By ANTHONY SHINGLER | Senior Staff Writer
The Govs men’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference win over Jacksonville St. at home Friday, April 8.
The win earned the Govs a second straight appearance in the OVC tournament.
The Govs won their last five conference matches.
They have only lost one conference match all season, 5-2 against Eastern Kentucky Friday, March 18.
Ironically, the Govs (13-5, 6-1 OVC) are currently second in the OVC standings behind Eastern Kentucky (19-4, 7-0) who is undefeated in conference play.
The Govs were led with solid performances by sophomores Henrique Norbiato and Sean Bailey. The two won their No. 1 doubles match and also earned wins in their singles matches. The Govs only lost two matches to Jacksonville St. in the competition.
Freshmen Remi Calleja and Jasmin Ademovic dropped their No. 2 doubles match. Calleja also lost his No. 5 singles match.
The Govs will have to travel to Paducah, Ky. to play in the first round of the OVC Tournament on Friday, April 15. TAS
Jacksonville St. 1
1. NORBIATO, Henrique (APSU) def. KENYON, Brian (JSU) 6-4, 6-2
2. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) def. SUNDBERG, Axel (JSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. BAILEY, Sean (APSU) def. MARCEC, Nenad (JSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. PAGAN, Joao (APSU) def. HOLZ, Gustavo (JSU) 6-1, 6-2
5. WATANABE, Felipe (JSU) def. CALLEJA, Remi (APSU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
6. STORIE, John (APSU) def. MATTHIESON, Eric (JSU) 6-4, 6-1
1. NORBIATO, Henrique/BAILEY, Sean (APSU) def. KENYON, Brian/HOLZ, Gustavo (JSU) 8-5
2. SUNDBERG, Axel/MARCEC, Nenad (JSU) def. CALLEJA, Remi/ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) 8-2
3. STORIE, John/PAGAN, Joao (APSU) def. WATANABE, Felipe/MATTHIESON, Eric (JSU) 8-3