CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Despite taking the doubles point to open play against Lindsey Wilson College, Sunday, Austin Peay State University women's tennis team struggled in singles play and ultimately fell to the visitors, 4-3, at the Austin Peay Tennis Center.
The match started promisingly for the Lady Govs, with the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles pairs securing the doubles win. Sophomore Ornella Di Salvo and junior Andra Cornea won the No. 1 match, 8-1, over Slavica Milanovic and Sarah Bernos, while sophomores Alison Carre and Vanessa Tavares made quick work of Rocio Cardo and Laura Vergara, 8-1, in No. 2 action.
Tavares won her third straight match at No. 4 singles later in the day, a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Bernos. She leads the Lady Govs with three singles victories during dual action in 2013.
Carre also took the No. 1 singles point, defeating Milanovic 6-0, 6-4. Cornea and sophomore Jovana Karac pushed their opponents to a third set, but neither could come away with the point to give Austin Peay the victory.
The Lady Govs will have to put this loss behind them in a hurry, with a visit from in-state rival Lipscomb, 2 p.m., Tuesday.
|1. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. Milanovic, Slavica (LWC) 6-0, 6-4|
|2. Galvis, Alajandra (LWC) def. DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) 6-1, 6-4|
|3. Vergara, Laura (LWC) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|4. TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) def. Bernos, Sarah (LWC) 7-6, 6-0|
|5. Gaprindashvili, Anna (LWC) def. KARAC, Jovana (APSUW) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0|
|6. Gerlakh, Diana (LWC) def. KUBEK, Mary Theresa (APSUW) 6-2, 6-1|
|1. DI SALVO, Ornella/CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Milanovic, Slavica/Bernos, Sarah (LWC) 8-1|
|2. CARRE, Alison/TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) def. Vergara, Laura/Cardo, Rocio (LWC) 8-1|
|3. Galvis, Alajandra/Gaprindashvili, Anna (LWC) def. KARAC, Jovana/COVINGTON, Julie (APSUW) 8-3|
|Lindsey Wilson 3-2|
|Austin Peay 1-6|