What you need to know:
*GSU women’s tennis has earned the two seed in this weekend’s Sun Belt Tournament
*The Panthers will take on the winner of Appalachian State and Texas State in the quarterfinals Friday morning.
ATLANTA- Georgia State women’s tennis will be the number two seed in the Sun Belt Tournament this weekend in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Panthers await the winner of the Appalachian State and Texas State who play in the opening round on Thursday.
GSU enjoyed a 4-3 victory over App State on March 24th in Conway, South Carolina. The Panthers did not face Texas State in regular season play. GSU finished the regular season with a 9-14 mark, 3-4 in conference play.
The Panthers will have the comfort of being close to home, as all of the weekend’s action will be played at the Peachtree City Tennis Center just 30 miles from campus. GSU will also have the advantage of the Sun Belt Player of the Year heading their lineup in Kristin Rehse.
Rehse was named Player of the Year by the conference on Wednesday afternoon following a 16-6 spring season that saw the senior record 14 wins in the number one singles flight. Rehse was a perfect 6-0 in completed Sun Belt matches this season.
Kristin was not the only Panther to earn postseason accolades, as sophomore Damira Muminović was named to the conference second team singles squad. Muminović posted 13 wins on the season and was 10-3 when playing in the four spot for head coach Jason Marshall.
GSU will begin their quest to take home the title in the quarterfinal round at 11:30 Friday morning. Should the Panthers advance, Saturday’s semifinal at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday’s final match, also at 10:00 a.m. are scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN3.
For a full tournament preview visit the tournament central page at sunbeltsports.org
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