ATLANTA - The No. 48 Georgia State women's tennis team cruised by Brown en route to a 6-1 win. The Panthers (6-5) dropped just two sets in the entire match and increased their winning steak to four.
Georgia State started the match by rolling over the Bears in the doubles point. No. 15 GSU duo Abigail Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan won 8-3 over Dayna Lord and Hannah Camhi at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Marcia Tere-Apisah and Tarani Kamoe defeated Nikita Uberoi and Sarah Kandath 8-2.
In singles, the Panthers won matches at five of the flights. No. 11 Abigial Tere-Apisah, at No. 1 singles, defeated Lord 7-5, 6-4. Tere-Apisah was down 3-0 in the first set before tying the match at 4-4. The two tied again at 5-5 before Tere-Apisah pulled away in the final two games and clinched the match for the Panthers.
At No. 3 singles, Marcia Tere-Apisah defeated Uberoi 6-1, 6-1. At No. 4 singles, Timmermann defeated Kandath 6-3, 6-1. Maryna Kozachenko battled for two hours with Ammu Mandalap before winning 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5 singles. At No. 6 singles, Chaimaa Roudami defeated Ashley Noyes 6-4, 6-3.
"It was good to get the win today against a tough Brown team," assistant coach Kurt Clemmons said. "I thought we competed well from top to bottom. We are looking forward to another good match tomorrow versus Winthrop."
The Panthers will return to the courts at Atlanta Athletic Club Sunday morning for an 11 a.m. matchup with Winthrop.