ATLANTA - The Georgia State women's tennis team will host Kennesaw State and No. 37 Columbia this weekend. Both matches will be played Atlanta Athletic Club, with the Panthers facing the Owls on Friday at 2 p.m. and the Lions on Saturday at 2 p.m.
While the Panthers sit at 2-5 this season, four of those losses have come against ranked teams. Senior Abigail Tere-Apisah is currently ranked No. 10 nationally and No. 33 in doubles alongside junior Masa Grgan. Tere-Apisah is 7-0 in singles and 6-1 in doubles. She is also coming off her third consecutive Sun Belt Player of the Week award.
Up first for the Panthers this weekend is Kennesaw State. The Owls are 3-2 this season and are on a three-match win streak. Their wins have come against Florida A&M, Jacksonville State and Alabama State. Kennesaw State also has losses against Samford and UAB.
Columbia also comes into Atlanta on a winning streak. The Lions have won four straight after dropping their first match of the season to Duke. Columbia has defeated Tulane, Denver, Princeton and Yale. The Lions have one ranked singles player, No. 57 Kanika Vaidya. They also have two ranked doubles teams, No. 24 Crystal Leung and Tina Jiang and No. 32 Bianca Sanon and Kanika Vaidya.
Currently, both matches are scheduled to be played on the outdoor courts at the Atlanta Athletic Club. If the weather does not allow this, play will be moved indoors at the Atlanta Athletic Club.