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Clarksville, Tn – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team lost a heartbreaker to IUPUI, 4-3, Tuesday, at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.
The Govs (1-11) had already played the Jaguars (6-9) once this season, with that match finishing 5-2 in favor of the Jaguars.
The Govs came in looking for revenge and they got the perfect start as Almantas Ozelis and Aleh Drobysh won at No. 1 doubles over Jac Newis and Bradley Luetschwager (6-3).
APSU Men’s Tennis Falls to IUPUI/photo courtesy Austin Peay Sports Information
IUPUI responded with a win at No. 2 doubles, but Timo Kiesslich and Chad Woodham put in a clutch performance to give the Govs a 1-0 advantage going into singles.
After the Jaguars evened the match up at one with a win at No. 2 singles, Ozelis showed why he was voted the Ohio Valley Conference’s second best player in the preseason, defeating Newis in straight sets at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-2).
However, IUPUI retook the lead with two wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Evan Bottorff took the first set of his match at No. 6 singles, but Drobysh fell in another three-set match at No. 3 doubles to clinch the match for IUPUI.
Bottorff did end up winning the second set to make the final score 4-3.
Austin Peay opens OVC play at home at 2:00pm, Friday, against Tennessee State.
IUPUI 4, Austin Peay 3
1. Almantas Ozelis/Aleh Drobysh (APSU) def. Jac Newis/Bradley Luetschwager (IUPUI) 6-3
2. David Beasley/Grant Esposito (IUPUI) def. Christian Edison/Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-3
3. Timo Kiesslich/Chad Woodham (APSU) def. Matt Moe/Kyle Whittaker (IUPUI) 6-3
1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. Jac Newis (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-2
2. David Beasley (IUPUI) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Sean Bailey (IUPUI) def. Aleh Drobysh (APSU) 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4
4. Eric Hollingsworth (IUPUI) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
5. Bradley Luetschwager (IUPUI) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Evan Bottorff (APSU) def. Furhan Siddiki (IUPUI) 7-6 (3), 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,4,5,3,6)
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