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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis hosts Dayton and Chattanooga

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will host back-to-back matches this weekend beginning 2:00pm, Friday, February 5th, 2016 against Dayton and Noon, Saturday, against Chattanooga.

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

Last Friday, APSU opened the 2016 season with a victory over Evansville, 6-1, giving the Govs their first 1-0 start to a regular season since 2010.

In addition, it was the first time in six years that the Govs have defeated the Purple Aces. Austin Peay nearly swept its opponent, with five of six players earning singles victories.

Dayton enters the weekend with a 3-1 record, including three-straight wins over Youngstown State, Bowling Green and IUPUI. The Flyers return eight players from last season, including standout Maryls Bridgham, who was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team as a freshman last year.

Meanwhiile, the Mocs will be seeking their first win of 2016 after dropping three consecutive matches to Memphis, UAB and Tennessee to begin the season. Chattanooga is 10-2 all-time against APSU.

If Austin Peay exits the weekend with two wins, it will match last season’s win total and be its first 3-0 start this decade.

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