Clarksville, TN – After winning two crucial Ohio Valley Conference matches over the weekend to get back in the thick of the conference race, Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team travels to Murray, KY for a match against rival Murray State, 11:00am, Tuesday, at the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.The Lady Govs downed Southeast Missouri (5-2) and UT Martin (4-3) to even their conference record at 3-3. After a shaky start to the season, Austin Peay has won four of its last six matches to regain its footing with four matches remaining in the season.
Jovana Karac has been a big part of the recent turnaround. The sophomore from Serbia has won four of her last five matches, including both of last weekend’s tilts, at No. 5 singles to buoy the bottom half of the Lady Govs lineup.
Murray State (7-7, 4-1 OVC) enters Tuesday’s contest with a three-match win streak of its own. The Racers’ Carla Suga (7-5 at No. 2 singles) and freshman Megan Blue (9-4 at No. 3) have been the dominant forces for Murray State in singles and form a No. 2 doubles duo that is 5-4 this season.