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Nashville, TN – Playing singles first seemed to work well for Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team at Belmont, Saturday. With a threat of inclement weather in the air, the Lady Govs took their season’s first Ohio Valley Conference win, dropping the Bruins 4-2.
The win pushes Austin Peay to 4-7 overall and evens their record at 1-1 in OVC play. Belmont falls to 2-5, 0-2 in the OVC.
Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Moving down a slot in the order, senior Andra Cornea snapped a three-match losing streak with a dynamic three-set win (6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5) over Laura Van Eeckhoudt at No. 2 singles. In her first match at No. 1 this season, junior Ornella Di Salvo downed Sandra Kancheva with a 6-1, 6-1 decision.
Austin Peay’s talented freshman class clinched the win for the Lady Govs. Hannah Tatlock knocked off Abbie Mather (6-4, 7-5) at No. 5 for her season’s fifth win, tying her with Vanessa Tavares for second-most among Lady Govs.
With doubles play looming in the event of a tie, Isabela Jovanovic clinched the win for Austin Peay with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Ann Lauren Fiepke at No. 6. For Jovanovic, it was her first victory in a month and snapped a three-match losing streak.
The Lady Govs return to action with their first home match since March 1st when they host Tennessee State, 11:00am, Sunday.
1. Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) def. Sandra Kancheva (BEL) 6-1, 6-1
2. Andra Cornea (APSU) def. Laura Van Eeckhoudth (BEL) 6-7, 6-4, 7-5
3. Kendall Warren (BEL) def. Vanessa Tavares (APSU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
4. Nikki Maciel (BEL) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) def. Abbie Mather (BEL) 6-4, 7-5
6. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) def. Ann Lauren Fiepke (BEL) 6-4, 6-4
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TopicsAbbit Mather, Andra Cornea, Ann Lauren, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Sports, apsu tennis, APSU Women's Tennis, Austin Peay State University, Belmont, Bruins, Hannah Tatlock, Isabela Jovanovic, Lady govs, Laura Van Eeckhoudt, Nashville, Nashville TN, Ohio Valley Conference, Ornella Di Salvo, OVC, Sandra Kancheva, Tennessee State, Vanessa Tavares