ATLANTA--Georgia State women's tennis player Abigail Tere-Apisah defeated her third ranked singles opponent of the season to earn the Colonial Athletic Association women's tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday.
Georgia State swept the men's and women's tennis awards as GSU men's tennis sophomore Thomas Cook captured the CAA men's tennis Player of the Week honor as well on Wednesday. Tere-Apisah earned the weekly honor for the second time this season and the third time in her brief career.
The sophomore yet again defeated a ranked singles opponent last week to improve her record to 10-0 in singles this year. Her latest victory was a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Fresno State's Marianne Jodoin, the No. 42-ranked player in the ITA Women's Singles Rankings. Tere-Apisah is ranked No. 54 in those rankings released on Feb. 28.
The Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, native has now defeated the No. 42-ranked Jodoin, the No. 93-ranked singles player in Wake Forest's Kayla Duncan and the No. 45-ranked player in Georgia Tech's Jillian O'Neill this season. Her 10th victory was a dominating, 6-1, 6-0 effort on Tuesday vs. Samford's Kristin Lewis in a 7-0 Georgia State (6-4) victory.
She was named the CAA women's tennis Player of the Week on Feb. 15 following her two victories over Duncan and O'Neill. Tere-Apisah adds the weekly honor to a growing list of conference awards after earning the CAA Rookie of the Year award and Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA Championships last season.
Georgia State, led by fifth-year head coach Miha Lisac, hosts a doubleheader on Friday at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center in Piedmont Park. The Panthers take on local rival Mercer at 10 a.m. before battling Jacksonville State at 3 p.m. Visit the women's tennis page at www.GeorgiaStateSports.com for a preview of both matches as well as links to live stats and a live blog on Friday.