What you need to know:

Georgia State edged Southern Mississippi 4-3 Saturday afternoon to improve to .500 on the season. The second match of the doubleheader versus Mercer was postponed due to rain.

* The Panthers (5-5) earned their fifth win on the season behind Damira Muminović’s strong performances. Muminović clinched the match for GSU and improved to 5-2 on the year.

* GSU travels to Dallas, Texas this weekend ahead of Monday’s match versus SMU. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. The Panthers also play North Texas and Cincinnati next week out in Texas.

ATLANTA – After dropping the doubles point and trailing 2-1 in the match, Georgia State battled back to edge Southern Mississippi 4-3 at GSU-Clarkston Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (5-5, 0-1 SBC) clinched the match against the Golden Eagles (5-6) on Damira Muminović’s 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Elena Roca.

Muminović went 2-0 on the day with help from teammate Kristin Rehse in doubles. The pair defeated Roca and Rikeetha Pereira 6-3. Muminović improved her singles record to 5-2 on the year and registered her fifth doubles win.

Arina Taluyenko, Daniela Ramirez and Anastasia Grosheva helped set the stage for the 4-3 win with singles victories. Taluyenko is now 7-2 in singles matches and Grosheva is above .500 at 5-4.

The match versus Mercer will be rescheduled to a day and time that is TBA.  

GSU travels to Dallas for its match versus SMU on Monday, March 13th. First serve is set for 4 p.m. ET.


Tennis Match Results

Southern Miss vs Georgia State

Mar 11, 2017 at Georgia State University


Georgia State 4, Southern Miss 3

Singles competition

  1. Carolin Drescher (USM) def. Kristin Rehse (GSU) 7-5, 6-0
  2. Arina Taluyenko (GSU) def. Alex Kitchen (USM) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
  3. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) def. Rikeetha Pereira (USM) 7-6 (3-0), 6-4
  4. Damira Muminovic (GSU) def. Elena Roca (USM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
  5. Tjasa Jerse (USM) def. Lara Vovk (GSU) 7-5, 6-4
  6. Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) def. Claudia Castella (USM) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Alex Kitchen/Carolin Drescher (USM) def. Tarani Kamoe/Arina Taluyenko (GSU) 6-2
  2. Kristin Rehse/Damira Muminovic (GSU) def. Elena Roca/Rikeetha Pereira (USM) 6-3
  3. Tjasa Jerse/Tzu-Hui Chen (USM) def. Daniela Ramirez/Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) 6-3

Match Notes:

Southern Miss 5-6

Georgia State 5-5

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,2,5,3,4)


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