Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis sophomore Frederic Schlossmann was named the No. 6 player in the Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Top 10 Player Rankings, and the Governors were picked third in the OVC’s preseason poll, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
The Regensburg, Germany native picked up his first-career OVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week award, April 14th, 2021, becoming the first APSU freshman to take home the honor since Almantas Ozelis, April 12th, 2016.
Schlossmann followed his All-OVC spring with three doubles and four singles victories, which were each tied for team-high marks through the Govs’ three fall tournaments.
Schlossmann is the 16th student-athlete to be named a Preseason Top 10 selection under head men’s tennis coach, Ross Brown. The Govs have had at least one selection in the preseason poll in nine of 10 years under Brown, with Schlossmann being the team’s highest selection since Ozelis received a No. 2 ranking prior to the 2018 season.
Austin Peay State University’s third-place ranking in the preseason poll is a one-place improvement from their 2021 ranking. The APSU Govs received nine points in the preseason poll and are followed by Eastern Illinois (eight points) and Tennessee State (four). Tennessee Tech, who won the regular-season title last season, ranks atop the poll with four first-place votes and is followed by Belmont with one first-place vote.
2022 OVC Men’s Predicted Order of Finish
- Tennessee Tech (4 first-place votes) – 16
- Belmont (1 first-place vote) – 12
- Austin Peay – 9
- Eastern Illinois – 8
- Tennessee State – 4
2022 OVC Men’s Tennis Preseason Top Ten Player Rankings
- Carlos Vicente, Tennessee Tech
- Arthur Toledo, Belmont
- Elias Grubert, Tennessee Tech
- Evzen Holis, Tennessee Tech
- Rafael Tosettto, Tennessee Tech
- Frederic Schlossmann, Austin Peay
- Tomas Luis, Belmont
- Diego Castro, Belmont
- Andrea Rodeia, Tennessee Tech
- Mika Berghaus, Tennessee Tech