AUBURN, ALA- Georgia State women’s tennis split a pair of matches Saturday to close out the season’s opening weekend. GSU was defeated 4-1 by Oklahoma, but bounced back in the night session to defeat ULM by the same score. Senior Kristin Rehse led the way with a singles victory and a doubles win on the day.

In the afternoon match the Panthers fell 4-1 to the Sooners. GSU dropped the doubles point, however Arina Taluyenko and Rehse were on the brink of winning their incomplete set.

Rehse continued to play good tennis for GSU, winning 6-1, 6-1 in the number two singles slot. Taluyenko and Daniela Ramirez forced their opponents into third sets before Oklahoma clinched the match.

The Panthers showed great resolve responding with a 4-1 win in the nightcap. GSU took the doubles point by virtue of wins from Rehse/Taluyenko and Anastasia Grosheva/Daniela Ramirez.

In singles action Ramirez, Taluyenko, and Damira Muminović all secured straight set wins to clinch the first win of the season for GSU.

 "We had great energy all weekend and really fought through some injuries well", said coach Jason Marshall. "We really rebounded well from our loss against OU which we felt that we didn’t play the level we were capable. We still have lots of improvement we need to work on to get our games up the level we know we can play."

Georgia State will have next weekend off before a Febuary 3rd meeting with Oregon. The Panthers will take on the Ducks at the Byers Tennis Complex at Georgia Tech.

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RESULTS: vs. Oklahoma

 

Doubles:

 

  1. Brigante/Sethi (OU) vs. Taluyenko/Rehse (GSU) 5-4 DNF
  2. Romero/Miyazaki (OU) defeated Muminović /Ramirez (GSU) 6-3
  3. Miller/Stripp (0U) defeated Vovk/Grosheva (GSU) 6-1

 

Singles:

 

  1. Lily Miyazaki (OU) defeated Elizabet Danailova (GSU) 6-2, 6-3
  2. Kristin Rehse (GSU) defeated Simran Kaur Sethi (OU) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Christina Brigante (OU) vs. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 DNF
  4. Camila Romero (0U) vs. Arina Taluyenko (GSU) 6-1, 4-6, 2-4 DNF
  5. Malene Stripp (OU) defeated. Damira Muminović (GSU) 6-1, 6-4
  6. Skyler Miller (OU) defeated Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) 6-1, 6-2

 

 

RESULTS: vs. ULM

 

Doubles:

 

  1. Taluyenko/Rehse (GSU) defeated Radu/Grigoriu (ULM) 6-1
  2. Muminović /Vovk (GSU) vs. Andrei /Snita (ULM) 4-4 DNF
  3. Grosheva /Ramirez (GSU) defeated Salerno/Silwanowicz (ULM) 6-3

 

Singles:

 

  1. Kristin Rehse (GSU) vs. Stefana Andrei (ULM) 6-2, 3-6 DNF
  2. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) defeated Teodora Radu (ULM) 6-2,7-5
  3. Arina Taluyenko (GSU) defeated Karolina Snita (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
  4. Damira Muminović (GSU) defeated Florencia Salerno (ULM) 6-1, 6-2
  5. Karolina Silwanowicz (ULM) defeated Lara Vovk (GSU) 6-1, 6-3
  6. Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) vs. Madalina Grigoriu (ULM) 7-6, 3-2 DNF