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Clarksville, TN – Unable to carry the momentum from the previous match, APSU women’s tennis team dropped its Ohio Valley Conference home opener against SIU Edwardsville, 6-1, Friday.
Austin Peay State University’s lone point on the afternoon came at the No. 1 singles position, where freshman Lidia Yanes Garcia earned a three-set victory over Lexi Aranda, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
The win moves the newcomer to 7-2 overall in 2016, all coming at the top spot in the order.
The Cougars (10-4) got off to a hot start by winning two of three doubles matches, with the third between Claudia Yanes Garcia and Brittney Covington vs. Sierra Halverson and Ann-Christine Link going unfinished. At No. 1, Mia Frogner and Madeline Hill knocked off Lidia and Helena Kuppig, 6-4, while Aranda and Morgan Steffes defeated Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic, 6-0.
SIUE cruised in singles play over the Govs (2-7), beginning with Frogner handing Claudia just her second loss of the season, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 3, Hill overcame Kuppig, 6-2, 6-0, followed by victories for Monique Krutak over Tatlock, 6-2, 6-0, Link over Covington, 6-3, 7-6(1) and McKenzie Thomas over Jovanovic, 6-1, 6-3.
Austin Peay wraps up its homestand Saturday against Eastern Illinois, with first serve scheduled for 10 a.m., at the Foy Fitness Center Courts.
1. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Lexi Aranda (SIUE) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
2. Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Madeline Hill (SIUE) def. Helena Kuppig (APSU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) def. Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-3, 7-6
6. McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-1, 6-3
1. Mia Frogner/Madeline Hill (SIUE) def. Lidia Yanes Garcia/Helena Kuppig (APSU) 6-4
2. Claudia Yanes Garcia/Brittney Covington (APSU) vs. Sierra Halverson/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 4-5, unfinished
3. Lexi Aranda/Morgan Steffes (SIUE) def. Hannah Tatlock/Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-0
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