana, 5-2, Thursday at the USI Tennis Courts.
In singles action, it did not take the Govs long to put another point on the board, as Damberg won handily in the No. 1 position to extend the lead. Gold followed suit in the No. 3 position, as his match was the next to go final as he picked up a tough win to put thet Governors up 3-0.
The match-clinching point came from the No. 2 singles match, when Andersson picked up a decisive three-set victory to put the match on ice for the Governors. With the Govs leading 4-0 and the match in hand, Southern Indiana picked up a pair of wins in the No. 4 and 5 positions, as the Screaming Eagles knocked off Lorino and Sanders to cut the deficit to 4-2.
But the Governors picked up the final point of the day when Nogueira picked up a big win in the No. 6 position to lock in a 5-2 win for Austin Peay. Nogueira’s match marked just the second singles win of the spring for the freshman from Clarksville.
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*
Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Yahor Bahdanovich (USI) 6-0, 6-4
Oliver Andersson (APSU) def. Marvin Kromer (USI) 6-0, 6-7 (4), 6-4
Julius Gold (APSU) def. Preston Cameron (USI) 6-3, 7-6 (7)
Spencer Blandford (USI) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-3, 3-6, 11-9
Lucas Sakamaki (USI) def. Hunter Sanders (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
Thiago Nogueira (APSU) def. Parker Collignon (USI) 6-3, 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2*, 5, 4, 6