CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont women's tennis team fell to league leader Austin Peay 6-1 in a match played indoors on Saturday at the Governors Tennis Center in Clarksville.
The Govs won the first point of the match as they posted wins at positions one and two. At one, Tatiana Lopez and Honoka Nakanishi beat Peyton Lee and Erin Allen 6-3. Then at two, the Yanes twins defeated Drew Hawkins and Lauren Carelli 6-3. The match at number three was unfinished.
In singles, Austin Peay captured wins at five of the six positions to clinch the victory over Belmont. The lone BU win came at number three as sophomore Erin Allen defeated Tatiana Lopez 6-1, 7-5.
This match ends the regular season for the women's tennis team, however their season is not over yet. The Bruins will begin play at the OVC Championship this Friday, April 26th at 10:00am. Their opponent and site for their first round match will be finalized on Sunday afternoon. Check BelmontBruins.com for updates.
Austin Peay 6, Belmont 1
1. Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Drew Hawkins (BELW) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. Peyton Lee (BELW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Erin Allen (BELW) def. Tatiana Lopez (APSU) 6-1, 7-5
4. Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) def. Maria Plaksina (BELW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Helena Kuppig (APSU) def. Terra Sheldon (BELW) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Danielle Morris (APSU) def. Sarah Brackin (BELW) 6-2, 6-3
Belmont 12-8, 5-3 OVC
Austin Peay 20-0, 8-0 OVC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,4,3,6,5)