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APSU Women’s Tennis remains unbeaten with 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois

 

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 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)

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 and Fabienne Schmidt won by the same score at No. 3 doubles to give the Govs a 1-0 lead going into singles. Tatiana Lopez and Honoka Nakanishi’s 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 and Claudia Yanes Garcia 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

Doubles

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

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

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

 

 

Singles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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