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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis loses at SIU Edwardsville 5-2

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to SIU Edwardsville, Sunday, at the Austin Peay Tennis Courts.

The Lady Govs fall to 5-10 overall, with a 2-4 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. SIU Edwardsville moves to 7-3, with a 2-3 conference mark.

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

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

“I feel like the women are close,” said head coach Ross Brown. “As coaches, we have to get in there and figure out a way to get them to where we need to be. I feel like one thing we have to do is get more aggressive in close matches – we’ve been a little too passive close.”

While the Lady Govs were unable to take the doubles point, Austin Peay’s singles day got off to a good start thanks to the efforts of junior Ornella Di Salvo. She toppled Monique Krutak 6-4, 6-2 for her season’s eighth win.

Freshman Hannah Tatlock won a three-set battle against Haley Ilcewicz. The Las Vegas native rallied back from a disastrous first-set loss to win a 1-6, 6-4, 11-9 match, her second consecutive win. Austin Peay’s other freshman, Isabela Jovanovic, took McKenzie Thomas to three sets before falling 4-6, 7-6, 8-10.

This match also served as Senior Day for Andra Cornea. She lost her No. 2 match 6-0, 6-1 to Lexi Aranda and with Di Salvo was at match point at No. 1 doubles before the match was ended after SIU Edwardsville secured the doubles point.

“She and Jasmin (Ademovic of the men’s team) have been invaluable for us,” Brown said. “When you have kids like that, they’ll be tough to replace as people, on and off the court and in the classroom.”

The Lady Govs return to action next weekend with road contests against Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky.

Box Score

Eastern Illinois 5, Austin Peay 2
Sunday, March 29th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | APSU Tennis Courts

Singles competition
1. PRISNER, Janelle (EIUW) def. DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) 7-6, 7-5
2. BOULBAHAIEM,Sephora (EIUW) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 6-0, 6-2
3. IDEN, Kelly (EIUW) def. TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) 6-4, 6-1
4. FOSTER, Ali (EIUW) def. KARAC, Jovana (APSUW) 6-4, 6-1
5. TATLOCK, Hannah (APSUW) def. KIMBROUGH, Hannah (EIUW) 8-5
6. JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSUW) def. STADALNINKAITE, K. (EIUW) 8-4

 

 

Doubles competition
1. CORNEA, Andra/DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) vs. PRISNER, Janelle/BOULBAHAIEM,Sephora (EIUW) 4-5, unfinished
2. FOSTER, Ali/KIMBROUGH, Hannah (EIUW) def. KARAC, Jovana/JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSUW) 8-3
3. IDEN, Kelly/STADALNINKAITE, K. (EIUW) def. TATLOCK, Hannah/TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) 8-2


 

Match Notes
Eastern Illinois 8-2 (2-2 OVC)
Austin Peay 5-9 (2-3 OVC)

 


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