Tere-Apisah, a standout on the Georgia State women's tennis team that earned
the program's first All-America honor last season, qualified for the main draw
in the singles tournament at the 2012 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American
Championships beginning in late September.
entrance into the main draw ensures she will be one of the top-23 seeds in the
tournament and avoid playing qualifying matches prior to taking on the nation's
elite. The junior earned All-America status last season after advancing to the
Round of 16 at the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship held in Athens, Ga.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, native is the highest-ranked player in the state
of Georgia, entering the year ranked No. 23 in the ITA Women's Preseason
Singles Rankings. At the NCAA Singles Championship last season Tere-Apisah
defeated Santa Clara's Katie Le 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-0 in the first round before
knocking off Tennessee's Kata Szekely 6-3, 6-4 to clinch All-American status.
Women's All-American Championships will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7 at the
Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. 23 participants, including
Tere-Apisah, earned entry in the main draw while 52 players were selected to
play in qualifying singles matches outside of the top 23 selected to the main
draw. Prior to the qualifying matches are pre-qualifying matches, which fields
62 players outside of the 23 invited to the main draw and the 52 players
entered into qualifying matches.
junior has yet to play a tournament this fall but will see her first action
this weekend in the star-studded Southern Shootout hosted by Georgia State at
the Sharon Lester Tennis Center. The ITA-certified tournament features three
teams that finished last season ranked nationally and four nationally-ranked
singles players. Admission to all Georgia State matches at the Sharon Lester
Tennis Center is free for all fans.
This week, Tere-Apisah was featured in an article on Yahoo.com by writer Rick Limpert. The article talks of Tere-Apisah's experience at the NCAA Singles Championship and her expectations for this season. It is available at this link.
the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for links to live results and
a preview of this weekend's event and for all coverage of the All-American
Championships in late September.