Austin Peay Lady Govs drop conference battle to Redhawks
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team was extremely close to earning its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season against Southeast Missouri, Saturday, at the Austin Peay Indoor Tennis Center.
Despite a solid performance in doubles play, the Lady Govs fell to the Redhawks, 4-3.
With the loss, the Lady Govs fall to 2-10 overall, with a 0-2 mark in the OVC. SEMO improves to 1-9 overall, 1-0 in the OVC.
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
In doubles action for the Lady Govs, the pairing of senior Jovana Karac and sophomore Hannah Tatlock earned an 8-6 victory at the No. 2 slot.
Austin Peay clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 victory by the senior duo of Ornella di Salvo and Vanessa Tavares at the No. 1 position. The Lady Govs wrapped up the sweep of the doubles matches when the team of freshman Brittney Covington and sophomore Isabela Jovanovic claimed an 8-4 victory at No. 3.
In singles play, the Lady Govs were led by Tavares and Di Salvo. Tavares cruised to a 6-1,6-4 win against Viviana Ortiz at No. 3 while di Salvo earned a hard-fought 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory against Mariya Kostyuk at the No. 1 slot.
In other singles matches both Tatlock and Karac were able to force third sets before losing at the No. 2 and No. 6 positions. The Lady Govs clinched the victory when Karac earned a 7-6 (2), against Melissa Martin.
The Lady Govs return to the road with a 10:00am, Tuesday OVC contest against Murray State at the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.
No. 1 – Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) def. Mariya Kostyuk (SEMO) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
No. 2 – Kateryna Stoianova (SEMO) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-4
No. 3 – Vanessa Tavares (APSU) def. Viviana Ortiz (SEMO) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 – Maria Montenegro (SEMO) def. Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 – Annisa Warasanti (SEMO) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 6. – Melissa Martin (SEMO) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-1
No. 1 – Di Salvo/Tavares (APSU) def. Kostyuk/Ortiz (SEMO) 8-5
No. 2 – Tatlock/Karac (APSU) def. Stoianova/Anna Makhneva (SEMO) 8-6
No. 3 – Covington/Jovanovic (APSU) def. Warasanti/Martin (SEMO) 8-4