>>Glavine Day, Staff Writer
Over the weekend, APSU men’s tennis team traveled to Chattanooga to play the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs at Hixson Racquet Club. Although they couldn’t gain a point in the doubles category, the Govs came back, winning four of six singles to win the match 4-3. In doubles play, No. 1 Dimitar Ristovski/Iago Seffrin lost 6-1. No. 2 Ristovski/Aaron Jumonville lost 6-1, and No. 3 Evan Borowski/Manuel Montenegro lost 6-4.
The singles games were more promising for the Govs. No. 1 Ristovski won his match 6-0, 7-5. No 2. Aleksas Tverijonas defeated his opponent in a nail-biter 7-5, 7-6. No. 3 kept up the win 6-4. No. 4 Seffrin and No. 5 Montenegro couldn’t continue the streak, both losing their matches. However No. 6 James Mitchell was able to come in at the end with a 6-3, 2-1 win over John Peacey.
The Govs (1-0) will be at home for the first time this season Thursday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. where they will host Abilene Christian University at the APSU Tennis Center.
The Lady Govs tennis team has made a slow start with two away losses over the week, falling 0-7 to the UTC Lady Mocs and the MTSU Blue Raiders. They were unable to force a third set in any match. The Lady Govs (0-2) hope to gain their first win of the season when they travel to Evansville, Ind. and the Tri-State Athletic Club, where they take on Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.