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APSU Lady Govs Tennis loses 7-1 to Chattanooga Mocs

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team fell to Chattanooga, 6-1, Saturday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

For the second consecutive match, the Govs (1-2) allowed the opposition to gain the first point, with the Mocs (1-4) earning the nod in doubles.

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

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

Freshman Claudia Yanes Garcia and sophomore Brittney Covington fought to pull out a 6-4 win over Chattanooga’s Rachele Gazzola and Mckenzie Barco.

However, Chattanooga responded with victories in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. Lidia Yanes Garcia and Helena Kuppig were overcome by Kayla Jones and Kelsey Coots, 6-2, followed by teammates Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic falling to UTC’s Samantha Caswell and Katie Polk, 6-0.

Unlike the previous match against Dayton, a rematch wasn’t in APSU’s cards, with the Mocs going 5-1 in singles play.

Freshman Claudia Yanes Garcia earned a point over Chattanooga senior Kelsey Coots, 6-1, 6-1, giving her a 3-0 singles record for the season.

Lidia Yanes Garcia fell short against Kayla Jones, 7-6(5), 6-4, Kuppig, striving for another singles win, fell to Samantha Caswell, 6-4, 6-1, while Tatlock, Covington and Jovanovic followed with defeats from Rachele Gazzola (6-1, 6-1), Ali Storie (6-2, 6-2), and Katie Polk (0-6, 0-6), respectively.

Austin Peay will face the Lipscomb Bisons at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on Friday, February 19th, with first serve at 7:00pm

Box Score

Singles

No. 1 – Kayla Jones (UTC) def. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU), 7-6(5), 6-4

No. 2 – Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Kelsey Coots (UTC), 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 – Samantha Caswell (UTC) def. Helena Kuppig (APSU), 6-4, 6-1

No. 4 – Rachele Gazzola (UTC) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU), 6-1, 6-1

No. 5 – Ali Storie (UTC) def. Brittney Covington (APSU), 6-2, 6-2

No. 6 – Katie Polk (UTC) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1 – Jones/Coots (UTC) def. L. Yanes Garcia/Kuppig (APSU), 6-2

No. 2 – Caswell/Polk (UTC) def. Tatlock/ Jovanovic (APSU), 6-0

No. 3 – C. Yanes Garcia/Covington (APSU) def. Gazzola/ Barco (UTC), 6-4

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


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