APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis
Birmingham, AL – Junior Jasmin Ademovic had a hand in two victories, but wins were hard to come by, Saturday. as Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team fell to the Samford Bulldogs, 5-2, to open the spring season.
Ademovic won his No. 2 singles match against Elliott Barnwell 2-6,6-4,6-1, one of three three-setters for the Govs on the day. He also teamed with senior Sean Bailey in No. 1 doubles, defeating Zac Dunkle and Alex Sajonz 8-6.
Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)
Bailey dropped a hard-fought decision to Dunkle in No. 1 singles. Dunkle won the first set 6-4, before Bailey rebounded to take the second set by the same score. In the deciding third set, Dunkle defeated Bailey 6-1 for the victory.
Sophomore Aleksas Tverijonas also picked up a win in No. 4 singles. He defeated Sajonz 7-5,6-2 for the only victory not provided or assisted by Ademovic.
Sophomores Dimitar Ristovski (6-4,6-4) and Iago Seffrin (6-2,6-1) and senior John Storie (4-6,6-2,1-0[10-7]) were saddled with losses in the season’s first meet, from the No.’s 3, 5 and 6 positions, respectively.
Ristovski and Seffrin fell to Barnwell and Garrison Laduca, 8-7(8-5), in No. 2 doubles. Tverijonas and Storie took the loss in No. 3 doubles, to Fares Kilani and Austin Akers, 8-7(8-5).
The Govs take the court again Friday, February 2nd against Southern Illinois at the Austin Peay Tennis Center. The match is scheduled for a 1:00pm start time.
1. Zac Dunkle (SAM-MT) def. BAILEY, Sean (APSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) def. Elliot Barnwell (SAM-MT) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Fares Kilani (SAM-MT) def. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) def. Alex Sajonz (SAM-MT) 7-5, 6-2
5. Austin Akers (SAM-MT) def. SEFFRIN, Iago (APSU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Garrison Laduca (SAM-MT) def. STORIE, John (APSU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
1. BAILEY, Sean/ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) def. Zac Dunkle/Alex Sajonz (SAM-MT) 8-6
2. Elliot Barnwell/Garrison Laduca (SAM-MT) def. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar/SEFFRIN, Iago (APSU) 8-7 (8-5)
3. Fares Kilani/Austin Akers (SAM-MT) def. STORIE, John/TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) 8-7 (8-5)
SectionsAustin Peay State University, NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference, Schools, Sports, Tennis
TopicsAleksas Tverijonas, Alex Sajonz, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Men's Tennis, APSU Sports, apsu tennis, APSU Tennis Center, Austin Akers, Austin Peay State University, Birmingham AL, Bulldogs, Dimitar Ristovski, Elliott Barnwell, Fares Kilani, Garrison Laduca, Governors, Govs, Iago Seffrin, Jasmin Ademovic, John Storie, Samford, Sean Bailey, Southern Illinois, Zac Dunkle