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Tennis makes racket in conference play over APSU, looks ahead to MSU

The Skyhawk men’s tennis team claimed a 5-2 win over visiting Austin Peay Saturday afternoon to move to 3-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference standings and 6-9 overall.

The Skyhawks swept all three doubles matches and grabbed the point.

In singles action Danny McGuire claimed a 7-5, 6-4 victory at No. 1, whole Stephen Bruwer won at No. 3 singles. Bruwer claimed a 7-6, 5-7 (10-7) win. Olti Mollaymeri won at No. 5 singles and Chris Slabbert won by default at No. 6 singles.

The Skyhawks will return to action Wednesday, April 5 when they play at Murray State.

The Skyhawk women’s tennis team posted its fourth consecutive 7-0 victory Saturday afternoon as it blanked visiting Austin Peay in an Ohio Valley Conference match.

With the win the Skyhawk women are now 6-0 in the OVC standings and 10-2 overall.

The Skyhawk women return to action Tuesday, April 4 when they play at Murray State in an OVC match.

The Skyhawks claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Katrina Domela and Sara Leavy posted an 8-3 win at No. 1, while Elizma Schoonees and Ernestine Koornhof claimed an 8-2 win at No. 3.

The Skyhawk women swept all six singles matches. The winners included Domela, Leavy, Jeanne DeWet, Schoonees, Amber Garza and Koornhof

“We are going to have to come out strong from the beginning to beat Murray. They have a very strong team and our girls know we have to stay focused the entire match,” said Dennis Taylor, Skyhawk head coach.

The men also have a three-match OVC winning streak. A factor that has helped the men the last few matches has been an attitude adjustment.

“The men are coming into this match with a new attitude. They are starting to realize how good they are and a belief they can win. These two have helped us pull out some close wins the last few matches,” said Taylor.