CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Austin Peay State University women's tennis team had opportunities but could not overcome Lipscomb, falling 4-3 at the Governors Tennis Center, Tuesday.
The Lady Govs got off to a good start, winning the doubles point for the third match in a row. Sophomore Ornella Di Salvo and junior Andra Cornea defeated Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck, 8-5, in No. 1 singles, while sophomores Alison Carre and Vanessa Tavares defeated Alyssa Bellini and Lorena Djuknic, 8-4, for the point.
Austin Peay took the top two singles matches as well. Carre defeated Welcher (6-3, 6-2) in No. 1, while Di Salvo knocked off Kromer (6-2, 6-1) in No. 2.
Cornea battled Djuknic in a three-set match, falling 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 in No. 3 singles. Tavares lost the first set to Bellini in No. 4 singles, but was forced to retire.
The Lady Govs hit the road for the first time in two weeks when face Northern Kentucky, 11 a.m., Saturday in Highland Heights, Ky.
|1. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. Deahna Welcher (LIPW) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. DI SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Melissa Kromer (LIPW) 6-2, 6-1|
|3. Lorena Djuknic (LIPW) def. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6|
|4. Alyssa Bellini (LIPW) def. TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) 7-5, 2-1, retired|
|5. Jenny Borck (LIPW) def. KARAC, Jovana (APSUW) 6-2, 6-3|
|6. Shilpa Naruka (LIPW) def. KUBEK, Mary Theresa (APSUW) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. DI SALVO, Ornella/CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Deahna Welcher/Jenny Borck (LIPW) 8-5|
|2. CARRE, Alison/TAVARES, Vanessa (APSUW) def. Alyssa Bellini/Lorena Djuknic (LIPW) 8-4|
|3. Melissa Kromer/Shilpa Naruka (LIPW) def. KARAC, Jovana/COVINGTON, Julie (APSUW) 8-1|
|Austin Peay 1-7|