What you need to know:

*Georgia State women’s tennis went 12-1 in singles play on day one of the Piedmont Invitational.

*GSU was 2-4 in doubles. 

*Day two of the Piedmont Invitational will be held tomorrow at Life Time Sports in Norcross.



ATLANTA- Georgia State women’s tennis enjoyed a successful outing in day one of the Piedmont Invitational. The Panthers combined to win 12 of 13 singles matches against Air Force and Purdue.

GSU got out to a hot start as the Panthers swept Air Force 7-0 in the morning’s singles action. Arina Taluyenko, Elizabet Danailova, Lara Vovk, and Damira Muminović all defeated their opponents in straight sets.

The Panthers kept the momentum going into the afternoon winning five of their six singles matches against Chattanooga. The p.m. session was highlighted by a three-set win from Daniela Ramirez.

The doubles portion of play was not as kind to the Panthers as GSU won one of three doubles sets against Purdue. The Panthers would then go 1-2 against Air Force. Kristin Rehse and Lara Vovk would account for both GSU doubles wins.

“We were excited with how we dominated doubles play today”, said Panther coach Jason Marshall. “We saw some positives in doubles, and some things we need to improve on. Tomorrow we will have a great opportunity to see where we are at as a team against Purdue.”

Georgia State will be back on the courts tomorrow to finish up tournament play. The Panthers will battle Purdue in singles, and Chattanooga in doubles play.

Day two play was originally scheduled to be held at the Clarkston Campus, but due to the high possibility of rain the action has been moved to Life Time Sports in Norcross. The teams will play on indoor courts beginning at 6:00 p.m.