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.