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Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis travels to IUPUI, Wednesday


APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TN – After playing three matches in three days a week ago, Austin Peay State University women’s tennis will play just once this week, when they travel to Indianapolis for a 3:00pm, Friday, February 28th, 2020 match against IUPUI to wrap up the non-conference schedule.

Austin Peay State University Women's Tennis finishes non-conference play at IUPUI, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis finishes non-conference play at IUPUI, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Through the first eleven matches of the season, the Governors have been led in doubles play by their No. 3 pairing of Ana Albertson and Sarah Heckel.

The senior-freshman duo has played to an 8-2 record this spring, including wins in each of their last two matches.

Fabienne Schmidt and Aleks Topalovic have been the APSU Govs No. 2 doubles duo this spring, and they have posted a 7-2 record this spring. Schmidt and Topalovic’s seven doubles wins is the second best mark on the team. The Governors No. 1 doubles pairing has been Danielle Morris and Jana Leder each time out this spring, and they have played to a 6-4 record.

In singles play, Leder leads the Governors with ten wins this spring while playing on the No, 3 line. The German freshman won the first nine singles matches of her Austin Peay State Univeristy career, before finally dropping a match last time out against Middle Tennessee.

Schmidt and Morris have manned the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions for the Governors, with each posting eight wins already this spring. Sophmore Martina Paladini-Jennings owns the longest singles winning streak for the APSU Govs, having won back-to-back matches while playing in the No. 4 position. Paladini-Jennings has seven times this spring, which is good for the third best mark on the team.

Topalovic has played on both the No. 4 and No. 5 lines this spring, racking up a total of five wins. Freshman Sarah Heckel has split time between the No. 5 and No. 6 positions for the Governors, and has posted a 6-3 record this spring. Finally, Albertson has played exclusively in the No. 6 singles position this spring and has recorded four wins in the process.

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Last Meeting: The Governors beat the Jaguars, 7-0, at the Governors Tennis Center on February 15th, 2019.

It was a slow start to the season for IUPUI, dropping their first nine matches of the season. But the Jaguars picked up a win last time out, dispatching OVC-foe Tennessee State, 6-1, in Nashville. Austin Peay State University and IUPUI do not have any common opponents at this point in the season, but the Jaguars did fall to Murray State, 7-0, in their fifth match of the season.


Up Next For Austin Peay State University

The Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will kick off Ohio Valley Conference play with a trip to the Music City, for a 9:00am, March 10th, match against Tennessee State. After the Governors take on the Tigers, they will host their first home-conference match of the season, when they play a 10:00am, March 20th, match against Jacksonville State.




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