What you need to know:

Georgia State is set to host Southern Mississippi and in-state foe Mercer at its GSU-Clarkston facility. The Panthers (4-5, 0-1) take on the Golden Eagles (5-5) at 10 a.m. and the Bears (6-4, 1-0) at 3 p.m.

* After winning four straight matches, GSU has dropped two in-a-row with losses to Mississippi State and ETSU. The Panthers are looking to get back on track as they host two of their final three home matches.

* Admission is free to the public at GSU-Clarkston. Georgia State meets SMU next Monday, March 13th at 11 a.m. out in Dallas, Texas.


ATLANTA – Georgia State will have a golden opportunity to get back to a winning record this weekend at its GSU-Clarkston tennis facility. The Panthers host Southern Mississippi and in-state rival Mercer at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.

After falling to Mississippi State and ETSU in back-to-back matches, GSU has had a solid week of preparation and is ready to get back on the court.

"We are looking to rebound from our last match,” assistant coach Lyndsay Shosho said Thursday. “I think our girls have come together more in the last week and we're ready to get going again. This weekend should set the momentum for our Spring Break trip coming up."

Freshman Arina Taluyenko and junior Kristin Rehse have paced the Panthers this season. The two standouts have combined for an 11-3 singles record.

Freshman Damira Muminović has also been a bright spot playing in the No. 4 and 5 positions. She holds a 4-2 singles record on the year.

The duos of Tarani Kamoe and Taluyenko as well as Muminović and Rehse have totaled four doubles victories apiece.

Southern Miss. visits Atlanta having lost two consecutive matches as well. The Golden Eagles lost to Tulane at home and South Alabama on the road. The team has yet to pick up a road win this season under head coach Dominic Modise.

Mercer, on the other hand, comes to GSU-Clarkston on a bit of a hot streak. The Bears have won three straight with 6-1 victories over Florida A&M, Western Carolina and Detroit Mercy.  

First serve between the Panthers and Golden Eagles is set for 10 a.m.

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