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APSU Women’s Tennis defeats Southeast Missouri 7-0

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APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TNTatiana Lopez and Honoka Nakanishi won their program-record 10th straight doubles match, leading the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis team to a win, 7-0, over Southeast Missouri, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis beat Southeast Missouri Friday to remain undefeated. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis beat Southeast Missouri Friday to remain undefeated. (APSU Sports Information)

Despite Lopez and Nakanishi winning 6-3 at No. 1 doubles to claim the record, the Governors (15-0, 3-0 OVC) needed a great display of clutch tennis to take the doubles point.

The Redhawks (8-7, 1-2 OVC) fought back with a win at No. 3 doubles, before Lidia Yanes Garcia and Claudia Yanes Garcia won a tiebreaker, 8-6, to win at No. 2 doubles and give the Govs a 1-0 lead.

In singles, the Govs were continuing to be tested. Lidia Yanes Garcia easily won the first set of her match at No. 2 singles, but the Redhawks players were battling hard at the No. 1, 3, and 4 spots. Claudia Yanes Garcia was down multiple games twice, but came back to even her first set up at 5-5 at the No. 1 position. At No. 3 singles, it was quite the opposite for Lopez. Lopez, who led 3-0 and 5-3, saw her opponent come back twice to force a tiebreaker.

Fabienne Schmidt also saw her opponent fight back from being down multiple games, but won the second set 6-4 after holding serve while up 5-4. Claudia broke her opponent for the third time in the opening set and held on to win 7-5, before Lopez ended her marathon first-set with a clutch tiebreak win, meaning the Govs were a set up in all four singles matches being played.

There was no drama in Lidia’s second set, with the senior taking it 6-2, to put the Govs up 2-0. Lopez got off to a quick lead in the second and this time put the foot down, also winning her second set 6-2 to put the Govs up 3-0.

Claudia was down 4-1 in the second set and just like in the first set, rallied from behind to win, 7-5, and claim the win for the Govs. The 7-5, 7-5 victory keeps her now 14-match dual singles winning streak alive (15 overall), tied for fourth all-time with Caroline Weikard.

Schmidt lost the second set of her match at the No. 4 spot, but rebounded in the super tiebreaker in the third set, taking it, 10-5, to claim another Govs victory on the day. Helena Kuppig also won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, to win her 11th straight singles match. Danielle Morris won at No. 6 singles as well by default. She was up 5-4 in the first set before her opponent retired.

The Govs host UT Martin, at 2:00pm, tomorrow. The match is scheduled to be played outdoors, but could be played indoors. Check @AustinPeayWTN for any schedule changes.


Box Score

Austin Peay 7, Southeast Missouri 0


1. Honoka Nakanishi/Tatiana Lopez (APSU) def. SINHA, Sneha/ZONOVA, Kseniya (SEMO) 6-3

2. Lidia Yanes Garcia/Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. VELKOSKA, Teona/KRUPA, Isabella (SEMO) 7-6 (8-6)

3. BARRIGA, Manuela/TARAJOVA, Romana (SEMO) def. Fabienne Schmidt/Danielle Morris (APSU) 6-3


1. Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. TARAJOVA, Romana (SEMO) 7-5, 7-5

2. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. ZONOVA, Kseniya (SEMO) 6-3, 6-2

3. Tatiana Lopez (APSU) def. KRUPA, Isabella (SEMO) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

4. Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) def. EMELIE, Anais (SEMO) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)

5. Helena Kuppig (APSU) def. VELKOSKA, Teona (SEMO) 6-0, 6-2

6. Danielle Morris (APSU) def. SINHA, Sneha (SEMO) 5-4, retired

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6)


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