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Govs close out five-match winning streak at home

The APSU men’s tennis team came out on top against Ohio Valley Conference opponent Belmont during their final home contest of the season.

The Govs (6-8, 5-2 OVC) capped off a five-match winning streak leaving them 5-1 at home for the season.

The Bruins (8-9, 4-4 OVC) could not handle the No. 2 doubles duo – Almantas Ozelis and Aleh Drobysh – who put away Stephen Goldman and Zak Khan, 6-3.

The Bruins bounced back with a 6-2 win from Bruno Russo and Adam Rudowski against Chad Woodham and Alex Kartsonis, leaving all eyes on the No. 1 match.

In a contest between each team’s top players, Aaron Jumonville and Manuel Montenegro put up a fight against Robin Demasse and Cedric Dujacquier but the Govs duo pulled off the 7-6 win.

The Govs won three games in a row to open singles play. Drobysh defeated Khan, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Ozelis made it 2-0 for the Govs by defeating Demasse, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and Montenegro overcame a deficit to beat Rudowski, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

In a match that left fans on the edge of their seats, Jumonville fell to Dujacquier 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-6(7), despite his courageous efforts. At the end of the day, Goldman defeated Kartsonis at No. 5, 8-7, and Russo beat Woodham, 8-5.

The Govs head to Cookeville, Tennessee on Friday, April 15 to face off OVC competor Tennessee Technological University.

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