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Georgia State fell to East Tennessee State 4-3 Friday afternoon. After dropping the doubles point, the Panthers fought hard but came up short after splitting six singles matches.

* Tarani Kamoe and Arina Taluyenko earned GSU’s only doubles win with a 6-2 victory over ETSU’s No. 1 pair. Kristin Rehse, Damira Muminović and Anastasia Grosheva each picked up singles victories for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough in the end.

* GSU will get back on the court next Saturday for a doubleheader at GSU-Clarkston. The Panthers will host Southern Mississippi and Mercer starting at 10 a.m. ET.

ATLANTA – After dropping the doubles point, Georgia State fell to ETSU 4-3 at Piedmont Park Friday afternoon. The Panthers (4-5, 0-1) lost its second consecutive match. The Bucs improved to .500 on the season.

GSU dropped the doubles point after the ETSU Bucs took two of three matches. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in doubles after Tarani Kamoe and Arina Taluyenko defeated Marina Espana and Ioanna Markesini 6-2.

The Bucs fought back to take the next two matches and clinch the doubles point thanks to Alory Pereira and Yi Chi Ma’s 6-4 victory.

Junior Kristin Rehse came back from 5-1 down in the opening set to take down Ioanna Markesini 7-5, 6-2.

Damira Muminović elevated her singles record to 4-2 on the year. She outlasted Yi Chi Ma to give the Panthers their second point on the day.

Anastasia Grosheva grinded out a victory versus ETSU’s Jayde Viccars to close out the day. The Bucs clinched the match after Melissa Esguerra overpowered Lara Vovk to make it 4-2.

The Panthers will be back at home next weekend for a doubleheader at GSU-Clarkston. GSU hosts Southern Mississippi and Mercer. First serve is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.


East Tennessee State 4, Georgia State 3

Singles competition

  1. Kristin Rehse (GSU) def. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) 7-6 (3-0), 6-2
  2. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Arina Taluyenko (GSU) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
  3. Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Lara Vovk (GSU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
  5. Damira Muminovic (GSU) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) def. Jayde Viccars (ETSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Tarani Kamoe/Arina Taluyenko (GSU) def. Marina Espana/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) 6-2
  2. Alory Pereira/Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) def. Kristin Rehse/Damira Muminovic (GSU) 6-4
  3. Jayde Viccars/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Daniela Ramirez/Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) 6-3

Match Notes:

East Tennessee State 4-4

Georgia State 4-5

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


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