Tallahassee, Fla.--The No. 61-ranked Georgia State women's tennis team split its two matches this weekend by winning a 5-2 match vs. UCF on Saturday and dropping a 5-2 decision at  27th-ranked Florida State.

Georgia State (3-4) eyes a showdown at crosstown rival Georgia Tech on Thursday at the new Ken Byers Tennis Complex. The match begins at 2:30 p.m. and will be GSU's third match of the season against a Top-30 ranked squad.

The Panthers began the weekend on a strong note by cruising to a 5-2 win vs. UCF at the Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla. It was a dominating win for GSU as it took the doubles point and won four of six singles matches. Junior Abigail Tere-Apisah bounced back with an efficient 6-0, 6-0 win and graduate student Jocelyn Ffriend fought back for a 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4) win. Sophomore Masa Grgan won 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 2 slot and freshman Linn Timmermann won her third singles match of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph at the No. 4 position.

Tere-Apisah and Grgan once again shined for GSU on Sunday against the Seminoles. The two started the day with a doubles victory in the No. 1 position vs. FSU's Daneika Borthwick and Kerrie Cartwright. Tere-Apisah then notched her sixth win vs. a nationally-ranked opponent with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against No. 35-ranked Borthwick. Grgan also won her first match vs. a nationally-ranked opponent with a win vs. No. 95-ranked Mia Vriens at the No. 2 position.

Georgia State, led by sixth-year head coach Miha Lisac, has one other match this week with a home contest against Eastern Kentucky schedule for 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Blackburn Tennis Center. Visit the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for a preview of this week's slate of matches.

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