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APSU Women’s Tennis player Lidia Yanes Garcia earns second OVC Player of the Week award

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APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TNLidia Yanes Garcia, of the Austin Peay State University women’s team, nabbed her second adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Tennis Player of the Week award this season, as announced by the league office, Wednesday.

Yanes Garcia shares the award this week with Jacksonville State’s Genevie Ulanday. Yanes Garcia had a stellar week, going unbeaten while winning two No. 2 doubles matches and two No. 1 singles matches.

APSU Tennis - Lidia Yanes Garcia

Against the two-time defending OVC champions SIU Edwardsville, Yanes Garcia teamed with twin sister Claudia to win at No. 2 doubles while easily dispatching of SIUE’s Lara Tupper at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-1). Yanes Garcia won at No. 2 doubles against Eastern Illinois and then defeated the reigning OVC Player of the Week, Stella Cliffe, at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-4).

Yanes Garcia is an incredible 15-0 in matches played at No. 1 singles this season. Yanes Garcia has only lost one set in her fifteen matches at No. 1 singles this season. Yanes Garcia has also performed well in doubles this season. Mainly teaming with a new partner in Fabienne Schmidt, the duo is 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Overall, Yanes Garcia has played with three different partners this spring in doubles, going 11-4 overall, mainly at the No. 1 position.

“I am pleased with Lidia’s performance this spring,” stated Governors head coach Ross Brown. “She’s done an outstanding job this year and continues to improve. I think she is going to lead this team as we go into the conference tournament.”

“Lidia has been playing so confident this year,” said Governors assistant coach Maria Sorbello. “She is trying new things to improve her game and we are all very proud of her.”

The Govs have one more regular season match, at Eastern Kentucky, 9:00am, Friday before beginning OVC Tournament play the following week.


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