Lafayette, La.—Junior Abigail Tere-Apisah and sophomore Masa Grgan each earned All-Sun Belt recognition to represent the Georgia State women’s tennis team on Wednesday night at the Sun Belt Conference awards banquet.
Tere-Apisah, a native of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, was both an All-Conference First-Team Singles and Doubles player. She is the top-ranked singles and partners with Grgan to form the top doubles team in the Sun Belt Conference. Tere-Apisah went 11-5 this season in singles play with seven wins vs. nationally-ranked singles players. She came in at No. 41 in the latest ITA National Singles rankings released on Tuesday. Tere-Apisah is coming off an All-American campaign during the 2011-12 season.
Tere-Apisah and Grgan have been nationally ranked since the first rankings were released in January. The two put together a 12-3 mark at the No. 1 singles position, with their most notable win being an upset of the No. 5 doubles team in the nation. The two top the Sun Belt with a No. 35 ranking in the latest ITA National Doubles rankings. The Georgia State duo owns three wins over nationally-ranked doubles teams this season. They have won seven-consecutive matches heading into the Sun Belt Championships.
The Georgia State women’s tennis team begins play on Friday after earning a first-round by at the Sun Belt Championships. Visit the women’s tennis page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for links to live stats of all matches and for full recaps following each match.