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APSU Lady Govs Tennis beats Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 4-3 for season’s first win


Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A strong top-three and another doubles win gave Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team its first victory for the 2014 spring season in Friday’s 4-3 win against Western Kentucky.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The win snaps a season-opening five-match losing streak for the Lady Govs, who move to 1-5 on the campaign. Western Kentucky falls to 2-2.

The Lady Govs continued their improvement in doubles, taking the point for the second match in a row. Junior Vanessa Tavares and freshman Isabela Jovanovic were dominant in the No. 2 match, defeating Carolina Barboza and Gabby Crofford, 8-1. Senior Andra Cornea and junior Ornella Di Salvo clinched the point with an 8-3 win at No. 1 over Madeline Phillips and Monta Reinfelde.

Cornea, Di Salvo and Tavares took the top three singles matches to clinch the win for Austin Peay. At No. 1, Cornea picked up her season’s first singles win with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 defeat of Reinfelde.

Di Salvo shut Phillips out with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2, while Tavares wrapped up the positive results for the Lady Govs by rallying from a rough first set for a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Barboza.

The Lady Govs return to action Saturday at Southern Indiana, with action scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

Box Score

Austin Peay 4, WKU 3
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Clarksville, TN | APSU Tennis Center

Singles competition
1. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Monta Reinfelde (WKUW) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
2. DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Madeline Phillips (WKUW) 6-0, 6-0
3. TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) def. Carolina Barboza (WKUW) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6
4. Emily Pryzstawski (WKUW) def. KARAC, Jovana (APSUW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Gabby Crofford (WKUW) def. TATLOCK, Hannah (APSUW) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
6. Alex Crofford (WKUW) def. JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSUW) 6-3, 6-7, 10-7



Doubles competition
1. CORNEA, Andra/DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Madeline Phillips/Monta Reinfelde (WKUW) 8-3
2. TAVARES, Vanessa/JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSUW) def. Carolina Barboza/Gabby Crofford (WKUW) 8-1
3. KARAC, Jovana/TATLOCK, Hannah (APSUW) vs. Emily Pryzstawski/Alex Crofford (WKUW) 4-6, unfinished


Match Notes
WKU 2-2
Austin Peay 1-5





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