Austin Peay Sports Information
Charleston, IL – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team continues to search for its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season after dropping a 5-2 decision to Eastern Illinois, Friday, at Darling Courts.With the loss the Lady Govs fall to 2-12 overall, with a 0-4 mark in the OVC. Eastern Illinois improves to 7-3 overall, with a 2-0 OVC record.
In doubles action, the senior pairing of Ornella Di Salvo and Vanessa Tavares dropped an 8-4 decision at the No. 1 position. The Panthers were able to claim the doubles point when the duo of senior Jovana Karac and sophomore Hannah Tatlock lost an 8-6 match at No. 2.
In singles play, the Lady Govs were led by Di Salvo, who cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Kelly Iden at the No. 1 slot. Austin Peay was able to pick up a second point when sophomore Isabela Jovanovic fought back to earn a hard-fought 3-6, 6-0, 10-4 win at No. 2. In other singles matches, Tavares dropped a 6-4, 7-5 match to Hannah Kimbrough at the No. 5 slot while Karac fell 6-4, 6-3 to Kamile Stadalninkaite at No. 6 .
The Lady Govs return to action with a 10:00am, Saturday contest against OVC rival SIU Edwardsville at the SIUE Tennis Courts.
No. 1 – Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) def. Kelly Iden (EIU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 – Ali Foster (EIU) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – Grace Summers (EIU) def. Vanessa Tavares (APSU) 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 – Sephora Boulbahaiem (EIU) def. Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 – Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) def. Hannah Kimbrough (EIU) 3-6, 6-0, 10-4
No. 6. – Kamile Stadalninkaite (EIU) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 1 – Summers/Boulbahaiem (EIU) Di Salvo/Tavares (APSU) 8-4
No. 2 –Foster/Kimbrough def. Tatlock/Karac (APSU) 8-6
No. 3 – Iden/Stadalninkaite (EIU) vs. Covington/Jovanovic (APSU) 6-6 (unfinished)