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Austin Peay Govs cannot get past Golden Eagles

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's TennisClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team fell to one of the top teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, Tennessee Tech, Sunday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

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

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis unable to get on track against Tennessee Tech, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors (5-13, 1-2 OVC) faced an uphill battle from the start, as the Golden Eagles rattled off a 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles.

With a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles, the Golden Eagles took a 1-0 lead going into single.

Unfortunately for the Govs, the Golden Eagles started strong in singles as well. They won at No. 3 singles without dropping a game to go up 2-0, before the Preseason No. 1 ranked player in the OVC, Rafael Tosetto, defeated Almantas Ozelis [2] at No. 1 singles in a well-contested match.

The Golden Eagles clinched the match with a straight-set win at No. 4 singles. Christian Edison [3] won the second set of his match at the No. 2 singles spot in a tiebreak, but he eventually fell in three sets. The Golden Eagles also won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles in straight sets.

The Govs head to Eastern Illinois next Friday in their penultimate match of the regular season.

Box Score

Tennessee Tech 7, Austin Peay 0

Doubles

1. VICENTE, Carlos/GARCIA, Gonzalo (TTU) def. Almantas Ozelis [2]/Anton Damberg [4] (APSU) 6-3

2. Timo Kiesslich [5]/Christian Edison [3] (APSU) vs. KUBOTA, Riku/ALBIN, Wenceslao (TTU) 2-5, unfinished

3. TOSETTO, Rafael/SILVA, Lucca (TTU) def. Jacob Lorino [6]/Chad Woodham [7] (APSU) 6-0

Singles

1. TOSETTO, Rafael (TTU) def. Almantas Ozelis [2] (APSU) 6-4, 6-2

2. VICENTE, Carlos (TTU) def. Christian Edison [3] (APSU) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (10-6)

3. GRUBERT, Elias (TTU) def. Anton Damberg [4] (APSU) 6-0, 6-0

4. KUBOTA, Riku (TTU) def. Timo Kiesslich [5] (APSU) 6-2, 6-2

5. ALBIN, Wenceslao (TTU) def. Jacob Lorino [6] (APSU) 6-1, 6-2

6. KONTOPOULOS, Fanis (TTU) def. Hunter Sanders [8] (APSU) 6-1, 6-1

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