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The Governors (0-2) got two wins from Almantas Ozelis, but could not build on his momentum.
APSU Men’s Tennis loses home opener to Southern Utah. (APSU Sports Information)
The Thunderbirds (1-0) got the opening win at No. 3 doubles, but Ozelis and his partner Anton Damberg responded with a 7-5 win at No. 1 doubles.
However, Southern Utah won the doubles point with a clutch win at No. 2 doubles.
Ozelis ended up winning his match at No. 1 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, but Southern Utah won at No. 2, 3, and 5 singles to clinch the match. Damberg won the first set of his match, 7-5, but unfortunately fell in three sets in a tightly contested match.
The Govs stay at home and take on Lipscomb next Friday.