Tampa, Fla.--Georgia State junior
Abigail Tere-Apisah and sophomore Masa Grgan advanced to the finals of the
doubles draw to lead the GSU women's tennis team on its third day at the ITA
Southeast Regional Championships in Tampa, Fla.
and Grgan defeated Florida State's duo of senior Francesa Segarelli and
redshirt freshman Daneika Borthwick 8-5 in the semifinals. GSU's tandem
advanced to face the second-seeded team in Georgia's Kate Fuller and Lauren
Herring in the finals. The winner of the match earns an invite to the USTA/ITA
National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Linn Timmermann takes on Florida's Olivia Janowicz, in the finals of the
singles back draw. The freshman from Rostock, Germany, has rattled off four
singles victories in the last two days to reach the finals. On Sunday she
defeated teammate Chaimaa Roudami 6-4, 6-2 before she knocked off Georgia Tech's
Megan Kurey 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals. Timmermann takes on Janowicz on Monday
morning at 11 a.m.
State's region, the Southeast, features six ranked teams from last year's
season-ending ITA National Team rankings including back-to-back national
champions Florida. The No. 69-ranked Panthers, led by sixth-year head coach Miha Lisac, are joined by Florida (1),
Georgia (6), Miami (9), Florida State (40) and South Florida (43).
advanced to the singles main draw semifinals before falling in a grueling match
to the seventh-seeded Lauren Herring 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday.
the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for a full recap following
the conclusion of the tournament. To receive daily updates, follow the women's
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