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Govs roll through SIUE en route to 18th straight victory

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's TennisEdwardsville, IL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis team continued its march toward perfection with another shutout victory over an Illinois school, blanking SIU Edwardsville 7-0, Saturday.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis doubles team of Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia won their match 6-4. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis doubles team of Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia won their match 6-4. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors (18-0, 6-0 OVC) are now just two matches away from an undefeated regular season, as well as seeing Helena Kuppig [2] take her singles match in three sets, extending her winning streak to 14 matches, tying teammate Claudia Yanes Garcia’s [3] streak of 14 earlier this season.

The Govs used the No. 2 and No. 3 pairings to take a 1-0 lead in doubles. The Yanes Garcia sisters came away with a 6-4 win at the No. 2 spot to clinch the point, but Fabienne Schmidt [4] and Danielle Morris [5] got the match going with a smooth 6-1 victory at the No. 3 position. Tatiana Lopez [6] and Honoka Nakanishi’s [7] win streak of 11 doubles matches in a row stayed alive, despite trailing 5-4 when the doubles point was clinched.

Morris was the recipient of a victory by retirement at No. 6 singles, but the Australian freshman was leading 6-1, 2-0 at the time of retirement. Schmidt put another point on the board for the Govs with a dominate 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 singles. Yanes Garcia sealed another victory with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph at No. 1 singles.

The Govs continued to perform well, with Lidia Yanes Garcia [8] and Lopez each winning in straight sets. Kuppig now owns a share of the fourth-longest dual singles match winning streak in program history after her three-set win. The senior took the first set, 6-4, but lost the second in a tiebreak. It was the only blemish from an otherwise perfect day for the Govs, as Kuppig took the third set supertiebreaker, 10-5.

The Govs head to rival Murray State next Friday for the Heritage Bank Battle of the Border.

Box Score

Austin Peay 7, SIU Edwardsville 0

Doubles

1. Tatiana Lopez [6]/Honoka Nakanishi [7] (APSU) vs. Ann-Christine Link/Lara Tupper (SIUE) 4-5, unfinished

2. Claudia Yanes Garcia [3]/Lidia Yanes Garcia [8] (APSU) def. Callaghan Adams/Maria Thibault (SIUE) 6-4

3. Danielle Morris [5]/Fabienne Schmidt [4] (APSU) def. Alina Munteanu/Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-2

 

 

Singles

1. Claudia Yanes Garcia [3] (APSU) def. Aline Munteanu (SIUE) 6-2, 6-0

2. Lidia Yanes Garcia [8] (APSU) def. Lara Tupper (SIUE) 6-2, 6-3

3. Tatiana Lopez [6] (APSU) def. Callaghan Adams (SIUE) 6-3, 6-3

4. Fabienne Schmidt [4] (APSU) def. Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-1, 6-1

5. Helena Kuppig [2] (APSU) def. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE), 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)

6. Danielle Morris [5] (APSU) def. Maria Thibault (SIUE) 6-1, 2-0, by retirement

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