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* Former Georgia State women's tennis star Abigail Tere-Apisah received the first-ever International Player Grand Slam Grant along with six other female tennis players.  

Tere-Apisah received the grant of $25,000 as the highest ranked female player in the Pacific region.

Head coach Jason Marshall and the entire GSU women's tennis program are proud of Tere-Apisah for this esteemed honor. The former Panther is arguably the most decorated athlete in Georgia State history.

ATLANTA – Former Panther Abigail Tere-Apisah received one of the International Tennis Federation's first-ever Grand Slam Grants just over two weeks ago.

“We are so happy that the ITF awarded her this gift,” head coach Jason Marshall said. “She was truly one of the most special athletes to be a part of GSU Panther Family. With all of her hard work and commitment, we are extremely excited that she will now have the opportunity to pursue her dream as a professional tennis player.”

Arguably one of the most decorated athletes in Georgia State history, Tere-Apisah received the $25,000 grant as the highest ranked player in the Pacific Oceania region. Six men and six women received a Grand Slam Grant.

The Papua New Guinea native is currently ranked No. 386 in the WTA rankings. Tere-Apisah recently won her first doubles title alongside Naiktha Bains at the $25,000 ITF Women's Circuit event in Brisbane, Australia.

The two-time All-American graduated from Georgia State in 2014 with a BS in Health and Physical Education. She set the GSU record for wins in a season with 32 in 2013-14 and was ranked No. 15 in the nation as a singles player her senior year.

Tere-Apisah is currently competing in singles and doubles at the ITF Bethany Beach event in Delaware.    

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