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Regular Season Champions

Regular Season Champions

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.– The Belmont men's tennis team defeated APSU, 5-2, in Clarksville, Tenn. Saturday afternoon. The win allowed the Bruins to earn a share of the regular season title.  

In doubles play, the Bruins took wins a No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to give them the win. Hendrik Inno and Zak Khan defeated Almantas Ozelis and Anton Damberg 6-2 at No. 1 and Marko Ilic and Jake Briggs defeated Christian Edison and Timo Kiesslich 6-2.   

In singles, Belmont won all four of the matches to clinch the win for the Bruins making this the fourth straight conference win for the men. At No. 1, Inno defeated Ozelis 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 2 Ilic defeated Edison 6-2, 7-5, at No. 4 Vincent Sterkens defeated Kiesslich 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, and at No. 5 Briggs defeated Jacob Lorino 6-3, 6-4. 

The match against the Governors was the final match of the spring season before heading into conference championships. Brackets for the OVC Championship will be released on Sunday.  


Belmont 5, Austin Peay 2
Singles competition
1. Hendrik Inno (BELM) def. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. Marko Ilic (BELM) def. Christian Edison (APSU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Anton Damberg (APSU) def. Zak Khan (BELM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
4. Vincent Sterkens (BELM) def. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
5. Jake Briggs (BELM) def. Jacob Lorino (APSU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. David Faulkner (BELM) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Hendrik Inno/Zak Khan (BELM) def. Almantas Ozelis/Anton Damberg (APSU) 6-2
2. Marko Ilic/Jake Briggs (BELM) def. Christian Edison/Timo Kiesslich (APSU) 6-2
3. Jacob Lorino/Chad Woodham (APSU) vs. Vincent Sterkens/Grant Kelly (BELM) 3-5, unfinished
Match Notes:
Belmont 12-9, 4-1 OVC
Austin Peay 6-14, 2-3 OVC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,1,4,3,5,6)