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APSU Women’s Tennis doubles Fabienne Schmidt, Danielle Morris take down #5 seed at ITA Ohio Valley Regional


APSU Women's TennisMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis doubles duo of Fabienne Schmidt and Danielle Morris highlighted day one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regional for the Governors, knocking off the fifth- ranked doubles pair in their second match of the day, Friday, at the Adams Tennis Complex.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis to continue play at ITA Ohio Valley Regional, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis to continue play at ITA Ohio Valley Regional, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Schmidt and Morris kicked off the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals by knocking off Wright States’ Milano/Pelayo, 8-7(7), in the first round of the Doubles Main Draw.

In the second round,  Schmidt and Morris knocked off the fifth-seeded duo of Tennessee Volunteers, Mertina/Ball, 8-2. Schmidt and Morris will look to keep things going in the third round tomorrow, against the duo of Campbell/Pratt from UT Martin. Ana Albertson and Aleks Topalovic lost their first round match in the Doubles Main Draw to Middle Tennessee’s Bur/Herrero, 8-5.

In the Main Singles Draw, Austin Peay State University’s Morris was the only Governor to advance to the second round, beating Louisville’s Dine Chaika. Schmidt, Albertson, and Martina Paladini Jennings all dropped close matches in the opening round of the Main Singles Draw.

In Flight B Singles action, Topalovic won both of her singles matches to kick off her tournament. Topalovic knocked off Chattanooga’s Grace Anne Dunavant, 6-4 7-5, and Memphis’ Claire Sullivan, 4-6 6-2 7-6(4). Topalovic’s tournament continues with a Friday matchup against Xavier’s Natalie Moyer.

The Governors will be back in action Friday morning with day two of the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.

APSU Govs Day One Results

Doubles Main Draw

Fabienne Schmidt/Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Milano/Pelayo (Wright State) 8-7(7)

Bur/Herrero (MTSU) def. Albertson/Topalovic (APSU) 8-5

Fabienne Schmidt/Danielle Morris (APSU) def. (5) Mertina/Ball (Tennessee) 8-2

Main Singles Draw

Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Dina Chaika (Louisville) 6-1 6-1

Zala Dovnik (Purdue) def. Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) 6-4 6-4

Lexi Kubas (Indiana) def. Ana Albertson (APSU) 6-4 6-2

Xiaowei Hu (Indiana) def. Martina Paladini-Jennings 6-3 7-6(3)

B Flight Singles

Aleks Topalovic (APSU) def. Grace Anne Dunavant (UTC) 6-4 7-5

Aleks Topalovic (APSU) def. (5) Claire Sullivan (Memphis) 4-6 6-2 7-6(4)


APSU Govs Day Two Matchups

Doubles Main Draw

Fabienne Schmidt/Danielle Morris (APSU) vs. Campbell/Pratt (UT Martin)

Main Singles Draw

Danielle Morris (APSU) vs. (5) Ena Babic (Purdue)

B Flight Singles

Aleks Topalovic (APSU) vs. (9)  Natalie Moyer (Xavier)




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