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APSU Lady Govs Tennis loses close one to Dayton

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team lost its first match of 2016, Friday, coming out on the wrong end of a 4-3 battle against Dayton at the Governors Tennis Center.

The Govs (1-1) fell behind the eight ball early in the day, allowing the Flyers (4-1) to earn the vital doubles point.

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

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

Freshman Claudia Yanes Garcia and sophomore Brittney Covington teamed to gain a 6-4 win over Kristina Benjamin and Mattea Kilstofte, but Dayton topped the Govs from the No. 1 and No. 2 spots.

Mandy Marchant and Marlys Bridgham defeated freshmen duo Lidia Yanes Garcia and Helena Kuppig, 6-3, while Alex Townsend and Jackie Kawamoto defeated junior pairing Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic, 7-5.

Austin Peay’s success came from the top three positions in the singles lineup, all of which being freshmen.

APSU’s No. 1 player Lidia Yanes Garcia knocked off Bridgham, 6-2, 6-4, while her twin sister Claudia made quick work of Townsend, 6-3, 6-1. Kuppig followed suit, improving her individual record to 2-0 after a three-set victory over Kilstofte, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

However, the Govs rally would come up short, with Dayton sweeping the remaining singles matches. Jackie Kawamoto defeated Tatlock, 7-6(4), 6-2, Jade Kawamoto won over Covington, 7-6(3), 6-4, while Marchat narrowly escaped with a win over Jovanovic, 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.

Austin Peay continues into weekend homestand at Noon, Saturday, against Chattanooga.

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Marlys Bridgham (UD), 6-2, 6-4

No. 2 – Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Alex Townsend (UD), 6-3, 6-1

No. 3 – Helena Kuppig (APSU) def. Mattea Kilstofte (UD), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

No. 4 – Jackie Kawamoto (UD) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU), 7-6(4), 6-2

No. 5 – Jade Kawamoto (UD) def. Brittney Covington (APSU), 7-6(3), 6-4

No. 6 – Mandy Marchant (UD) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU), 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Doubles

No. 1 – Marchant/Bridgham (UD) def. L. Yanes Garcia/Kuppig (APSU), 6-3

No. 2 – Townsend/Jac. Kawamoto (UD) def. Tatlock/Jovanovic (APSU), 7-5

No. 3 – C. Yanes Garcia/Covington (APSU) def. Kristina Benjamin/Kilstofte, 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6*)


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