Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – APSU women’s tennis team fell one point short against Wright State, 4-3, Saturday morning at the Governors Tennis Center.
The Austin Peay State University Lady Govs opened at 10:00am, with doubles play, allowing the visiting Raiders to gain an important point.The duo of Lidia Yanes Garcia and Brittney Covington were victorious over Wright State’s Tori Turner and Taylor Culberston, 6-3.
However, the following doubles matches did not equate to their previous. Hannah Tatlock and Helena Kuppig fell to Karoline Haller and Linsey Verstrepen, 6-1, and Claudia Yanes Garcia and Isabela Jovanovic were defeated by Elaine Cloern and Megan Brdicka, 6-4.
In singles action, the Garcia sisters and Hannah Tatlock gained victories from the No. 1, 2 and 4 positions, respectively. Lidia Yanes Garcia faced Wright State’s Karoline Haller and cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 win. Additionally, Claudia Yanes Garcia challenged Linsey Verstrepen and came out with a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Following the top two players, Hannah Tatlock edged out Taylor Culbertson, 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2.
However, Kuppig, Covington and Jovanovic fell short to three of Wright State’s remaining players. At the No. 3 spot, Kuppig battled with WSU’s Elaine Cloern, but unfortunately suffered a loss of 5-7, 6-4, 3-6. To follow, Covington and Jovanovic lost to their opponents with scores of 1-6, 1-6 (Covington) and 6-3, 3-6, 2-6 (Jovanovic).
The loss drops the Govs to 1-5 in the regular season. Austin Peay’s next match will be March 18th at Eastern Kentucky – the first Ohio Valley Conference dual in 2016.
No. 1- Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Karoline Haller (WSU), 6-1, 6-4
No. 2- Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Linsey Verstrepen (WSU), 6-1 6-3
No. 3-Elaine Cloern (WSU) def. Helena Kuppig (APSU), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6
No. 4- Hannah Tatlock (APSU) def. Taylor Culbertson (WSU), 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2
No. 5- Tori Turner (WSU) def. Brittney Covington (APSU), 1-6, 1-6
No. 6- Vanessa Madrigal (WSU) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU), 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
No 1- L. Yanes Garcia/Covington (APSU) def. Turner/Culbertson (WSU), 6-3
No. 2- Haller/Verstrepen (WSU) def. Tatlock/Kuppig (APSU), 1-6
No. 3- Cloern/Brdicka (WSU) def. C. Yanes Garcia/Jovanovic (APSU), 4-6