Honors & Awards:
2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Participant
2012 Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw Invitee
2012 ITA All-American Singles
2012 ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch
2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship Participant
2012 CAA Player of the Year
2012 Most Outstanding Performer at CAA Championships
2012 All-CAA First Team Singles
Three-Time CAA Player of the Week in 2012 (Feb. 15, Mar. 7, Apr. 10)
ITA Women's National Singles Ranking: #37
2011 CAA Rookie of the Year
2011 Most Outstanding Performer at CAA Championships
CAA Player of the Week (Mar. 15, 2011)
Tere-Apisah In the News:
9/18/12-Meet the best college tennis player you've never heard of (Examiner.com)
9/18/12-Abigail Tere-Apisah is the Best College Tennis Player You've Never Heard Of (Yahoo Voices)
5/25/12-Georgia's Gullickson, Gilchrist advance in doubles; Tere-Apisah falls in singles (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
5/24/12-UGA's Spencer, GSU's Tere-Apisah notch wins, become All-Americans (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
5/24/12-Tere-Apisah advances to third round in NCAA tennis tournament (Atlanta Journal Constitution-Georgia State Sports blog)
5/23/12-GSU player makes history (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
5/23/12-Tere-Apisah Advances in NCAA's (CAASports.com)
5/22/12-Tere-Apisah NCAA Championship Draw Released (The Weekly)
5/22/12-Georgia State's Tere-Apisah continues long journey (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
5/16/12-Tere-Apisah Left Home at 11 to Pursue Tennis Dream (College Tennis Online)
3/14/12-Women's Tennis Ranked No. 66, Tere-Apisah No. 34 (College Tennis Online)
1/17/12-Tere-Apisah's Tennis Background Paving the Way for a Bright Future (The Signal)
4/23/11-Tere-Apisah Named MOP of CAA Tennis Championships (Newstalk 1160)
4/22/11-CAA Women's Tennis Banquet Feature (CAA Sports Productions)
11/16/09-Top Shot (Australia Network "Pacific Pulse" Feature)
2/26/08-Talented junior is 'like Goolagong' (The Border Mail)
Fall 2012: Won matches at three elite singles tournaments, Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, ITA Southeast Regional Championships and USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ... Went 8-5 in singles play and 7-1 in doubles play ... Won five matches vs. nationally-ranked singles opponents ... Teamed with Masa Grgan to defeat two nationally-ranked doubles opponents ... Defeated No. 29-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina and No. 94-ranked Elizabeth Kilborn at the Southern Shootout ... Won a 7-5, 6-1 match vs. No. 20-ranked Aeriel Ellis (Texas) at All-American Championships ... Advanced to the singles semifinals at the ITA Regional Championships ... Notched four singles victories including one against a ranked opponent at Regional Championships ... Also advanced to the finals in doubles with teammate Masa Grgan ... Won a 6-2, 7-5 match vs. No. 28 Kata Szekely (Tennessee) at the NIIC.
Spring 2012: Earned ITA All-America Singles status with a 6-3, 6-4 win vs. No. 57-ranked Kata Szekely in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship ... Won a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-0 match vs. No. 60-ranked Katie Le in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship ... Qualified for the 2012 NCAA Women's Singles Championship as the CAA's automatic qualifier ... Named the CAA Player of the Year ... Earned the Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA Championship for the second straight year ... Earned All-CAA First Team Singles honors ... Honored by the ITA as the Southeast Region Player to Watch ... Was named CAA Player of the Week three times throughout the season (Feb. 15, Mar. 7, Apr. 10) ... Finished the season ranked No. 37 in the ITA Women's National Singles Rankings ... Achieved her first national ranking of No. 58 on Feb. 16 ... Climbed as high as No. 34 in the rankings ... Finished the year 17-1 with four victories over ranked opponents ... Began the season with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win vs. No. 68-ranked Kayla Duncan at Wake Forest ... Defeated No. 45-ranked Jillian O'Neil of Georgia Tech 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-5 ... Won a 6-3, 6-4 match vs. No. 41-ranked Marianne Jodoin of Fresno State ... Came back from a 5-0 deficit in the third set to defeat No. 41-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina of USF 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Fall 2011: Posted a 7-1 record during the fall season in singles and a 2-2 mark with Maryna Kozachenko in doubles ... Went a perfect 3-0 at the Southern Shootout to open the fall ... Defeated competition from Jacksonville, South Alabama and Samford ... Notched another 3-0 record at the Atlanta Classic ... Began the ITA Regionals with a 6-1, 6-1, first-round victory over Georgia Southern's Natalie Maffett ... Dropped a narrow contest to No. 2 seed and eventual singles champion Chelsey Gullickson from Georgia 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (4).
Spring 2011: Named Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA championships...She was named CAA Rookie of the Year along with All-CAA First Team in singles & doubles...Finished her first season as a Panther with one of the best freshman seasons ever recording a 14-2 mark in singles, including a 9-1 record at No. 2 singles...She started the season by winning seven-straight matches and won 11 of her first 12 matches...She defeated No. 88 Elizabeth Epstein from Yale, 6-3, 6-3, to earn a ITA national ranking of No. 115...Was named CAA Player of the Week on March 15...She also finished the season 6-0 against conference opponents, including a perfect 3-0 in the CAA championships...Played six matches at No. 1 singles posting a 5-1 mark...Tere-Apisah partnered with Maryna Kozachenko to record a 12-2 mark in doubles...Finished the season winning seven-straight matches and a 7-1 record at No. 1 doubles...Tere-Apisah and Kozachenko finished the season with a No. 42 ITA national ranking in doubles.
Prep: A highly touted junior player who was named best No. 1 player in NSW Australia...Helped the Albury high school team to back-to-back runner up finishes in all NSW Australia...Participated in the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championships and reached the round of 16 before losing to No. 1 seed Marianne Jodoin, 6-4, 6-2...Earned a career high ITF junior ranking of No. 124 on Sept. 14, 2009...During her junior career, she earned 42 singles victories and 45 doubles wins.
Personal: Abigail Agivanagi Tere-Apisah was born on July 13th, 1992 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea...Daughter of Kwalam Apisah and Verenagi Tere...Has two brothers Patrick (34) and Lawrence (29)...Also has one sister Marcia (15)...Comes from a tennis family, father and mother are coaches...Favorite athletes are Roger Federer, Osafa Powell, Usain Bolt, and Justin Henin...Favorite sports team is Brisbane Broncos, rugby squad...Major is health and physical education.