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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tennis beats Tennessee State Tigers

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team pulled off its first sweep of the 2016 season, cruising over Tennessee State 7-0, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

The Lady Govs (5-9, 4-4 OVC) entered the weekend seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, so each victory from this point forward is key.

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

Meanwhile, the Tigers (5-8, 1-6 OVC) are currently ninth in the ranks.

Austin Peay opened the contest with back-to-back wins in doubles play, led by Lidia Yanes Garcia and Helena Kuppig topping Abhilasha Vishwanath and Pragti Natraj, 6-2.

No. 2s Claudia Yanes Garcia and Brittney Covington pitched a shutout against Taylor Patterson and Phoenix Gandy, 6-0, to clinch the point, while the No. 3 match between Isabela Jovanovic/Hannah Tatlock and Phyllicia Hemphill/Ani Poplashuili was unfinished.

In singles, the twin sisters opened with one-sided victories – Lidia defeated Poplashuili, 6-2, 6-1, and Claudia beat Natraj, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3, Helena Kuppig was victorious over Gandy, 6-3, 6-1, while Hannah Tatlock got the better of Vishwanath, 7-5, 6-1.

Sophomore Brittney Covington returned to winning ways at the No. 5 slot, earning a 6-3, 6-1 nod over Patterson. Finally, Jovanovic won in dominant fashion over Hemphill, 6-1, 6-1.

Austin Peay concludes its home slate 10:00am, Saturday against Belmont.

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