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Vanja Tomic defeats second ranked Opponent, Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis falls to Southern Illinois


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 match, Saturday, to Southern Illinois at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

While the young Lady Govs are still working towards their first team win, senior Vanja Tomic continued to play at well at No. 1 singles, winning her fifth-straight match.

Vanja Tomic, Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Vanja Tomic, Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

This time it was Melanie Delsart, who entered Saturday’s match ranked 10th in the ITA’s Central Region. Tomic finished off Delsart in straight sets to earn her season’s second win against ranked competition.

The Lady Govs picked up two other singles wins, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor doubles performance. Freshman Ornella DiSalvo won in straight sets at No. 3 singles, while sophomore Andra Cornea – after dropping the first set – bounced back to win in three.

Austin Peay’s struggles continued in the doubles game, dropping all three matches for the sixth time in seven matches. In fact, APSU’s only doubles’ win came at No. 2 against Evansville, January 27th, in a match the Lady Govs loss, 4-3.

Southern Illinois 4, Austin Peay 3

Singles competition

1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSUW) def. Melanie Delsart (SIU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Anita Lee (SIU) def. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) 7-5, 6-2
3. Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa (APSUW) 6-2, 6-2
5. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
6. Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Natasha Tomishima/Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. TOMIC, Vanja/CARRE, Alison (APSUW) 8-3
2. Melanie Delsart/Korey Love (SIU) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa/Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) 8-0
3. Anastacia Simons/Anita Lee (SIU) def. KARAK, Jovana/CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 8-4




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