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APSU Lady Govs to open OVC play at home against Skyhawks and Redhawks

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team opens Ohio Valley Conference play when it hosts UT Martin in a 2:00pm, Friday contest before welcoming Southeast Missouri for an 11:00am, Saturday match at the Austin Peay Indoor Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis starts OVC Season at home versus UT Martin Skyhawks and Southeast Missouri Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis starts OVC Season at home versus UT Martin Skyhawks and Southeast Missouri Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs enter the weekend with a 2-8 record, and are looking to build on some recent momentum.

In their last match, the Lady Govs cruised to a 9-0 victory over Coastal Georgia on Tuesday afternoon.

UT Martin (3-4) enters the weekend fresh off of a 5-2 victory over Evansville last Saturday. The Skyhawks are led by sophomores Hitomi Naito and Sarah Candeloro. Naito is the reigning OVC Freshman of the Year and Candeloro has posted a 5-2 record at No. 2 singles this season.

Southeast Missouri (0-9) travels to Clarksville having dropped a 7-0 decision to Southern Illinois last Saturday. The Redhawks are led by freshmen Maryia Kostyuk and Kateryna Stoianova. The two natives of Kiev, Ukraine hold the No. 1 and 2 singles positions for SEMO.

After playing the Skyhawks and Redhawks, the Lady Govs will hit the road to take on Murray State in a 10:00am, Tuesday contest at the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.