» By DANIEL NEWTON – firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s and women’s tennis will enter the Ohio Valley Conference tournament this weekend Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, with a No. 2 and No. 4 seed.
The teams concluded their regular this week with the men winning two of three matches and the women winless in two.
Tuesday, April 10, was the biggest match this year for the men’s team.
It would end up being the match that decided the No. 1 seed for the OVC tournament, as APSU lost to Tennessee Tech, 4-3, resulting in APSU’s first and only OVC loss this year.
The Govs would travel to Richmond, Ky. later in the week on Saturday, April 14, to take on Eastern Kentucky.
The Govs were able to pull out the close victory, handing Eastern Kentucky its second OVC loss of the season and solidifying their No. 2 spot in the OVC tournament.
On the next day, the Tennis Govs were victorious over Morehead State, 4-0, in a match that was ended after APSU had won the four points needed.
The Tennis Govs end the season 7-1 in league play.
The Lady Govs were not as successful, losing to top seed Eastern Kentucky on Satuday, 1-6, and on Sunday to Morehead State, 3-4.
This biggest surprise was No. 1 senior Vanja Tomic losing her match on Saturday, April 14, ending her 17-game winning streak.
It was only her second OVC loss throughout her career, both against Eastern Kentucky.
The Govs received the No. 2 spot in the OVC tournament due to their loss to Tennessee Tech, the tournament’s No. 1 team.
APSU will play the winner of Eastern Kentucky and Murray State in the second round.
Heading into the women’s OVC tournament, the Lady Govs earned a No. 4 seed, with a 5-4 conference record, pairing them against Eastern Illinois, a team they beat on March 27, 5-2.
Should they win, they will face top seed Eastern Kentucky who is undefeated in OVC play and defeated APSU on Saturday. TAS