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APSU Lady Govs rally past Belmont, 4-3

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team clashed with the Belmont Bruins, Saturday, at the Governors Tennis Center and pulled out their fifth Ohio Valley Conference win of the season.

The Govs (6-9, 5-4 OVC) had a rough start to the match, dropping two matches to give Belmont (2-14, 0-8 OVC).

Austin Peay Women's Tennis gets home win over Belmont Saturday. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis gets home win over Belmont Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Lidia Yanes Garcia [2] and Helena Kuppig [3] rallied against Belmont’s Lindsey Whitehead and Kendall Warren but dropped the match 6-4.

Similarly, Isabela Jovanovic [4] and Hannah Tatlock [5] played and were defeated by Mical Johnson and Suzanna Stapler, 6-3. The No. 2 doubles match between Austin Peay’s Claudia Yanes Garcia [6] and Brittney Covington [7], and Belmont’s Abbie Mather and Laura Van Eeckhoudt was unfinished.

However, Austin Peay gained momentum from Lidia Yanes Garcia [2]‘s singles victory against Lindsey Whitehead, 6-2, 6-1. Gaining wins in the second, third, and fourth spots, the Govs increased their lead to 4-1 to clinch the win. Claudia Yanes Garcia [6] overwhelmed Laura Van Eeckhoudt with a score of 6-1, 6-1. Likewise, Helena Kuppig [3] and Hannah Tatlock [5] defeated Kendall Warren and Suzanna Stapler, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, respectively.

In the fifth and sixth spots, however, Brittney Covington [7] and Isabela Jovanovic [4] were unsuccessful in their matches against Abbie Mather and Maddie Gilley, 6-3, 1-1, def. and 6-3, 6-1 making the final score of the match Austin Peay 4, Belmont 3.

Austin Peay will travel to Jacksonville State, 10:00pm, Saturday, for its regular season finale.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1- Lidia Yanes Garcia [2] (APSU) def. Lindsey Whitehead (BEL), 6-2, 6-1

No. 2- Claudia Yanes Garcia [6] (APSU) def. Laura Van Eeckhoudt (BEL), 6-1, 6-1

No. 3- Helena Kuppig [3] (APSU) def. Kendall Warren (BEL), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

No. 4- Hannah Tatlock [5] (APSU) def. Suzanna Stapler (BEL), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

No. 5- Abbie Mather (BEL) def. Brittney Covington [7] (APSU), 6-3, 1-1, def.

No. 6-Maddie Gilley (BEL) def. Isabela Jovanovic [4] (APSU), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1- Whitehead/Warren (BEL) def. L. Yanes Garcia/Kuppig (APSU), 6-4

No. 2- C. Yanes Garcia/Covington (APSU) unf. Mather/Eeckhoudt (BEL), 4-5

No. 3- Johnson/Stapler (BEL) def. Jovanovic/Tatlock (APSU), 6-3