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APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team hosted the APSU Fall Invitational this weekend, bringing in some of the best teams in the south and showcasing the best of Lady Govs tennis.Sophomore Allison Carre advanced to the finals of the women’s Flight A. She knocked off No. 11 Kali Donner of SIU Edwardsville in the first round (6-2,6-4) to open play Friday.
Saturday, she defeated No. 10 Heather Robinson of Southeast Missouri (6-3,7-5) and No. 13 Kristina Labeja (6-4,6-2) before falling in the final to top-seeded Amandine Faouzi of Eastern Kentucky (6-0,6-4)
Sophomore Ornella Di Salvo also had a strong showing in the top flight; she advanced to the semifinals with wins over Southeast Missouri’s Nikole Novikova (6-1,7-5) and Evansville’s Mina Milovic (4-6,6-4,10-8) before falling to Faouzi (6-1,6-1).
Di Salvo and junior Andrea Cornea teamed up to advance to the finals in the top doubles flight. They defeated duos from Western Kentucky (Crofford/Mason, 8-6) and Murray State (Blue/Canty, 8-4) before losing a tough final to Eastern Kentucky (Gerritsen/Oscoz, 9-8 (7-0)).
Sophomore Vanessa Tavares was a semifinalist in Flight B; she defeated Western Kentucky’s Gabby Crofford (7-6,6-2) and UT Martin’s Anna Marie Herbold (7-6,6-2) before losing to Eastern Kentucky’s Melissa Gerritsen (7-5,6-1).
Flight A Singles – First Round
No. 6 Ornella DiSalvo def. No. 5 Nikole Novikova (SEMO) 6-1,7-5
Flight A Singles – Second Round
DiSalvo def. No. 8 Mina Milovic (Evansville) 4-6,6-4,10-8
Flight A Singles – Semifinals
No. 1 Amandine Faouzi (EKU) def. DiSalvo 6-1,6-1
Flight A Singles – Finals
Faouzi def. Carre 6-0,6-4
Flight B Singles – First Round
No. 11 Andra Cornea def. No. 12 Lindsey Raymond (SIUE) 6-4,3-6,10-1
Flight B Singles – Second Round
No. 9 Melissa Gerritsen (EKU) def. Cornea 6-3,6-3
Flight B Singles – Semifinals
Gerritsen def. Tavares 7-5,6-1
Flight C Singles – First Round
No. 8 Carmen Rodriguez (EKU) def. No. 7 Jovana Karac 6-1,6-1
Flight C Consolation – First Round
Jessica Silva (UTM) def. Karac 6-0,6-4
Flight A Doubles – First Round
No. 3 DiSalvo/Cornea def. No. 4 Crofford/Mason (WKU) 8-6
Flight A Doubles – Semifinals
DiSalvo/Cornea def. No. 2 Blue/Canty (Murray State) 8-4
Flight A Doubles – Finals
No. 8 Gerritsen/Oscoz (EKU) def. DiSalvo/Cornea 9-8(7-0)
Flight B Doubles – First Round
No. 8 Patton/Suga (Murray State) def. No. 7 Carre/Tavares 8-5
Flight B Doubles Consolation – First Round
Phillips/Reinfelde (WKU) def. Carre/Tavares 8-4
Flight C Doubles – First Round
No. 2 Simic/Herbold def. No. 1 Covington/Karac 8-2
TopicsAllison Carre, Amandine Faouzi, Andrea Cornea, Anna Marie Herbold, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Fall Invitational, APSU Sports, APSU Tennis, APSU Women's Tennis, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, GAbby Crofford, Heather Robinson, Kali Donner, Kristina Labeja, Lady Govs, Melissa Gerritsen, Mina Milovic, Murray State, Nikole Novikova, Ornella Di Salvo, SIU Edwardsville, Southeast Missouri, UT-Martin, Vanessa Tavares, Western Kentucky
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