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Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis plays North Alabama for final fall home game

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis concludes its home slate for the fall season when it hosts North Alabama in a noon, Friday match at the Austin Peay Tennis Courts.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Lady Govs Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs faced off with the Lions earlier this fall when both teams took part in the Skyhawk Tennis Fall Invitational hosted by UT Martin. In that tournament senior Vanessa Tavares, sophomore Hannah Tatlock and freshman Brittney Covington all went undefeated against the Lions.

Last weekend, the Lady Govs took part in the UE/USI Fall Invite in Evansville, Indiana. Senior Ornella Di Salvo led the Lady Govs with a 5-1 record in matches, while classmate Vanessa Tavares earned four wins.

The Lions finished with an 11-11 record last season and will be led by senior Natalia Barragan and sophomores Olivera Ngouabeu and Avery King. Ngouabeu earned a 9-9 record at No. 1 singles, while Barragan, who mostly played at the No. 2 position, finished the spring 10-8 and King finished 9-8 at No. 3. The pairing of Ngouabeu and Barragan finished the season with a 6-5 record at No. 1 doubles, while Barragan also earned a 5-3 record at the same position while playing with King.

“While we’ve been battling injuries lately, I’ve been very impressed with the play of Hannah,” said head coach Ross Brown. “Ornella had a great week last week, too, and this weekend will serve as a great opportunity to get some work in before having a little break before regionals.”

Having played each of the last three weekends, the Lady Govs will have a well-deserved break before traveling to ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.  The five-day event will begin Friday, October 17th, at Tennessee.

Video – Ross Brown


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