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APSU Women’s Tennis gets 6-1 win over Western Kentucky

APSU Women's TennisBowling Green, KY – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) head women’s tennis coach Maria Sorbello Morrison earned her first-career coaching victory, as the Governors earned a 6-1 victory against Western Kentucky, Thursday, at the Warren County Tennis Complex.

Austin Peay (1-1) jumped out to an early lead after securing its first doubles point of the early season.

Jana Leder and Melody Hefti earned their first victory together this spring with a 6-1 win on the No. 1 doubles line. After Western Kentucky (3-2) answered with a 6-2 win against APSU’s freshman pairing of Lucy Lascheck and Sophia Baranov on the No. 3 line, sophomores Denise Torrealba and Yu-Hua Cheng clinched the doubles point for the APSU Govs with an extended, 7-6 (1) victory against WKU’s Sofia Blanco and Rachel Hermanova.

Austin Peay State University earned five straight-set wins in singles play.

Hefti earned the second win of her freshman campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 win from the No. 3 court, while Barnov picked up her first win of the season with a 6-0, 6-0, double bagel victory against WKU’s Mariana Zegada on the No. 5 position.

After Leder earned her second singles win in as many matches, Torrealba secured the win for APSU after defeating Hernandez in back-to-back 6-2 sets.

With the win already in hand, the Hilltoppers earned their lone point of the afternoon with victory on the No. 6 court, followed by Cheng’s first singles win from the No. 4 position.

Results vs. Western Kentucky


  1. Jana Leder / Melody Hefti (APSU) def. Sayda Hernandez/Sunskrithi Damera (WKU), 6-1
  2. Denise Torrealba / Yu-Hua Cheng (APSU) def. Sofia Blanco/Rachel Hermanova (WKU), 7-6 (1)
  3. Samantha Martinez/Mariana Zegada (WKU)def. Sophia Baranov / Lucy Lascheck (APSU), 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2*


  1. Denise Torrealba (APSU) def. Sayda Hernandez (WKU) 6-2, 6-2
  2. Jana Leder (APSU) def. Rachel Hermanova (WKU) 6-2, 6-4
  3. Melody Hefti (APSU) def. Sofia Blanco (WKU) 6-1, 6-0
  4. Yu-Hua Cheng (APSU) def. Sunskrithi Damera (WKU) 6-1, 6-3
  5. Sophia Baranov (APSU) def. Mariana Zegada (WKU) 6-0, 6-0
  6. Samantha Martinez (WKU) def. Asia Fontana (APSU), 7-5, 6-1

Order of Finish: 3, 5, 2, 1*, 6, 4

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Next Up For APSU Women’s Tennis

The Austin Peay State University women’s tennis prepares for a quick turnaround when it faces Belmont in a Friday 2:00pm match at the Evansville Tennis Center in Evansville, Indiana.


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