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Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis gets 5-2 home win over Western Kentucky

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 10:11 pm In Sports | No Comments

APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TN – After dropping the season opener, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis has reeled off three-straight wins, after knocking off Western Kentucky, 5-2, Saturday in the Governors Tennis Center.

Austin Peay State University beats Western Kentucky 5-2 at the Governors Tennis Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University beats Western Kentucky 5-2 at the Governors Tennis Center. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors got things started with a strong effort in doubles play, winning the first two matches to claim the doubles point.

The Govs No. 1 duo, of Danielle Morris [1] and Jana Leder [2] dispatched the Hilltoppers No.1 pairing in impressive fashion to give Austin Peay State University an early advantage.

Playing as the No.3 doubles pairing for the Govs, Ana Albertson [3] and Sarah Heckel [4] improved to 2-0 on the season as a tandem, and clinched the doubles point for Austin Peay State University.

The APSU Govs No.2 pairing of Fabienne Schmidt [5] and Aleks Topalovic [6] led their match 5-4, but it was left unfinished after the Governors clinched the doubles point.

In singles play, the Governors top-three players made quick work of winning three points and claiming the match. Playing as the No. 2 and No. 3, Morris and Leder made quick work of the Hilltoppers in their singles matches, as they finished up first to give the Governors a 3-1 advantage.

Then it was the Govs No. 1 singles player who clinched the match, as Schmidt knocked off the Hilltoppers No. 1 to pick up match clinching point. Just for good measure, Martina Paladini-Jennings [7] picked up a fifth point for the Governors while playing as the No. 4 in singles action.

Western Kentucky was able to salvage a few points in singles play, as the Hilltopper’s No. 5 and No. 6 knocked off Topalovic and Heckel, picking up two points for the match. But it was too little, too late, as the Governors picked up a 5-2 victory.

For Austin Peay State University, Schmidt and Leder each improved to 4-0 this spring in singles play. Dating back to the fall season, Schmidt is on a six match winning streak in singles action. Paladini-Jennings also picked up third straight singles win, improving to 3-1 this spring.

Western Kentucky Results


Danielle Morris [1]/Jana Leder [2] (APSU) def. Cora-Lynn von Dungern/Lisa Friess (WKU) 6-2

Fabienne Schmidt [5]/Aleks Topalovic [6] (APSU) def. Laura Bernardos/Tristen Bryant-Otake (WKU) 5-4

Sarah Heckel [4]/Ana Albertson [3] (APSU) def. Lucia Diaz Saez/Lauren Joch (WKU) 6-2


Fabienne Schmidt [5] (APSU) def. Cora-Lynn von Dungern (WKU) 6-3, 6-2

Danielle Morris [1] (APSU) def. Tristen Bryant-Otake (WKU) 6-1, 6-2

Jana Leder [2] (APSU) def. Lauren Joch (WKU) 6-2, 6-1

Martina Paladini-Jennings [7] (APSU) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-5

Lisa Friess (WKU) def. Aleks Topalovic [6] (APSU) 7-6 (3), 6-4

Lucia Diaz Saez (WKU) def. Sarah Heckel [4] (APSU) 6-2, 6-3

Next Up For Austin Peay State University

The Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will hit the road next weekend for a pair of matches in Dayton, Ohio. First the APSU Govs will take on the Flyers of Dayton in a 7:00pm, Friday match. Then a 2:30pm, Saturday match against Wright State will conclude a brief two-match road trip.

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