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Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, 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.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.
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
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*)
TopicsAlex Townsend, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Sports, APSU Tennis, APSU Tennis Center, APSU Women's Tennis, Austin Peay State University, Brittney Covington, Chattanooga, Clarksville TN, Claudia Yanes Garcia, Dayton, Flyers, Hannah Tatlock, Helena Kuppig, Isabela Jovanovic, Jackie Kawamoto, Jade Kawamoto, Kristina Benjamin, Lady Govs, Lidia Yanes Carcia, Mandy Marchant, Marlys Bridgham, Mattea Kilstofte, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC
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