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Kuppig extends win streak as Austin Peay Govs remain unbeaten

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's TennisChampaign, IL – It was business as usual for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis team, as they remained unbeaten after a 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois, Friday.

The Governors (17-0, 5-0 OVC) remained unbeaten and saw Helena Kuppig [1] extend her winning streak in singles to 13 matches, now tied for fifth all-time in program history.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis continues unbeated season with sweep of Eastern Illinois, Friday. (APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis continues unbeated season with sweep of Eastern Illinois, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Yanes Garcia twins won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, to start things for the Govs.

Not even two minutes later, Danielle Morris [3] and Fabienne Schmidt [4] won by the same score at No. 3 doubles to give the Govs a 1-0 lead going into singles. Tatiana Lopez [5] and Honoka Nakanishi’s [6] 11-match win streak stayed alive as their match went unfinished with the pair leading 4-3.

The Govs dominated once again in singles. Lopez was first off for the Govs with a 6-0, 6-2 win, before Kuppig won 6-0, 6-1 to put the Govs up 3-0. The Panthers (11-8, 2-3 OVC) simply had no answer for the Govs, as Morris won 6-0, 6-1 to clinch the match for the Govs.

Lidia Yanes Garcia [7] and Claudia Yanes Garcia [8] each picked up straight-set wins, before Schmidt rounded the day off with a win at No. 4 singles to help the Govs remain undefeated.

The Govs stay in the Prairie State to take on SIU Edwardsville tomorrow at 11:00am.

Box Score

Austin Peay 7, Eastern Illinois 0


1. Tatiana Lopez [5]/Honoka Nakanishi [6] (APSU) vs. Rachel Papavasilopoulos/Srishti Slaria (EIU) 4-3, unfinished

2. Claudia Yanes Garcia [8]/Lidia Yanes Garcia [7] (APSU) def. Claire Martin/Shelby Anderson (EIU) 6-1

3. Danielle Morris [3]/Fabienne Schmidt [4] (APSU) def. Abby Carpenter/Karla Contreras (EIU) 6-1




1. Claudia Yanes Garcia [8] (APSU) def. Rachel Papavasilopoulos (EIU) 6-4, 7-5

2. Lidia Yanes Garcia [7] (APSU) def. Srishti Slaria (EIU) 6-0, 7-5

3. Tatiana Lopez [5] (APSU) def. Claire Martin (EIU) 6-0, 6-2

4. Fabienne Schmidt [4] (APSU) def. Abby Carpenter (EIU) 6-4, 6-2

5. Helena Kuppig [1] (APSU) def. Karla Contreras (EIU) 6-1, 6-1

6. Danielle Morris [3] (APSU) def. Shelby Anderson (EIU) 6-0, 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,6,2,4,1)