» By DANIEL NEWTON – dnewton7@my.apsu.edu

The APSU men’s and women’s teams would end up falling to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament champions in both men’s and women’s tennis, Eastern Kentucky, in the second round this weekend in Nashville.

The Tennis Govs secured a birth in the second round of the OVC tournament by locking up a second seed, but fell to Eastern Kentucky, 4-2.

The only bright side for the Tennis Govs was the easy victories by sophomore Jasmin Ademovic at the No. 2 position and freshman Dimitar Ristovski at the No. 3 position.

The team does not have any seniors this year, so look to see the same players back next year.

The Lady Govs were able to get past Eastern Illinois in the first round, 4-2, to host top seeded Eastern Kentucky in the second round. The two met just a few weeks ago, as Eastern Kentucky handily defeating the Lady Govs, 6-1.

This rematch was far from the same. Heading into the night, the match decision waited on the results of the No. 1 singles match between APSU senior Vanja Tomic and EKU freshman Amandine Faouzi.

Faouzi ended Tomics’s 17-match win streak the last time they played, and continued her success by taking the match against Tomic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and pushing Eastern Kentucky into the championship game against UT Martin, which they would eventually win.

Graduating senior Vanja Tomic is the only junior or senior for the Lady Govs, giving them a strong team for next season. TAS