ATLANTA – Playing outdoors for the first time this spring season in Atlanta, the Georgia State women’s tennis team flew past Kennesaw State 6-1. The Panthers won all three doubles matches and five singles matches.

Starting off the match, the Panthers dropped a total of six games over the three matches. At No. 1 doubles, No. 33 pair of Abigail Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan defeated Kennesaw State’s Virginie Stein and Alexandra Apostu 8-3. At No. 1 doubles, Marcia Tere-Apisah and Tarani Kamoe defeated the Owl pair of Jana Hueckinghaus 8-1. At No. 3 doubles, Linn Timmermann and Chaimaa Roudami won 8-2 over Tamara Plocher and Blaire LaSure.

In singles play, the Panthers won five of six matches. At No. 1 singles, No. 10 Abigail Tere-Apisah improved to 8-0 against Stein 6-3, 6-1. Marcia Tere-Apisah, at No. 3 singles, defeated Hueckinghaus 6-3, 6-4. At No. 4 singles, Timmermann cruised past Isabela Castro 6-0, 6-2. In the fifth slot, Maryna Kozachenko defeated Plocher 6-2, 6-2, At No. 6 singles, Roudami won 6-0, 6-0 against Gabriela Bueno.

The Panthers will turn around and face No. 37 Columbia Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club.