What you need to know:

*The Georgia State women's tennis team split a pair of matches Saturday afternoon, falling to Furman and defeating Liberty.

*Sophomore Damira Muminović clinched the victory over the Flames, taking the match to the tiebreaker set.

*GSU will return to the court next weekend for SBC action in Conway, S.C.


GREENVILLE, S.C.- The Georgia State women’s tennis team split play at Furman Saturday afternoon, falling to Furman 4-3 but defeating Liberty 4-3. Sophomore Damira Muminović clinched the win over Liberty.

With the split, the Panthers are now 8-11 on the season.

Georgia State went down 3-0 to open play against the Paladins, dropping the doubles point at the No. 2 position and the No. 1 and No. 6 positions early in the match. GSU fought back, winning the next three matches to tie the score 3-3, but Lara Vovk fell 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 in the tiebreaker set and Furman earned the clinch.

The Panthers fared better against the Flames, clinching the doubles point and a singles point at the No. 2 position to go up 2-0. Liberty edged back, tying the match 2-0 at the No. 6 and No. 3 position.

Kristin Rehse put GSU within one of the clinch, but the Flames tied the match once again as Vovk again fell in the tiebreaker set. Muminović clinched the match at the No. 4 position, earning a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory.

“This was a great win today,” head coach Jason Marshall said. “Anytime we can overcome circumstances that we been dealt is a great day. Liberty is a good team and really made us have to compete hard to earn the victory. It was really difficult over the past eight days to play this many matches, but to finish on a strong note really shows a lot about our team.”

The Panthers will return to the next weekend for Sun Belt Conference action, facing Appalachian State and Troy in Conway, S.C.