Knoxville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team got its fall season underway in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regionals, Thursday, at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.
Five Governors represented Austin Peay State University in the first round of the 128-man draw, including freshman Tom Bolton who made his collegiate debut against Dayton’s Erik Eliasson.
In doubles, Austin Peay State University’s No. 1 doubles tandem from the spring – Anton Damberg and Frederic Schlossmann – fell in a close, 8-5 match to the ninth-ranked pairing of Tennessee’s Martim Prata and Conor Gannon. They will face Northern Kentucky’s Jorge Rodriguez and Brandon Ponomarew. If the duo beat’s NKU’s tandem, they receive an automatic bye and be placed in the round of 16.
Playing together for the first time, Oliver Andersson and Gabriel Nolasco fell to the fifth-ranked Michael Andre and Ilya Tiraspolsky of Indiana, 8-3. They face Ball State’s Vince Orlando and Abe Wojtalik Friday afternoon.
Austin Peay State University men’s tennis will be back in action tomorrow with the singles and doubles consolation matches at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional. For news and schedule updates, follow the Governors men’s tennis team on Twitter (@GovsMTN) or Instagram (@GovsTennis).
APSU Govs Day One Match Results
Jagger Saylor (Indiana State) def. Oliver Andersson (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
Erik Eliasson (Dayton) def. Tom Bolton (APSU) 6-3, 6-1
Drew Michael (Butler) def. Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-1, 6-3
Macsen Sisam (Vanderbilt) def. Frederic Schlossmann (APSU) 6-1, 6-2
John Chin (MTSU) def. Gabriel Nolasco Pozo (APSU) 6-1, 6-2
(5) Andre / Tiraspolsky (Indiana) def. Andersson / Nolasco Pozo (APSU) 8-3
(9) Prata / Gannon (Tennessee) def. Damberg / Schlossmann (APSU) 8-5
APSU Govs Day Two Matches
Oliver Andersson (APSU) vs. Santiago Casamayor (Northern Kentucky)
Gabriel Nolasco Pozo (APSU) vs. (5) David Stevenson (Memphis)
Tom Bolton (APSU) vs. David Skrabut (Lipscomb)
Frederic Schlossmann (APSU) vs. Elias Grubert (Tennessee Tech)
Anton Damberg (APSU) vs Carlos Salas Tulla (Lipscomb)
Damberg / Schlossmann (APSU) vs. Ponomarew / Rodriguez (Northern Kentucky)
Andersson / Nolasco Pozo (APSU) vs. Wojtalik / Orlando (Ball St.)