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APSU Lady Govs Tennis’ Ornella Di Salvo gets first OVC Player of the Week honor

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APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsBrentwood, TN – Junior Ornella Di Salvo, of the Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team, has been named the first Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the 2014 season, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Despite not playing a match last week, Di Salvo earns the honor based on her previous week’s body of work, when she went 2-0 at No. 2 singles.

APSU's Ornella Di Salvo

The Argentinian knocked off Natasha James, 6-3, 7-5, for the Lady Govs only win against the Purple Aces, February 28th.

She continued an early-season five-match win streak when she defeated Lindsey Wilson College’s Alicia Rodriguez, 6-1, 6-2, in the Lady Govs March 1st win against the third-ranked squad in NAIA.

She and doubles partner Andra Cornea were instrumental in Austin Peay’s win against Lindsey Wilson, also picking up an 8-5 win at No. 1 against Alejandra Galvis and Sarah Bernos to help Austin Peay move to 3-6 on the season.

Di Salvo brings home the first OVC Player of the Week honor for the Lady Govs since Cornea won for the week of April 11th, 2012.


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