CLARKSVILLE, Tenn - Austin Peay women's tennis team opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 5-2 win against SIU Edwardsville, Saturday.
The Lady Govs the top two doubles matches, setting the stage for a strong performance on the singles side to wrap it up.
Senior Vanja Tomic and Alison Carre won 8-3 at No. 1 doubles, while also earning wins on the singles side. Sophomore Andra Cornea and freshman Ornella Di Salvo won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Tomic won her 11th-straight match at No. 1 singles, which has her six matches away from tying her consecutive wins streak set in 2010. Carre earned her singles win at No. 3. Austin Peay also got straight-set wins from Di Salvo and Cornea.
The Lady Govs continue a difficult schedule with a Tuesday match at Middle Tennessee before returning to OVC play, Saturday, at Southeast Missouri.
Austin Peay 5, SIU Edwardsville 2
1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSUW) def. DONNER, Kali (SIUE) 6-1, 6-1
2. Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. CONNORS, Carli (SIUE) 6-3, 6-0
3. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. WEBB, Rachel (SIUE) 6-2, 6-3
4. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. ILCEWICZ, Haley (SIUE) 6-1, 6-1
5. HORNING, Laura (SIUE) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa (APSUW) 0-1, retired
6. RAYMOND, Lindsey (SIUE) def. KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) 8-5
1. TOMIC, Vanja/CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. CONNORS, Carli/HORNING, Laura (SIUE) 8-3
2. CORNEA, Andra/Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. MILLER, Amanda/DONNER, Kali (SIUE) 8-3
3. RAYMOND, Lindsey/CORKERN, Joanna (SIUE) def. KARAK, Jovana/TAVAREZ, Vanessa (APSUW) 8-6