What you need to know:
* Georgia State edged Southern Mississippi 4-3 Saturday afternoon to improve to .500 on the season. The second match of the doubleheader versus Mercer was postponed due to rain.
* The Panthers (5-5) earned their fifth win on the season behind Damira Muminović’s strong performances. Muminović clinched the match for GSU and improved to 5-2 on the year.
* GSU travels to Dallas, Texas this weekend ahead of Monday’s match versus SMU. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. The Panthers also play North Texas and Cincinnati next week out in Texas.
ATLANTA – After dropping the doubles point and trailing 2-1 in the match, Georgia State battled back to edge Southern Mississippi 4-3 at GSU-Clarkston Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers (5-5, 0-1 SBC) clinched the match against the Golden Eagles (5-6) on Damira Muminović’s 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Elena Roca.
Muminović went 2-0 on the day with help from teammate Kristin Rehse in doubles. The pair defeated Roca and Rikeetha Pereira 6-3. Muminović improved her singles record to 5-2 on the year and registered her fifth doubles win.
The match versus Mercer will be rescheduled to a day and time that is TBA.
GSU travels to Dallas for its match versus SMU on Monday, March 13th. First serve is set for 4 p.m. ET.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Miss vs Georgia State
Mar 11, 2017 at Georgia State University
Georgia State 4, Southern Miss 3
- Carolin Drescher (USM) def. Kristin Rehse (GSU) 7-5, 6-0
- Arina Taluyenko (GSU) def. Alex Kitchen (USM) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
- Daniela Ramirez (GSU) def. Rikeetha Pereira (USM) 7-6 (3-0), 6-4
- Damira Muminovic (GSU) def. Elena Roca (USM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
- Tjasa Jerse (USM) def. Lara Vovk (GSU) 7-5, 6-4
- Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) def. Claudia Castella (USM) 6-1, 6-2
- Alex Kitchen/Carolin Drescher (USM) def. Tarani Kamoe/Arina Taluyenko (GSU) 6-2
- Kristin Rehse/Damira Muminovic (GSU) def. Elena Roca/Rikeetha Pereira (USM) 6-3
- Tjasa Jerse/Tzu-Hui Chen (USM) def. Daniela Ramirez/Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) 6-3
Southern Miss 5-6
Georgia State 5-5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,2,5,3,4)
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