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Nashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team fell to Eastern Illinois 4-0, Friday, in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference at the Centennial SportsPlex, ending its season.
The Govs finish the year with an overall record of 7-10, their highest win total since 2013. In that same season, APSU also lost to EIU in the first round, 4-0.Having lost to the Panthers earlier in the season, Austin Peay knew the doubles point would be important to have success.
However, Eastern Illinois once again claimed the point en route to a opening round victory. EIU’s Srishti Slaria and Katie Stadalninkaite began the day by defeated Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic at No. 3, 6-1.
APSU answered at No. 2, with Claudia Yanes Garcia and Brittney Covington knocking off Ali Foster and Kelly Iden, 6-4. But the Panthers would clinch soon after despite a hard-fought effort by the Govs – Hannah Kimbrough and Grace Summers defeated Lidia Yanes Garcia and Helena Kuppig, 7-5.
EIU needed three singles victories to seal the win, and did so beginning with Slarvia topping Tatlock, 6-0, 6-1. To follow, Summers defeated Kuppig, 6-3, 6-1, and Kimbrough bested Covington, 6-0, 6-2. The remaining matches featuring Lidia, Claudia and Jovanovic were unfinished.
1. IDEN, Kelly (EIUW) vs. YANES GARCIA, Lidia (APSU) 6-2, unfinished
2. FOSTER, Ali (EIUW) vs. YANES GARCIA, Claudi (APSU) 4-6, unfinished
3. SUMMERS, Grace (EIUW) def. KUPPIG, Helena (APSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. SLARIA, Srishta (EIUW) def. TATLOCK, Hannah (APSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. KIMBROUGH, Hannah (EIUW) def. COVINGTON, Brittney (APSU) 6-0, 6-2
6. CARPENTER, Abby (EIUW) vs. JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSU) unfinished
1. KIMBROUGH, Hannah/SUMMERS, Grace (EIUW) def. YANES GARCIA, Lidia/KUPPIG, Helena (APSU) 7-5
2. YANES GARCIA, Claudi/COVINGTON, Brittney (APSU) def. FOSTER, Ali/IDEN, Kelly (EIUW) 6-4
3. STADALNINKAITE, K./SLARIA, Srishta (EIUW) def. JOVANOVIC, Isabela/TATLOCK, Hannah (APSU) 6-1