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Austin Peay Men’s Tennis releases schedule for 2018-19 season

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APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head men’s tennis coach Ross Brown [1] has announced the team’s schedule for the 2018-19 season.

The Govs will begin tournament play in the fall before starting dual match play in the spring, basically forming two seasons.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis Coach Ross Brown announces the team's 2018-19 season schedule. (APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis Coach Ross Brown announces the team’s 2018-19 season schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

“We have close to a full schedule in which we play nationally ranked teams in Middle Tennessee and Louisville early in the spring,” said Brown. “After that, we finish with our conference schedule later on in the spring.”

Austin Peay kicks off its fall season with the Ohio Valley Regionals, October 11th-14th, in Knoxville. The Govs return again to the Louisville Invitational, October 19th-21st, before closing out their fall slate at the Steve Baras Fall Tourney, October 26th-28th, in Chattanooga.

The Govs begin their fall season with a road trip to Middle Tennessee, January 16th, before hosting Southern Utah in their home opener, January 18th. The Govs take a week off before hosting Lipscomb, January 25th.

Austin Peay hits the road again to renew its annual series with Chattanooga, February 2nd, before beginning a three-match home stretch. The Govs take on Cumberland (February 5th), IUPUI (February 8th), and Wright State (February 16th).

The Govs have a quick turnaround as they travel to take on Louisville, February 17th, which serves up a five-match road stretch. The Govs head south afterward to take on North Alabama, February 23rd, before having a busy period with four more matches in the next six days.

The slate comprises of one home match against Southern Indiana (March 1st), before traveling for the next three matches. The Govs take on Kennesaw State (March 2nd), Bethune-Cookman (March 4th), and finish with Valdosta State (March 7th).

After the grueling stretch of traveling, the men get a week off before returning to their home court to take on Butler, March 15th.

The Govs open Ohio Valley Conference play with a single home match against Tennessee State, March 23rd. Austin Peay then starts its road slate of OVC play by going to Jacksonville State, March 29th. The Govs then only have three regular season matches remaining, first hosting defending OVC champions Tennessee Tech (April 6th).

The Govs hit the road once more to take on Eastern Illinois (April 12th) before closing out the regular season at home against in-state rival Belmont (April 20th). The OVC Tournament takes place the following week, April 26th-28th.