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Austin Peay State University women’s tennis falls at Southern Illinois

Austin Peay State University Governors [1]Carbondale, Ill – The early season struggles continued for Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team, Friday, against Southern Illinois.  The Lady Govs were shutout, 7-0, for the third time in five matches this season.

Austin Peay (0-5) couldn’t overcome a veteran Saluki squad that returned every athlete from last season’s third-place Missouri Valley Conference team finish. Southern Illinois (5-1) took each match in straight sets from the Lady Govs.Sophomores Alison Carre and Vanessa Tavares fought valiantly in doubles, but fell to Korey Love and Anita Lee, 8-7. Junior Andra Cornea was the only Lady Gov to force a tiebreaker in singles, falling to Natasha Tomishima 6-2, 7-6 in No. 3 singles.

The Lady Govs return to the court tomorrow at the Austin Peay Tennis Center, where they host Division II foe Southern Indiana at 2:30 p.m.