APSU Sports: Austin Peay Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team opens the 2011-12 season with a 3:00pm, Monday, match at Southeastern Conference Vanderbilt.
The Lady Govs return All-Ohio Valley Conference selection Vanja Tomic, along with sophomore Andra Cornea from last season’s team. The rest of Austin Peay’s lineup consists of new arrivals, including freshman Weronika Kurka who played in two fall tournaments.“We just brought in three new players and are hoping to get a few practices in before Monday,” head coach Malik Tabet said. “This match is going to be more of an evaluation than a situation where we’re going to be looking for a result. We try to play teams of a high caliber early because the good competition helps to expose your weaknesses.”
Tabet, in particular, will be looking to evaluate three new freshman – Ornella Di Salvo, Jovana Karac and Alison Carre.
Vanderbilt opened its season with wins against Lipscomb and Miami (Ohio). Jackie Wu is 2-0 at No. 1 singles, while the rest of the lineup has been in flux. As a team, Vandy is 4-1 in doubles play.