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Govs Tennis Falls In Home Opener

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision, Saturday, against Chattanooga at the Governors Tennis Center.

The Mocs (2-2) took the doubles point, winning at #1 and #3 doubles. The Govs (0-2) did win at #2 doubles, but Chattanooga clinched the point shortly after.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis falls 5-2 to Chattanooga Saturday at the Governors Tennis Courts. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis falls 5-2 to Chattanooga Saturday at the Governors Tennis Courts. (APSU Sports Information)

Almantas Ozelis [2] got off to a great start for the Govs, winning the first set at #1 singles, but ultimately fell in three sets.

Austin Peay picked up wins from Aleh Drobysh [3] and Jacob Lorino [4] at #4 and #6 singles, respectively, but Chattanooga clinched the match with wins at #2 and #3 singles.

Tiebreakers were the Achilles heel for the Govs, as all three tiebreakers played in the match went in Chattanooga’s favor.

Austin Peay is back in action Feb. 3, against Lipscomb, which starts a seven-game road trip for the Govs.

Box Score

Chattanooga 5, Austin Peay 2

Doubles

1. Niklas Gerdes/Micheal Birnbaum (UTC) def. Almantas Ozelis [2]/Aleh Drobysh [3] (APSU) 6-1

2. Christian Edison [5]/Timo Kiesslich [6] (APSU) def. Pablo Llebelli/Luke Plaisted (UTC) 6-4

3. Jacob Marshall/Cooper Long (UTC) def. Chad Woodham [7]/Evan Bottorff [8] (APSU) 6-4

Singles

1. Niklas Gerdes (UTC) def. Almantas Ozelis [2] (APSU) 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3

2. Pablo Llebelli (UTC) def. Christian Edison [5] (APSU) 6-3, 6-4

3. Luke Plaisted (UTC) def. Timo Kiesslich [6] (APSU) 7-5, 6-2

4. Aleh Drobysh [3] (APSU) def. Jacob Marshall (UTC) 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5

5. Cooper Long (UTC) def. Chad Woodham [7] (APSU) 6-3, 7-6(2)

6. Jacob Lorino [4] (APSU) def. Micheal Birnbaum (UTC) 6-2, 7-5

Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2, 3); Singles (3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6)