Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team returns home to celebrate Senior Day when it hosts Tennessee State in a Friday 2:00pm match at the Governors Tennis Courts.
As the No. 3 seed, the APSU Govs would face the No. 2 seed which will be the loser in Saturday’s match between Tennessee Tech and Belmont.
The No. 3 finish in the OVC’s regular season would be the best for the Govs since a third-place finish in 2016.
Damberg and sophomore Frederic Schlossmann lead the Governors in singles and doubles victories with five and seven, respectively.
The Regensburg, Germany native has also won two of three OVC matches this season, with all five of his victories coming from the No. 1 singles court. Damberg has spent most of the season from the No. 3 position, where he has earned a quartet of his victories.
A two-time OVC Doubles Team of the Week pairing, Schlossmann and Damberg have won a team-best four-straight match and are 2-0 in OVC play.
After picking up just two victories across the last two seasons, Tennessee State has won five matches this year and won their first conference match since 2017 in a 4-3 victory against Eastern Illinois, April 15th.
About the Tennessee State Tigers
2022 Record: 5-19, 1-2 OVC
2021 Record: 0-12, 0-4 OVC
2021 Season Result: After failing to pick up a conference win last season, the Tigers finished sixth in the OVC and missed the conference tournament.
All-Time Series (Since 2004): 17-0 APSU
Last Meeting: The Governors defeated Tennessee State, 6-1, in their OVC opener, March 20, 2021. After claiming victories on the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles positions, the Govs picked up straight-set victories from their top five singles lines to claim the win.
Enter for a chance to win!
Austin Peay State University Athletics invites all students to attend Friday’s tennis matches, where they can enter to win a Govs Prize Pack that includes a mystery gift card. Students should come to the marketing table at table outside the tennis courts closest to the softball field, where they can enter for the drawing which will be done Monday. To double your chances to win the prize pack and mystery gift card, students can make their way to Friday’s home beach volleyball matches to enter a second drawing.