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APSU Lady Govs Tennis loses close match with Wright State

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU Women's TennisClarksville, 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.

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

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

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.

Box Score

Singles

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

Doubles

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


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