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Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis let the Evansville Purple Aces slide by them


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis fell 4-3 to Evansville, Friday, at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

The Lady Govs couldn’t overcome dropping the doubles point and ended up one win shy on the singles side. Austin Peay falls to 0-3 overall, while the win improved the Purple Aces to 1-0.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Freshmen Weronika Kurka and Ornella Di Salvo picked up Austin Peay’s only doubles win, 8-5, at No. 2. The Lady Govs were on the cusp at Nos. 1 and 2, with the team of Vanja Tomic and Alison Carre falling, 8-6, while Vanessa Tavarez and Andra Cornea lost 8-5.


The Purple Aces carried the momentum into singles. Tomic picked up her season’s first win at No. 1, defeating Dora Kotsiouo in straight sets. Meanwhile, at No. 3 singles, Di Salvo won a battle in three sets, dropping the middle set in the process. Sophomore Andra Cornea worked to a straight-set win at No. 5 singles.

Austin Peay has to regroup quickly as it hits the road for a 4:00pm, Saturday, match at Louisville.

Evansville 4, Austin Peay 3

Singles competition

1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSUW) def. Dora Kotsiou (UE) 6-2, 6-2

2. Aleks Dzakula (UE) def. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) 6-2, 6-2

3. Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Emily Richardson (UE) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

4. Natasha James (UE) def. KURKA, Weronika (APSUW) 6-4, 6-4

5. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Mina Milovic (UE) 6-2, 6-2

6. Gaby Fifer (UE) def. KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Dora Kotsiou/Natasha James (UE) def. TOMIC, Vanja/CARRE, Alison (APSUW) 8-6

2. KURKA, Weronika/Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Gaby Fifer/Emily Richardson (UE) 8-5

3. Aleks Dzakula/Jessica Ratz (UE) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa/CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 8-5




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