Musketeers Rally To Defeat Austin Peay 4-3

Junior Patrick Bandy earned a singles win against APSU.
Junior Patrick Bandy earned a singles win against APSU.

Feb. 13, 2011

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CINCINNATI -- The Xavier men's tennis team defended its home court Saturday night as it rallied to defeat Austin Peay 4-3. With the win, the Musketeers improved to 2-5 on the season while the Governors fell to 3-2.

"This was a win we needed and I am happy for our guys," said XU head coach Eric Toth. "We were down 3-1 and needed everyone to win and were fortunate enough to do so. Austin Peay is a solid squad and they compete very well. This win will give us some confidence heading into a big week coming up for us."

The Musketeers dropped the doubles point and were down 3-1 when they began a rally in singles play. Junior Patrick Bandy defeated Joao Pagan 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 5 match. Senior Brian Starr earned a three-set victory over John Storie and freshman Mesa Mei posted a convincing 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 to help XU seal the win.

Xavier will be back in action Tuesday as the Musketeers host Butler at 1 p.m. at Queen City Tennis Club.