Martin, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team advanced to the first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Championship match by beating UT Martin, 3-2, in the OVC Tournament semifinals, Friday, at the Skyhawk Beach Volleyball Complex.
The No. 4 seeded Governors are the first team to secure a spot in the OVC title match, which is set to be played at noon, Saturday, at UT Martin. APSU will play the winner of UT Martin and Morehead State/Jacksonville State in the championship match, the Skyhawks and Eagles/Gamecocks will play a 10:00am, Saturday match to determine who squares off with the Govs.
The No. 4 pairing was the first to go final, with the combo of Caroline Waite and Erin Eisenhart winning in two sets against the Skyhawks to give the Govs a 1-0 lead. However, UT Martin fought back and was able to pick up wins in the No. 5 and No. 3 pairings to take a 2-1 lead with just two matches left to play.
To stay up to date with the Govs and the rest of the OVC Beach Volleyball Championship, visit the tournament’s homepage or check back at LetsGoPeay.com. For scores, news, and schedule updates, follow APSU Beach Volleyball on Twitter (@AustinPeayBVB).
No. 4 seed Austin Peay def. No. 3 seed UT Martin, 3-2
No. 5: Baillie Kearns/Kambree Lucas (UTM) def. Mimi Arrington/Claire Darland (APSU), 21-16, 14-21, 15-10
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2