ATLANTA--Georgia State sophomore Abigail Tere-Apisah was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2012 Virginia 529 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Championship on Wednesday for the second consecutive year.
Tere-Apisah went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles throughout the tournament to lead Georgia State to a second-consecutive CAA championship match. It was the third time in the last four years the Panthers (11-7) advanced to the finals of the CAA Championship. The award was voted on by the CAA head coaches.
The sophomore cruised by James Madison's Kinsey Pate, 6-1, 6-2, in the Panthers' 4-0 quarterfinal win over the Dukes, defeated UNCW's Christina Lee, 7-5, 6-4, in a 4-2 semifinal win vs. the Seahawks and took down VCU's Ana Bara, 6-0, 7-5, in a narrow 4-3 loss to the Rams in the CAA championship match. She played all of her singles matches at the No. 1 position.
In doubles, Tere-Apisah formed a formidable pairing with senior Tereza Lerova. The two bounced back from losing their first match 9-7 to JMU's Pate and Taylor Pinchoff with two straight victories in the semifinals and finals. The No. 1 doubles pair knocked off UNCW's Lee and Alyssa Ritchie 8-1 in the semifinals and won an 8-2 match against VCU's Ana Bara and Alex Bara.
Tere-Apisah, who is ranked #36 in the nation in singles, was selected as the 2012 CAA Player of the Year and earned the CAA's automatic qualifier to the 2012 NCAA Singles Championships.
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