APSU Women’s Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team suffered an traumatic collapse, falling 5-2 to Jacksonville State, Friday, at the Austin Peay Tennis Courts.
It all started when the No. 2 doubles team of junior Vanja Tomic and freshman Andra Cornea allowed JSU’s Ralphaela Lima and Raisa Guasti to comeback from a 7-2 deficit. Lima and Guasti broke the Lady Govs serve a number of times and went on to win the match, 9-7.This was after sophomore Carolin Weikard and Kimberly Loo picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.
Tomic would go on to pick up a straight-set win at No. 1 singles, while Loo rolled to a win at No. 5 singles, allowing only one game to JSU’s Juliana Renesto.
However, Weikard lost in a tiebreaker at No. 2 singles after winning the opening set, 6-4. Cornea would do the same at No. 4 singles. Senior Brittany Hays made her first appearance for the Lady Govs, but also suffered a straight-set loss at No. 6.
Austin Peay will now have a week to prepare for the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Tennis Tournament, of which it is the defending champions. Tournament seeding will be announced early next week by the conference office.
Jacksonville State 5, Austin Peay 2
1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSU) def. VIVANE, Marani (JSUW) 6-2, 6-4
2. DESSBESELL, Martina (JSUW) def. WEIKARD, Carolin (APSU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
3. GUASTI, Raisa (JSUW) def. MARGOLIES, Rachel (APSU) 5-3, retired
4. LIMA, Ralphaela (JSUW) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
5. LOO, Kimberly (APSU) def. RENESTO, Juliana (JSUW) 6-1, 6-0
6. WENZEL, Rafaela (JSUW) def. HAYS, Brittany (APSU) 6-4, 6-2
1. LOO, Kimberly/WEIKARD, Carolin (APSU) def. VIVANE, Marani/DESSBESELL, Martina (JSUW) 8-4
2. LIMA, Ralphaela/GUASTI, Raisa (JSUW) def. TOMIC, Vanja/CORNEA, Andra (APSU) 9-7
3. RENESTO, Juliana/WENZEL, Rafaela (JSUW) def. MARGOLIES, Rachel/HAYS, Brittany (APSU) 8-0