CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Behind a strong showing from No. 1 player Alison Carre, Austin Peay State University women's tennis team knocked off Northern Iowa, 6-1, to secure back-to-back victories for the first time in 2013.
Carre took the Panthers Phoebe Walker to task, defeating the senior 6-1, 6-0 for her sixth victory in the last seven matches. Carre and sophomore Vanessa Tavares took the No. 2 doubles match, 8-2, over Chelsea Moore and Jessica King.
"We're working and competing very hard right now," said head coach Ross Brown. "Alison has done a great job for us at number one the last few matches."
Junior Andra Cornea was the only Lady Gov pushed to a third set at the Austin Peay Tennis Courts. She overcame a rough second set to defeat Moore 6-4, 2-6, 10-2 at No. 3 singles. Tavares defeated Jessica King 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, her third win in the last four matches.
"Andra has really put it together the last couple of matches," Brown said. "Going forward in our conference schedule, I believe this was a real plus for our women. Jovana (Karac) has picked up her play the last few matches; it's very important to get good production from her."
The Lady Govs hit the road for just the second time in March when they travel to SIU Edwardsville (March 23) and Eastern Illinois (March 24) for a pair of weekend matches.