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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis loses to Jacksonville State Gamecocks in season’s final game

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team concluded its 2015 slate when it dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Jacksonville State, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Courts.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

With the loss, the Lady Govs finish their season with a 3-17 overall record, with a 1-9 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. JSU improves to 7-12 overall, with a 4-5 OVC record.

In doubles play, the duo of seniors Ornella Di Salvo and Vanessa Tavares earned an 8-7 (2) victory at the No. 1 position. Unfortunately, the Gamecocks claimed the doubles point by winning the two remaining matches.

In singles action, the Lady Govs were led by Di Salvo, who cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Claudia Marsala at No. 1 and Tavares, who picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win against Diana Mirceta at the No. 3 position.

In other singles matches, freshman Brittney Covington battled back from a first set deficit to claim a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over Zoe Bizinos at the No. 4 position, while senior Jovana Karac dropped a hard-fought 6-2, 6-4 decision to Sadey St. Amant at No. 6.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) def. Claudia Marsala (JSU) 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 – Genevie Ulanday (JSU) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 – Vanessa Tavares (APSU) vs. Diana Mirceta (JSU) 6-2 6-1

No. 4 – Brittney Covington (APSU) vs. Zoe Bizinos (JSU) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)

No. 5 – Danielle Kerindi (JSU) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-0, 6-4

No. 6. – Sadey St. Amant (JSU) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 – Di Salvo/Tavares (APSU) def. Ulanday/Mirceta (JSU) 8-7 (2)

No. 2 – Marsala/Bizinos (JSU) def. Tatlock/Karac (APSU) 8-1

No. 3 – St. Amant/Kerindi (JSU) def. Covington/Jovanovic (APSU) 8-5

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