ATLANTA - The Georgia State women’s tennis team will again be on the road this weekend, heading to Lubbock, Texas, to face Arizona and No. 19 Texas Tech. The Panthers will face Arizona on Saturday and Texas Tech on Sunday.
After spending last weekend in Indiana and losing 5-2 to two Top 30 teams, Georgia State will have another chance to pick up its first win over a ranked opponent. The Panthers are currently 0-3, facing teams ranked 12, 30 and 28.
Up first is Arizona, who is a perfect 7-0. All seven of those wins have come at home in Tucson, Ariz. Texas Tech and Georgia State will be the Wildcats’ first two away matches.
No. 19 Texas Tech is 5-1 on the season and is on a three-match winning streak. The Lady Raiders’ only loss came to Vanderbilt in the ITA Kickoff Weekend event. Texas Tech’s last three wins have come over Nebraska, William & Mary and SMU.
“We are looking forward to two more great opportunities this weekend against very good teams,” interim head coach Robin Stephenson said. “We will need to bring our best on both days and rise to the challenge. Our team knows that playing a challenging schedule like we have will pay off long-term and help us in the second half of our season. We are looking to build on what we learned last weekend and to have success in these two upcoming matches.”
Senior Abigail Tere-Apisah, ranked No. 10 in the nation, is a perfect 5-0 in singles play this season and is coming off her second Sun Belt Player of the Week Award. She is also ranked No. 33 in the nation in doubles alongside Masa Grgan. The pair is 4-1 this season at No. 1 doubles.
The Panthers will face Arizona at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Texas Tech at noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 16.