CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Squaring off with Austin Peay on Friday, the Tennessee State women’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 road loss at the Governors Tennis Center in Ohio Valley Conference play. Tennessee State falls to 8-8 (1-5 OVC) on the season, while the Governors improve to 5-9 (4-4 OVC).
Austin Peay won the doubles point and secured six singles victories on the day.
"We didn't play well today," TSU Head Coach Monroe Walker III said. "Austin Peay was the better team today. We are hoping for better results tomorrow."
In a doubles match that went unfinished, Ani Popiashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Phyllicia Hemphill (Nashville, Tenn.) were tied at 3-3 with Hannah Tatlock and Isabela Jovanovic at No. 3 doubles.
The closest single match came at No. 4 where Abhilasha Vishwanath (Bangalore, India) went back and forth with Tatlock before falling, 7-5, 6-1.
The Tigers are back in action tomorrow with another road test at Murray State.
1. YANES GARCIA, Lidia/KUPPIG, Helena (APSU) def. VISHWANATH, A./NATRAJ, Pragati (TSU) 6-2
2. YANES GARCIA, Claudi/COVINGTON, Brittney (APSU) def. PATTERSON, Taylor/GANDY, Phoenix (TSU) 6-0
3. TATLOCK, Hannah/JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSU) vs. HEMPHILL, Phyllicia/POPIASHVILI, Ani (TSU) 3-3, unfinished
1. YANES GARCIA, Lidia (APSU) def. POPIASHVILI, Ani (TSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. YANES GARCIA, Claudi (APSU) def. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSU) 6-1, 6-1
3. KUPPIG, Helena (APSU) def. GANDY, Phoenix (TSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. TATLOCK, Hannah (APSU) def. VISHWANATH, A. (TSU) 7-5, 6-1
5. COVINGTON, Brittney (APSU) def. PATTERSON, Taylor (TSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. JOVANOVIC, Isabela (APSU) def. HEMPHILL, Phyllicia (TSU) 6-1, 6-1