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Govs suffer defeat against Bisons

Austin Peay State University Sports Information 

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team fell behind early against Lipscomb and could not muster a comeback, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis unable to get on track against Lipscomb, Friday. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis unable to get on track against Lipscomb, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors (0-3) started with promise, with the doubles pairings of Timo Kiesslich [2] and Jacob Lorino [3] at No. 2 doubles and Chad Woodham [4] and Hunter Sanders [5] at No. 3 doubles taking early leads.

However, the Bisons (1-1) won at No. 1 doubles and then seized control at No. 2 doubles, taking the doubles point. Woodham and Sanders were down 5-4 before the match moved onto singles.

Kiesslich was the lone Governor to win the first set of any of the singles matches, as the Bisons moved to the brink of clinching the match. The Bisons ended up taking wins at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 4 singles to clinch the match. Kiesslich battled into a supertiebreaker in the third set, but could not close it out.

The Govs are back in action next Friday at Chattanooga.

Box Score

Results: Lipscomb 7, Austin Peay 0


1. Victor Chaw/Pablo Caffarena (LIP) def. Almantas Ozelis [6]/Anton Damberg [7] (APSU) 6-2

2. Jorge Ortegon/Pedro Uribe (LIP) def. Timo Kiesslich [2]/Jacob Lorino [3] (APSU) 6-2

3. Hunter Sanders [5]/Chad Woodham [4] (APSU) vs. Francesco Tacconi/David Skrabut (LIP) 4-5, unfinished


1. Victor Chaw (LIP) def. Almantas Ozelis [6] (APSU) 6-4, 6-2

2. Pablo Caffarena (LIP) def. Timo Kiesslich [2] (APSU) 5-7, 6-2, 10-5

3. Jorge Ortegon (LIP) def. Anton Damberg [7] (APSU) 6-1, 7-5

4. Pedro Uribe (LIP) def. Jacob Lorino [3] (APSU) 6-2, 6-3

5. Francesco Tacconi (LIP) def. Chad Woodham [4] (APSU) 6-0, 7-5

6. David Skrabut (LIP) def. Hunter Sanders [5] (APSU) 6-4, 6-3