Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information
Courtesy: APSU Sports Information
MARTIN, Tenn.- Austin Peay State University women's tennis dropped a 4-3 match at UT Martin, Sunday, to cap a weekend of Ohio Valley Conference play.
It was the Lady Govs first OVC loss after picking up a 6-1 win, Saturday, against Southeast Missouri. Austin Peay fell to 5-11 overall with a 2-1 OVC mark while UT Martin improved to 4-8 overall with a 3-0 league record.
While the Lady Govs fell one match shy of their third OVC win, senior Vanja Tomic worked her season-long win streak to 14 consecutive matches with a straight-set win against UTM's Jodie Tiley. For Tomic, it was her 40th career win at No. 1 singles and even more remarkable as she avenged a straight-set loss to Tiley, last season.
Austin Peay's Ornella Di Salvo won a super tiebreaker to the match at No. 2 singles, handing UTM's Johanie Van Zyl her eight consecutive loss at the position. It was third OVC win at No. 2 singles and she has now won four of her last five matches. Alison Carre also picked up a straight-set win against Anna Winklemann at No. 3 singles.
In doubles, Di Salvo and Andra Cornea earned the Lady Govs only win at No.2, defeated Anna Marie Herbold and Alice Lang. The Lady Govs lost 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.
UT Martin 4, Austin Peay 3
1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSUW) def. Jodie Tiley (UTM) 6-0, 6-4
2. Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Johanie Van Zyl (UTM) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
3. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. Anna Winklemann (UTM) 7-5, 6-2
4. Ivon Simic (UTM) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 6-4, 7-5
5. Ana Marie Herbold (UTM) def. KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Alice Laing (UTM) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa (APSUW) 6-2, 6-2
1. Ivon Simic/Jodie Tiley (UTM) def. TOMIC, Vanja/CARRE, Alison (APSUW) 8-6
2. CORNEA, Andra/Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Anna Marie Herbold/Alice Laing (UTM) 8-2
3. Katie McCall/Johanie Van Zyl (UTM) def. TAVAREZ, Vanessa/KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) 8-3