CARBONDALE, Ill. - The early season struggles continued for Austin Peay State University women's tennis team, Friday, against Southern Illinois. The Lady Govs were shutout, 7-0, for the third time in five matches this season.
Austin Peay (0-5) couldn't overcome a veteran Saluki squad that returned every athlete from last season's third-place Missouri Valley Conference team finish. Southern Illinois (5-1) took each match in straight sets from the Lady Govs.
Sophomores Alison Carre and Vanessa Tavares fought valiantly in doubles, but fell to Korey Love and Anita Lee, 8-7. Junior Andra Cornea was the only Lady Gov to force a tiebreaker in singles, falling to Natasha Tomishima 6-2, 7-6 in No. 3 singles.
The Lady Govs return to the court tomorrow at the Austin Peay Tennis Center, where they host Division II foe Southern Indiana at 2:30 p.m.
|1. Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. CARRE, Alison (APSU) 6-0, 6-2|
|2. Anita Lee (SIU) def. DI SALVO, Ornella (APSU) 6-2, 6-4|
|3. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSU) 6-2, 7-6 (4-0)|
|4. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. TAVARES, Vanessa (APSU) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. KARAC, Jovana (APSU) 6-3, 6-0|
|6. Korey Love (SIU) def. COVINGTON, Julie (APSU) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Melanie Delsart/Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. DI SALVO, Ornella/CORNEA, Andra (APSU) 8-1|
|2. Korey Love/Anita Lee (SIU) def. TAVARES, Vanessa/CARRE, Alison (APSU) 8-7|
|3. Jennifer Dien/Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. COVINGTON, Julie/KARAC, Jovana (APSU) 8-1|
|Austin Peay 0-5|
|Southern Illinois 5-1|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,3,6,4,5)|