Indianapolis, IN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis will enter the Ohio Valley Conference season on a high note, as the Governors wrapped up the non-conference slate with a 7-0 sweep of IUPUI, Thursday, at the West Indy Racquet Club.
Once again it was the Governors No.3 doubles pairing that led the way, as Ana Albertson and Sarah Heckel were the first match on the board, picking up their team-leading ninth win as a duo this spring.
With the APSU Govs needing just one more doubles win to claim the doubles point, Fabienne Schmidt and Martina Paladini-Jennings came through, posting a win in the No. 2 position to clinch the doubles point. Schmidt and Paladini-Jennings improved to 3-0 this spring when they are paired together in doubles action.
In singles action, the No. 3 match was the first to go final, as Leder was winning in straight sets when her opponent withdrew from the match. Leder improved to 10-1 in singles play this spring and is the first Governor to record double-digit singles wins.
The No. 4 singles match was the next on the board, as Paladini-Jennings picked up her eighth win of the spring to put the Governors a point away from claiming the match.
Heckel picked up the match-clinching point for the Govs, positing a win on the No. 5 line as the German freshman improved to 5-0 when playing in the No. 5 position this spring.
With the match already in hand, the Governors did not let up, as Schmidt posted another convincing win for Austin Peay State University in the No. 1 match-up. Then Morris gave the Governors a 6-0 advantage, winning the tightest match of the day in the No. 2 position.
Finally, the Governors lone senior capped off the sweep of IUPUI, as Albertson posted her fifth win of the spring in the No. 6 position. The Govs wrapped up the non-conference slate with a 9-3 record, that included six 7-0 sweeps.
Order of Finish: 3, 2*
Fabienne Schmidt (ASPU) def. Gabrielle Ochalik (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-3
Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Krystal Grubb (IUPUI) 7-5, 6-4
Jana Leder (APSU) def. Christina Stankovic (IUPUI) 6-0, 3-0, retired
Martina Paladini-Jennings (APSU) def. Sarah Lounsbury (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-1
Sarah Heckel (APSU) def. Samantha Hayward (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-2
Ana Albertson (APSU) def. Marta Krakowski (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 5*, 1, 2, 6
Up Next For APSU Women’s Tennis
The Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will kick off Ohio Valley Conference play with a trip to the Music City, when the Govs play a 9:00am, March 10th, match against Tennessee State.
Then the Governors will return home to square off with Jacksonville State in a 10:00am, March 20th, match at the Governors Tennis Center.