What you need to know:
*Georgia State women’s tennis lost 4-1 in the season opener to Florida Gulf Coast.
*GSU will face Cornell in Fort Myers tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
Fort Myers, Fla.- Georgia State women’s tennis dropped the season opener 4-1 to Florida Gulf Coast Friday morning in Fort Myers. The Panthers lone point came via a 6-0, 6-0 win in number three singles by Daniela Ramirez.
Eva Chivu and Damira Muminović provided a spark for the Panthers winning 7-5 on court two over Madison Gallegos and Sofia Perez. However, the Eagles would win on courts one and three to take the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.
Ramirez started her senior season off on the right foot with a quick two set win in which she did not concede a game. After dropping sets in the one and four spot respectively, freshmen Eva Chivu (6-0) and Andreea Stanescu (6-1) would win their second sets forcing a tiebreaker. Chivu would fall in 7-2 in the tiebreaker giving FGCU the clinching point.
Muminović, who dropped her opening singles set 7-6 and Stanescu would not finish their matches.
Georgia State is back on the courts tomorrow for a neutral site match with Cornell. The Panthers and Big Red will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Fort Myers
Eva Chivu/Damira Muminović def. Madison Gallegos/Sofia Perez 7-5
Maja Ornberg def. Eva Chivu 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (7-2)
Damira Muminović vs. Sara Kelly 6-7, DNF
Daniela Ramirez def. Julia Ascua 6-0, 6-0
Andreea Stanescu vs. Laura Falceto 2-6, 6-1, DNF
Sofia Perez def. Lara Vovk 6-3, 6-4
Madison Gallegos def. Anastasia Grosheva 6-2, 6-1
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