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APSU Lady Govs Tennis loses OVC match to SIU Edwardsville Cougars

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APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TN – Unable to carry the momentum from the previous match, APSU women’s tennis team dropped its Ohio Valley Conference home opener against SIU Edwardsville, 6-1, Friday.

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

Austin Peay State University’s lone point on the afternoon came at the No. 1 singles position, where freshman Lidia Yanes Garcia earned a three-set victory over Lexi Aranda, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

The win moves the newcomer to 7-2 overall in 2016, all coming at the top spot in the order.

The Cougars (10-4) got off to a hot start by winning two of three doubles matches, with the third between Claudia Yanes Garcia and Brittney Covington vs. Sierra Halverson and Ann-Christine Link going unfinished. At No. 1, Mia Frogner and Madeline Hill knocked off Lidia and Helena Kuppig, 6-4, while Aranda and Morgan Steffes defeated Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic, 6-0.

SIUE cruised in singles play over the Govs (2-7), beginning with Frogner handing Claudia just her second loss of the season, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 3, Hill overcame Kuppig, 6-2, 6-0, followed by victories for Monique Krutak over Tatlock, 6-2, 6-0, Link over Covington, 6-3, 7-6(1) and McKenzie Thomas over Jovanovic, 6-1, 6-3.

Austin Peay wraps up its homestand Saturday against Eastern Illinois, with first serve scheduled for 10:00am, at the Foy Fitness Center Courts.

Box Score

Singles

1. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Lexi Aranda (SIUE) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

2. Mia Frogner (SIUE) def. Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) 6-4, 6-4

3. Madeline Hill (SIUE) def. Helena Kuppig (APSU) 6-2, 6-0

4. Monique Krutak (SIUE) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) def. Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-3, 7-6

6. McKenzie Thomas (SIUE) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles

1. Mia Frogner/Madeline Hill (SIUE) def. Lidia Yanes Garcia/Helena Kuppig (APSU) 6-4

2. Claudia Yanes Garcia/Brittney Covington (APSU) vs. Sierra Halverson/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 4-5, unfinished

3. Lexi Aranda/Morgan Steffes (SIUE) def. Hannah Tatlock/Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-0

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