Pacific Palisades, Calif.--Georgia State junior Abigail Tere-Apisah won her opening match of the consolation round 7-5, 6-1 against Aeriel Ellis of the University of Texas, but fell in the second round to end her run at the 2012 Riviera/ITA Singles All-American Championships.
Tere-Apisah, the No. 23-ranked player in the ITA Women's Preseason Singles rankings, defeated the No. 20-ranked Ellis in straight sets before falling to the No. 4-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar in the second round. Tere-Apisah fell 6-2, 6-0 to Sanchez-Quintanar of Texas A&M.
The junior from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, returns to Atlanta following the ninth victory of her career over a nationally-ranked singles opponent. She begins preparations for the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Oct. 19 while the rest of her teammates compete at the Roberta Allison Fall Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend.
Tere-Apisah, the No. 23-ranked player in the ITA Women's Preseason Singles rankings, was one of a select few to be invited to the main draw of the All-American Championships. She earned the invite after becoming the first GSU tennis player in school history to earn All-American honors last season.
Visit the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com following this weekend's fall tournament for a full recap.