What you need to know:

*Senior Kristin Rehse was named Sun Belt Player of the Year by the conference on Wednesday afternoon.

*Rehse was also named first team All-Sun Belt.

*Sophomore Damira Muminović was named to the All-Sun Belt second team.


ATLANTA- Kristin Rehse of Georgia State women’s tennis was named Sun Belt Player of the Year as announced by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. Rehse also earned first team All-Sun Belt singles honors, and sophomore Damira Muminović was named second team All-Sun Belt singles.

Rehse led the Panthers with a 16-6 record in the spring season, producing 14 wins from the number one singles slot. The senior was a perfect 6-0 against Sun Belt competition winning all but one of the six matches in straight sets.

Rehse’s big wins extended outside of Sun Belt play as she defeated opponents from No. 30 Mississippi State, No. 35 Tennessee, and No. 50 Oklahoma. The German native’s win in the number one flight against Margot Decker helped GSU knock off No. 38 Kansas State 4-3.

In the fall season, Rehse posted a 6-3 singles record against stiff competition. Kristin’s fall was highlighted by wins over opponents from No. 8 Georgia, No. 17 Miami, and No. 36 Texas A&M.

Joining Rehse on the All-Sun Belt team is sophomore standout Damira Muminović. The Bosnian recorded a 13-7 mark on the season, going 10-3 in the number four singles slot. Damira was 5-1 against the Sun Belt, and clinched Georgia State’s 4-3 win over nationally ranked Kansas State.

Muminović enjoyed an 8-5 record in the fall season, highlighted by a 3-0 mark against the Sun Belt. She added wins against opponents from No. 17 Miami and Purdue.

Rehse, Muminović, and the rest of the Panthers earned the number two seed in this weekend’s Sun Belt Tournament. GSU will take on the winner of Appalachian State and Texas State Friday morning in Peachtree City. State is looking to win the conference and make the NCAA tournament for the second time in the last three seasons.


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