What you need to know:
* No. 3 seed Georgia State dropped a close semifinal match to No. 2 South Alabama 4-2 in New Orleans, La.
* Damira Muminović and Lara Vovk each notched singles victories in the No. 5 and 6 flights, but it was not enough in the end.
* The Panthers (13-9) end head into the off-season returning seven student-athletes. Senior Tarani Kamoe’s doubles match went unfinished to start the day.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – No. 3 seed Georgia State fell to No. 2 South Alabama in the semifinals of the SBC tournament.
The Jaguars (21-4) took the doubles point to start the day by earning wins in the No. 1 and 3 flights. They move on to face No. 1 seed UL Monroe in the championship match at 11 a.m. ET.
Georgia State earned two singles wins in the No. 5 and 6 flights. Damira Muminović and Lara Vovk each took care of business with victories. Muminovic finished with an 11-8 record and Vovk tallied her 8th singles win to get to a winning record this season.
Freshman Arina Taluyenko led the Panthers with a 15-4 overall singles record.
The Panthers finish the 2017 season at 13-9. GSU is set to return seven players next fall.
Tennis Match Results
South Alabama vs Georgia State
Apr 22, 2017 at New Orleans, La.
(City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center)
South Alabama 4, Georgia State 2
- Rehse,Kristin (GSU) vs. Stiteler, Alexandria (USA) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-4, unfinished
- Valkova, Laura (USA) def. Taluyenko,Arina (GSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
- Mitta, Monica (USA) def. Ramirez,Daniela (GSU) 6-0, 6-3
- Martins, Patricia (USA) def. Grosheva,Anastasia (GSU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
- Muminovic,Damira (GSU) def. Matuskova, Laura (USA) 6-4, 6-3
- Vovk,Lara (GSU) def. Zolotareva, Alina (USA) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2
- Martins, Patricia/Valkova, Laura (USA) def. Ramirez,Daniela/Rehse,Kristin (GSU) 7-6 (7-2)
- Kamoe,Tarani/Taluyenko,Arina (GSU) vs. Mitta, Monica/Stiteler, Alexandria (USA) 6-6 (5-3), unfinished
- Matuskova, Laura/Zolotareva, Alina (USA) def. Grosheva,Anastasia/Vovk,Lara (GSU) 6-2
South Alabama 21-4
Georgia State 13-9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,5,6,2,4)
2017 Sun Belt Women's Tennis Championship
#2 Georgia State vs. #3 South Alabama
Official: Dale Williamson T-3:26 A-111
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