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Courtesy: Georgia State Sports Communications

Women's Tennis Top Seed, Men Third at Sun Belt Conference Championships

Courtesy: Cassie Folck/Sports Communications
Release: April 15, 2014
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ATLANTA - The No. 66 Georgia State women's tennis team earned the top seed for the Sun Belt Conference Championship on the women's side, while the Georgia State men's tennis team earned a No. 3 seed.

The Panthers earned the top seed after posting a 9-8 record, with all eight losses coming against ranked teams or to teams who would become ranked at some point in the season. Anchoring the team is senior Abigail Tere-Apisah, who is ranked both No. 20 in the nation in singles and doubles, alongside partner Masa Grgan

Georgia State will face the winner between No. 8 UL Lafayette and No. 9 Western Kentucky. UL Lafayette is 6-16 this season and has lost its last five matches. The last win for the Ragin Cajuns came on March 18 against Alcorn State. Western Kentucky is 7-7 and has won three of its last four. The Hilltoppers lost to Campbellsville, but defeated North Alabama, Tennessee State and Alabama A&M. 

The Panthers will face either UL Lafayette or Western Kentucky Friday at 8 a.m. The semi-final match will be at Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by the final on Sunday at 10 a.m.

On the men's side of the tournament, the Georgia State men's tennis team (10-13) will face the No. 6 seed, Western Kentucky, on Friday at 3 p.m. The Hilltoppers are 6-7 this season and come in on a three-match winning streak. They have defeated Tennessee State, Campbellsville and North Alabama. 

If Georgia State wins, it will face the No. 2 seed South Alabama on Saturday at 3 p.m. The final will then be played on Sunday at 2 p.m. UL Lafayette is the No. 1 seed on men's side of the bracket. 

Check back to GeorgiaStateSports.com and its social media sites for updates throughout the tournament for both teams.

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