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APSU Lady Govs Tennis loses to Eastern Illinois Panthers

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCharleston, 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.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis drops OVC road game to Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis drops OVC road game to Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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.

Box Score

Singles

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

Doubles

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)

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