ATLANTA--Since she began playing tennis at age three, it was apparent Georgia State sophomore Abigail Tere-Apisah would find success wherever she went to play the sport she loves.

Now, the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, native will represent Georgia State University at the 2012 NCAA Singles Championships in Athens, Ga. It is one important step in what many believe will be a long and illustrious career for the 19-year old.

Watch the video to see Tere-Apisah talk about how she began playing tennis, her love of shopping and how she prepares to take on the best singles players in collegiate tennis on May 23. Her journey to Athens, Ga., has taken her from her home country of Papua New Guinea, to the Oceania Tennis Development Center in Fiji and finally to Albury High School in Country New South Wales, Australia, prior to arriving to Atlanta, Ga.

The sophomore went 17-1 in singles play during the 2012 season and is ranked No. 36 in the ITA Women's National Singles rankings. The draw for the NCAA Championships will be finalized a few days before the May 23 start date. Visit for all the news of Tere-Apisah's play in the NCAA Singles Championships.