What you need to know:
*GSU defeated UT Martin 5-2 Sunday afternoon in Peachtree Corners.
*The Panthers will look to keep winning as they host Georgia Southern next Saturday at GSU Clarkston Campus.
ATLANTA- Georgia State women’s tennis (3-7) defeated UT Martin (1-6) by a score of 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Lifetime Tennis and Fitness Center in Peachtree Corners. The Panthers won the doubles point and got singles wins from Anastasia Grosheva, Eva Chivu, Damira Muminović, and Daniela Ramirez.
GSU got out to a quick start in doubles play as Grosheva and Lara Vovk won a 6-3 decision on court two. Damira Muminović and Arielle Nealy finished off the Skyhawks with a 6-2 win on court three to clinch the doubles point for State. Ramirez and Chivu were tied 5-5 on court one when play was stopped.
UT Martin would immediately tie the match at 1-1 via a walkover as Georgia State did not have a player in the number six singles slot. Freshman Eva Chivu would quickly break the tie with a dominating 6-2, 6-0 win in on court one.
Muminović would make it 3-1 State as she cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win on court three, but the Skyhawks would narrow the gap by winning on court four. Ramirez clinched the win for the Panthers on court two with a 7-5, 6-3 victory. Moments later, Grosheva put the icing on the cake with a 6-2, 7-6 win in the five spot.
Up next for the Panthers is Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference opener against rival Georgia Southern. Georgia State will host the Eagles at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at GSU Clarkston Campus.
1. Chivu/Ramirez (GSU) vs. Jamamukhambetova/Potter (UTM) 5-5 DNF
2. Grosheva/Vovk (GSU) def. Sakurai/Pratt (UTM) 6-3
3. Muminović/Nealy (GSU) def. Campbell/Plantada (UTM) 6-2
1. Eva Chivu (GSU) def. Asel Jamamukhambetova (UTM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Daniela Ramirez (GSU) Jemima Potter (UTM) 7-5, 6-3
3. Damira Muminović (GSU) def. Amelia Campbell (UTM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Andrea Plantada (UTM) def. ara Lara Vovk (GSU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Anastasia Grosheva (GSU) Mizuki Sakurai (UTM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Jule Streif (UTM) def. No Player (GSU) 6-0, 6-0 Walkover
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