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Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis’ Allison Carre makes finals at APSU Fall Open


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team hosted the APSU Fall Invitational this weekend, bringing in some of the best teams in the south and showcasing the best of Lady Govs tennis.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Sophomore Allison Carre advanced to the finals of the women’s Flight A. She knocked off No. 11 Kali Donner of SIU Edwardsville in the first round (6-2,6-4) to open play Friday.

Saturday, she defeated No. 10 Heather Robinson of Southeast Missouri (6-3,7-5) and No. 13 Kristina Labeja (6-4,6-2) before falling in the final to top-seeded Amandine Faouzi of Eastern Kentucky (6-0,6-4)

Sophomore Ornella Di Salvo also had a strong showing in the top flight; she advanced to the semifinals with wins over Southeast Missouri’s Nikole Novikova (6-1,7-5) and Evansville’s Mina Milovic (4-6,6-4,10-8) before falling to Faouzi (6-1,6-1).

Di Salvo and junior Andrea Cornea teamed up to advance to the finals in the top doubles flight. They defeated duos from Western Kentucky (Crofford/Mason, 8-6) and Murray State (Blue/Canty, 8-4) before losing a tough final to Eastern Kentucky (Gerritsen/Oscoz, 9-8 (7-0)).

Sophomore Vanessa Tavares was a semifinalist in Flight B; she defeated Western Kentucky’s Gabby Crofford (7-6,6-2) and UT Martin’s Anna Marie Herbold (7-6,6-2) before losing to Eastern Kentucky’s Melissa Gerritsen (7-5,6-1).

Flight A Singles – First Round

No. 6 Ornella DiSalvo def. No. 5 Nikole Novikova (SEMO) 6-1,7-5
No. 12 Alison Carre def. No. 11 Kali Donner (SIUE) 6-2,6-4

Flight A Singles – Second Round

DiSalvo def. No. 8 Mina Milovic (Evansville) 4-6,6-4,10-8
Carre def. No. 10 Heather Robinson (SEMO) 6-3,7-5

Flight A Singles – Semifinals

No. 1 Amandine Faouzi (EKU) def. DiSalvo 6-1,6-1
Carre def. No. 13 Kristina Labeja (EKU) 6-4,6-2

Flight A Singles – Finals

Faouzi def. Carre 6-0,6-4

Flight B Singles – First Round

No. 11 Andra Cornea def. No. 12 Lindsey Raymond (SIUE) 6-4,3-6,10-1
No. 16 Vanessa Tavares def. No. 15 Gabby Crofford (WKU) 7-6,6-2

Flight B Singles – Second Round

No. 9 Melissa Gerritsen (EKU) def. Cornea 6-3,6-3
Tavares def. No. 13 Anna Marie Herbold (UTM) 6-4,6-1

Flight B Singles – Semifinals

Gerritsen def. Tavares 7-5,6-1

Flight C Singles – First Round

No. 8 Carmen Rodriguez (EKU) def. No. 7 Jovana Karac 6-1,6-1
No. 16 Alice Laing (UTM) def. No. 15 Julie Covington 6-0,6-1

Flight C Consolation – First Round

Jessica Silva (UTM) def. Karac 6-0,6-4
Amanda Miller (SIUE) def. Covington 6-1,6-0

Flight A Doubles – First Round

No. 3 DiSalvo/Cornea def. No. 4 Crofford/Mason (WKU) 8-6

Flight A Doubles – Semifinals

DiSalvo/Cornea def. No. 2 Blue/Canty (Murray State) 8-4

Flight A Doubles – Finals

No. 8 Gerritsen/Oscoz (EKU) def. DiSalvo/Cornea 9-8(7-0)

Flight B Doubles – First Round

No. 8 Patton/Suga (Murray State) def. No. 7 Carre/Tavares 8-5

Flight B Doubles Consolation – First Round

Phillips/Reinfelde (WKU) def. Carre/Tavares 8-4

Flight C Doubles – First Round

No. 2 Simic/Herbold def. No. 1 Covington/Karac 8-2




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