MURFREESBORO-The good news was Sean Bailey and Jasmin Ademovic continued to play well at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, Saturday, against Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt Shootout. The bad news is those two Govs never got the opportunity to finish their respective matches.
After winning No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to claim that point, the Blue Raiders won in straight sets at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 to claim the 4-0 victory.
The victory improved MTSU to 9-6 on the season while the Govs fell to 7-6.
For the Govs, they could take solace in the fact No. 1 player Bailey won the first set 6-4 and was up 3-2 against Ben Davis in the second when the Blue Raiders clinched the match.
Then at No. 2, Ademovic split the first two sets, 6-4, 1-6, with the Blue Raiders' Christoph Lang at No. 2 singles and was leading the third set 3-2 when the match ended.
Austin Peay will face Troy in a rematch of a March 6 match at Troy which the Govs lost 5-2.
Middle Tennessee 4, Austin Peay 0
1. Davis, Ben (MT) vs. BAILEY, Sean (APSU) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
2. Lang, Christoph (MT) vs. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin (APSU) 4-6, 6-1, 2-3, unfinished
3. Langley, Matthew (MT) def. RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Zito, Ettore (MT) vs. TVERIJONAS, Aleksas (APSU) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished
5. Edwards, Forrest (MT) def. STORIE, John (APSU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Pippos, Dimitri (MT) def. HRICISTE, Michal (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
1. Brand, Marlon/Born, Yannick (MT) vs. BAILEY, Sean/RISTOVSKI, Dimitar (APSU) 7-4, unfinished
2. Davis, Ben/Lang, Christoph (MT) def. ADEMOVIC, Jasmin/STORIE, John (APSU) 8-4
3. Langley, Matthew/Zito, Ettore (MT) def. SEFFRIN, Iago/HRICISTE, Michal (APSU) 8-0