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APSU Lady Govs Tennis falls at home to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am In Sports | No Comments

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APSU Women's SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team fell in nonconference play against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 7-0, Saturday at the Governors Tennis Center.

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

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

The Govs (1-4) experimented new doubles groupings against the Hilltoppers (5-3), placing all six players with a teammate they have never competed alongside this spring.

From the No. 1 position, WKU’s Andreanna Christopoulou and Cynthia Melita Setyawan defeated Lidia Yanes Garcia [1] and Brittney Covington [2], 7-5. WKU went on to grab to doubles point, with Tereza Hejlova and Elpida Malamou topping Helena Kuppig [3] and Hannah Tatlock [4], 6-0, while Violetta Shatalova and Gabby Crofford beat Claudia Yanes Garcia [5] and Isabela Jovanovic [6], 7-5.

In singles action, Austin Peay forced two three-set matches, but was unable to pull out a victory. For the first time in 2016, Claudia Yanes Garcia [5] was defeated in singles play, dropping her record to 4-1 as Hejlova won 1-6, 6-0, 6-4. Kuppig also forced three sets before coming up short versus Malamou, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

From the No. 1 spot, Christopoulou cruised over Lidia Yanes Garcia [1], 6-1, 6-1, Melita Setyawan defeated Tatlock at No. 4, 6-0, 6-2, and Shatalova rolled against Covington, 6-1, 6-0. Lastly, at No. 6, Beatriz Gutierrez defeated Jovanovic, 6-1, 6-3.

The Govs return to action next Saturday, March 12th in Clarksville against Wright State.

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[3] Helena Kuppig: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4493

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