ATLANTA--Junior Abigail Tere-Apisah won her third
match of the spring against a nationally-ranked singles opponent but the No.
59-ranked Georgia State women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision at No. 24
Georgia Tech on Thursday.
led the Panthers (3-5) with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) win at the No. 1 position vs.
Georgia Tech senior Elizabeth Kilborn. Tere-Apisah entered the match as the No.
29-ranked player in the ITA National Singles rankings while Kilborn is ranked
No. 62. Combining her fall and spring records, Tere-Apisah is now 7-6 vs.
nationally-ranked singles opponents.
Whitney Byrd also notched a gritty 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) win at the No. 3
position vs. Georgia Tech's Megan Kurrey. Byrd snapped a five-match losing
streak with the singles victory.
last match of the night pitted GSU graduate student Jocelyn Ffriend against
Georgia Tech's (3-3) Jasmine Minor. Ffriend fought back from dropping the first
set 6-2 and then fought off two match points in the second set to win the set
7-5. Ffriend took an early lead in the third-set tiebreaker, but couldn't
finish off the win and dropped the narrow match.
State, led by sixth-year head coach Miha Lisac, looks to bounce back on Saturday with a match vs. Eastern Kentucky. The
match is scheduled to be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Blackburn Tennis Center on
Saturday. Check the women's tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for updates
on the match time in case of inclement weather.