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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis host UT Martin and Southeast Missouri to begin OVC play

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team opens Ohio Valley Conference play when it hosts UT Martin in a 2:00pm, Friday contest before welcoming Southeast Missouri for an 11:00am, Saturday match at the Austin Peay Indoor Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis starts OVC Season at home versus UT Martin Skyhawks and Southeast Missouri Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis starts OVC Season at home versus UT Martin Skyhawks and Southeast Missouri Redhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs enter the weekend with a 2-8 record, and are looking to build on some recent momentum.

In their last match, the Lady Govs cruised to a 9-0 victory over Coastal Georgia on Tuesday afternoon.

UT Martin (3-4) enters the weekend fresh off of a 5-2 victory over Evansville last Saturday.  The Skyhawks are led by sophomores Hitomi Naito and Sarah Candeloro.  Naito is the reigning OVC Freshman of the Year and Candeloro has posted a 5-2 record at No. 2 singles this season.

Southeast Missouri (0-9) travels to Clarksville having dropped a 7-0 decision to Southern Illinois last Saturday. The Redhawks are led by freshmen Maryia Kostyuk and Kateryna Stoianova.  The two natives of Kiev, Ukraine hold the No. 1 and 2 singles positions for SEMO.

After playing the Skyhawks and Redhawks, the Lady Govs will hit the road to take on Murray State in a 10:00am, Tuesday contest at the Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.

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