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Austin Peay’s Lidia Yanes Garcia named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team sophomore Lidia Yanes Garcia has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

The Governors No. 1 enjoyed a sterling start to the Ohio Valley Conference season, going 2-0 to open league play against Tennessee State and Belmont, winning in straight sets against the Tigers Ani Popiashvili (6-2, 6-1) and the Bruins Laura Kent (6-3, 7-5). She teamed with Isabela Jovanovic for a 6-3 doubles win against Belmont’s Maddie Gilley and Abbie Mather as well.

Austin Peay's Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

For her efforts, Yanes Garcia took home her season’s first adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honor.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Wednesday during the academic year.

Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:

  • Senior first baseman Dre Gleason, of the baseball team, hit .500, scored four runs and drove in two during the three-game Battle of the Border series against Murray State.
  • Junior Hunter Tidwell, of the men’s golf team, finished fourth with a six-under par 210 (71-71-68) at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville. The Alcoa native led the tournament in par-3 (2.83/hole) and par-5 (4.25/hole) scoring, knocking down a tournament-high 15 birdies. His final-round 68 was the best by a Governor over the final 18 holes in 2016-17.
  • Sophomore Christina White and freshman Jenna Panning, of the beach volleyball team, went 3-1 as a duo at the first-ever Governors Beach Duals, defeating UT Martin (21-17, 21-13), Missouri Baptist (20-22, 21-18, 15-13) and Carson-Newman (21-9, 16-21, 15-8).

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