Austin Peay Govs seek bounce-back weekend at SEMO, UT Martin
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – APSU women’s tennis team seeks a bounce-back weekend as two Ohio Valley Conference matches await at Southeast Missouri, 2:00pm, Friday, and UT Martin, 2:00pm, Saturday.
The Austin Peay State University Lady Govs (2-8, 1-3 OVC) dropped back-to-back contests at home last weekend against SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois, but the young group has shown the ability to win on the road, as evidenced by a 4-2 victory over Morehead State for their first OVC nod.
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
Twin sisters Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia have tackled OVC competition with great skill, combining for a 7-1 conference record, including Lidia going 4-0 at the No. 1 singles position. In addition, junior Hannah Tatlock is coming off her second win of 2016, giving her four overall wins this season.
The Redhawks (1-13, 0-4 OVC) are on a 12-match losing streak, with the team’s lone victory coming against Chicago State, January 30th. SEMO is led by Mariya Kostiuk, who is 10-13 on the year with six of those wins coming at the No. 1 spot.
Saturday’s opponent, the Skyhawks (6-10, 3-1 OVC) have a balanced squad, with Sarah Candeloro serving as the No. 1 with a 6-7 record. The Govs and UT Martin faced one another at the APSU Fall Invitational last September, with Lidia defeating Hitomi Naito, 2-6, 6-4, 10-1, to claim the Flight 1 singles title.