ATHENS, Ga - Senior Abigail Tere-Apisah was knocked out of the 2013 ITA Southeast Regional singles main draw in the quarterfinals, while freshman pair of Marcia Tere-Apisah and Tarani Kamoe fell in the semifinals of the doubles main draw.
No. 37 Abigail Tere-Apisah lost to No. 60 Silvia Garcia of Georgia. Tere-Apisah lost in two close sets, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the quarterfinals.
In the doubles semifinals, Marcia Tere-Apisah and Kamoe lost to No. 26 Georgia Tech's Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey 8-6.
"This weekend was a step forward for our team," interim head coach Robin Stephenson said. "We are starting to understand what it takes to compete and win at the highest level and against the best teams in the country.
"We had a lot of successes this weekend and even with the matches we lost we were competing and in position to close some of those out as well. We will continue working on playing with confidence down the stretch and finishing. I have a lot of belief in this group and I like what we are bringing each and every time out."
Georgia State did have success in the consolation singles. Chaimaa Roudami and Linn Timmermann both won their round of 32 matches, and Timmermann won her round of 16 match.
GSU has two tournaments remaining in its fall season, the Roberta Allison Fall Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y.
Singles – Main Consolation (Round of 32)
Chaimaa Roudami (GaSt) def. Lucie Payrat (MU), 6-3, 6-2
Linn Timmermann (GaSt) def. Tina Mohorcic (FIU), 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Means (FGCU) def. Masa Grgan (GaSt), walkover
Main Doubles - Semifinals
Woodard/Kurey (GT) def. M. Tere-Apisah/Kamoe (GaSt), 8-6
Singles - Main Quarterfinals
Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Abigail Tere-Apisah (GaSt), 7-5, 7-6(4)
Singles - Main Consolation (Round of 16; Final round of consolation that will be played)
Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) def. Chaimaa Roudami (GaSt), 6-1, 6-1
Linn Timmermann (GaSt) def. Alexandra Apostu (KSU), 6-3, 6-4