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APSU Women’s Tennis starts slow, rallies for 4-1 win over North Alabama

APSU Women's TennisFlorence, AL – After dropping the doubles point, Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis bounced back to win four-straight singles match and wrap up a perfect 2-0 weekend by beating North Alabama, 4-1, Saturday at the UNA Varsity Tennis Courts.

Austin Peay State University Women's Tennis takes down North Alabama 4-1, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis takes down North Alabama 4-1, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (4-1) took the early advantage in doubles play, with Fabienne Schmidt and Danielle Morris winning the No. 1 match to pick up their fifth-straight win as a duo to start the season.

But North Alabama would picked up a win over Jana Leder and Aleks Topalovic in the No. 2 doubles match, before beating Ana Albertson and Honoka Nakanishi in the No. 3 match to claim the doubles point.

Trailing 1-0 at the start of singles action, Schmidt wasted no time evening the score and quickly picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win in the No. 1 singles tilt to tie the match at one. Then in the No. 5 singles match, Topalovic bounced back from a loss in doubles play to pick up a win and put the Govs in front, 2-1.

The No. 2 singles match was the next off the court and Morris picked up her second-straight win to stretch the Austin Peay advantage to 3-1 in the match. Finally, Leder picked up the match-clinching point for the Governors with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over North Alabama’s Megan Humphrey’s on the No. 3 singles line.  

With the win in hand for the Govs, the No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches were left unfinished. Martina Paladini-Jennings split the first two sets of the No. 4 match and trailed 1-0 early in the third set. Albertson had dropped the first set of the No. 6 match in a tiebreaker, before bouncing back to win the second set 6-2.



1. Fabienne Schmidt/Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Payton Andrews/Megan Humphreys (UNA) 6-3

2.  Sydney Flesch/Kalais Going (UNA) def. Jana Leder/Aleks Topalovic (APSU) 6-3

3. Nina Linke/Lee-Taylor Bishop (UNA) def. Ana Albertson/ Honoka Nakanishi (APSU) 7-5

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3*




1. Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) def. Payton Andrews (UNA) 6-2, 6-3

2. Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Sydney Flesch (UNA) 6-3, 6-4

3. Jana Leder (APSU) def. Megan Humphreys (UNA) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

4. Martina Paladini-Jennings (APSU)  vs. Nina Linke (UNA) 6-2, 4-6, 1-1 unfinished

5. Aleks Topalovic (APSU) def. Ida Hasselbalch (UNA) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

6. Ana Albertson (APSU) vs. Nicole Reilly (UNA) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2 unfinished

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 3*

Next Up For APSU Women’s Tennis

Austin Peay will wrap up non-conference action when it hosts Western Kentucky for a noon, March 12th match at the Governors Tennis Courts. The Govs will then kick off Ohio Valley Conference play when they travel to the Music City for a Saturday, March 20th match against Tennessee State.

In the time of COVID-19 Coronavirus, there is always a chance that a match will be postponed or not come to fruition. For news, scheduling changes, and match-time updates, be sure to check back at LetsGoPeay.com or follow the Governors women’s tennis Twitter (@AustinPeayWTN).


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