Tampa, Fla.--Georgia State junior Abigail Tere-Apisah and sophomore Masa Grgan finished as the runner-up in the doubles main draw as the Georgia State women's tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Monday.
Tere-Apisah and Grgan fell to the second-seeded tandem of Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring (UGA) 8-3 on Monday afternoon. The Georgia tandem is ranked No. 30 in the preseason doubles rankings. Tere-Apisah and Grgan qualified for a possible at-large bid to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships by reaching the finals. There are two at-large bids for the prestigious tournament held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Freshman Linn Timmermann also finished as a runner-up on Monday after dropping the championship match of the back draw. Timmermann took four singles victories the previous two days to reach the finals before falling to Florida's Olivia Janowicz.
On the weekend, Tere-Apisah advanced to the semifinals of the singles main draw winning four matches in three days all in straight sets. She first took down Florida Gulf Coast's Sarah Means 6-2, 7-5 and North Florida's Rachel Pereira 6-1, 6-3 on the first day. She followed that with a 7-5, 7-5 win against Georgia's Fuller and a 6-4, 6-3 win vs. Miami's Stephanie Wagner on Saturday. Tere-Apisah fell in a tough 6-4, 6-4 contest to Georgia's Herring on Sunday.
The ITA Southeast Regional Championships conclude the fall schedule for the Georgia State women's tennis team. The team, led by sixth-year head coach Miha Lisac, now begins preparations for the spring dual-match season. Visit the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for the latest news and information on the women's tennis team.