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table of contents 2014 Preview

Roster and Schedule......................................4 Quick Facts and Team Information............6 2012 Season Preview.....................................8

Georgia State University

Georgia State University.............................10 GSU Campus................................................12 Atlanta...........................................................14 Campus Housing.........................................16 President Mark P. Becker............................18 Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick......19 Sports Medicine...........................................20 Athletics Master Facilities Plan..................21 Staff Directory..............................................22 Sun Belt Conference....................................23 Student-Athlete Development...................24

Panther Staff

Interim Head Coach Robin Stephenson...26 Assistant Coach Kurt Clemmons..............27 Sports Communications.............................28

The Panthers

Maryna Kozachenko...................................30 Abigail Tere-Apisah.....................................32 Masa Grgan..................................................34 Chaimaa Roudami.......................................36 Linn Timmermann.....................................38 Tiffany Flood................................................40 Tarani Kamoe...............................................40 Marcia Tere-Apisah.....................................41 Madison Umbaugh......................................41 *Player bios listed in order by class

2012-13 Review

2012-13 Season Review..............................42 2012-13 Match Statistics.............................44

Women’s Tennis History

Individual Best Seasons..............................46 Season-by-Season Results..........................48 All-Conference/Academic.........................51 All-Time Letterwinners..............................53 All-Time Rankings......................................54

Credits

The 2014 GSU Women’s Tennis media guide is a production of the Georgia Sports Communications office and was created using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. The guide was written, designed and edited by Cassie Folck. Cover design by Summit Media.

Photographs

Photos supplied by Bill Kallenberg and Georgia State Sports Communications files.

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roster

NAME Tarani Kamoe Tiffany Flood Masa Grgan Maryna Kozachenko Chaimaa Roudami Abigail Tere-Apisah Marcia Tere-Apisah Linn Timmermann Madison Umbaugh

COACHING STAFF Robin Stephenson Kurt Clemmons

HT. 5-6 5-11 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-4

HAND Left Right Right Right Right Right Right Right Right

YR. HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) (LAST SCHOOL) Freshman Nadi, Fiji (Central College Lautoka) Freshman Johns Creek, Ga. (Johns Creek HS) Junior Maribor, Slovenia (Il Gimnazija Maribor) Senior Kiev, Ukraine (Kiev International School) Junior Casablanca, Morocco (Groupe Scolaire d’Anfa) Senior Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Albury HS) Freshman Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Central College Lautoka) Sophomore Rostock, Germany (Saddlebrook Preparatory School) Freshman Cumming, Ga. (Forsyth HS)

POSITION Interim Head Coach Assistant Coach

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Masa Grgan............... MASHA, gerr-GONE Maryna Kozachenko............ muh-REE-nah ......................................KAHZ-uh-chehn-ko Chaimaa Roudami.........................SHAY-ma ROO-dah-me Abigail Tere-Apisah......tear-ee AH-pee-sah Marcia Tere-Apisah....................Mar-see-uh ........................................tear-ee AH-pee-sah Madison Umbaugh......................UMM-Bah

EXPERIENCE First Season First Season

BY STATE/COUNTRY USA/Georgia.................................................2 Papua New Guinea.......................................2 Germany........................................................1 Morocco.........................................................1 Slovenia..........................................................1 Ukraine..........................................................1 Fiji...................................................................1

ALMA MATER Alabama, 2006 Georgia Tech, 1999 BY CLASS Seniors............................................................2 Juniors............................................................2 Sophomores...................................................1 Freshmen.......................................................4


schedule DAY

DATE

Thursday-Sunday

April 17-21

TBA

New Orleans, La.

TBA

Thursday-Monday

May 16-27

TBA

Urbana, Ill.

TBA

Friday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday Friday Sunday Saturday Sunday

Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 March 2 March 8 March 9 March 14 March 15 March 21 March 23 April 5 April 6

OPPONENT

Brenau Troy* Mercer Alabama Purdue Tulsa Arizona Texas Tech Kennesaw State Columbia NC State Brown Winthrop Tulane Rice Louisiana-Monroe* SC State VCU South Florida

LOCATION

Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta Athletic Club Piedmont Park Tuscaloosa, Ala. West Lafayette, Ind. West Lafayette, Ind. Lubbock, Texas Lubbock, Texas Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta Athletic Club New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La. Piedmont Park Piedmont Park Tampa, Fla. Tampa, Fla.

SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

NCAA WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

TIME

2 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. NOON NOON 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. NOON TBA 1 p.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m.

Bold indicates home match | All times are listed as Eastern and are subject to change | *Sun Belt match

NCAA Principle of Sporting Behavior and Ethical Conduct: For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches, and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program.


quick facts GENERAL INFORMATION

WOMEN’S TENNIS HISTORY

School............................................................. Georgia State University Location............................................................................... Atlanta, Ga. Founded........................................................................................... 1913 Enrollment................................................................................... 33,000 Nickname..................................................................................Panthers Colors.........................................................Blue (PMS 286) and White Affiliation................................................................... NCAA Division I Tennis Conference............................................... Sun Belt Conference President.........................................................Mark P. Becker/5th Year Athletics Director....................................... Cheryl L. Levick/5th Year Athletics Dept. Phone.................................................. (404) 413-4000

First Year of Competition............................................. 1976 (38th yr.) Overall Record............................................................... 315-271 (.536) Conference Championships.................................................................1 NCAA Team Appearances...................................................................0 NCAA Singles Appearances.................................................................2 (Abigail Tere-Apisah/NCAA Singles Championship 2012) (Abigail Tere-Apisah/NCAA Singles Championship 2013) NCAA Doubles Appearances..............................................................1 .(Abigail Tere-Apisah/Masa Grgan/NCAA Doubles Championship 2013)

WOMEN’S TENNIS STAFF

2012-13 Overall Record.................................................................. 8-11 Splits................................................Home 3-2, Away 1-7, Neutral 4-2 2013 SBC Record/Finish..........................................................2-1/2nd Conference Splits...........................Home 0-0, Away 0-0, Neutral 2-1 SBC Tournament......................................................... W, 4-3 vs. ULM W, 4-0 vs. Middle Tennessee L, 2-4 vs. No. 60 North Texas Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................................................... 5/2 Starters Returning/Lost.................................................................... 5/2 Newcomers.............................................................................................4

Interim Head Coach.................... Robin Stephenson (Alabama, ‘06) Career Record.........................................................................0-0 (.000) Record at Georgia State (1st Season)...................................0-0 (.000) Office Phone.................................................................. (404) 413-4072 Fax.................................................................................. (404) 413-4001 E-mail................................................................rstephenson2@gsu.edu Assistant Coach...........................................................Kurt Clemmons E-mail...................................................................kclemmons@gsu.edu Strength & Conditioning Coach............................ Yolanda Berryhill Athletic Trainer............................................................... Charles Kister

TEAM INFORMATION


quick facts 2012-13 STATISTICS

SINGLES PLAYER OVERALL SBC Whitney Byrd 9-16 1-1 Phoebe Chiem 1-5 0-0 Jocelyn Ffriend 10-9 0-1 Masa Grgan 12-18 0-2 Maryna Kozachenko 11-6 2-0 Megan Nelms 1-3 0-0 Chaimaa Roudami 14-13 0-1 Abigail Tere-Apisah 22-11 3-0 Linn Timmermann 19-14 2-1 Natallia Vavulina 6-3 0-0

DOUBLES OVERALL SBC 9-9 0-1 5-1 0-0 7-14 1-1 25-6 2-0 10-12 0-1 4-1 0-0 10-4 1-0 21-4 2-0 12-11 2-1 5-2 0-0

2012-13 HONORS Abigail Tere-Apisah -2013 All-Sun Belt First Team Singles -2013 All-Sun Belt First Team Doubles -SBC All-Tournament Team -GSU Female Student-Athlete of the Year -NCAA Singles Championship Appearance -NCAA Doubles Championship Appearance -USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Participant -Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Participant Masa Grgan -2013 All-Sun Belt First Team Doubles -NCAA Doubles Championship Appearance Linn Timmermann -SBC All-Tournament Team

2014 NEWCOMERS PLAYER YR. HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL) Tiffany Flood Fr. Johns Creek, Ga. (Johns Creek HS) Tarani Kamoe Fr. Nadi, Fiji (Central College Lautoka) Marcia Tere-Apisah Fr. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Central College Lautoka) Madison Umbaugh Fr. Cumming, Ga. (West Forsyth HS)


season preview

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he Georgia State women’s tennis team is ready to begin the 2014 spring season and its quest for the conference championship crown that has eluded it. The Panthers have reached the conference final the past three years, last year in the Sun Belt Conference and in the Colonial Athletic Association the two years before that. They are still looking for that final win that will secure an NCAA team berth. Interim head coach Robin Stephenson will look to have a successful first year as a head coach. Her Panthers were ranked No. 74 in the ITA preseason rankings, while senior Abigail TereApisah was a school record No. 8 in the singles poll. Tere-Apisah combined with junior Masa Grgan to be ranked No. 21 in the nation. The Panthers are poised for the breakthrough they covet and Stephenson believes her veteran team is up for the challenge. “We start the season off with our team in the national rankings, as well as a singles player and a doubles team,”

Stephenson said. “We are looking to improve on the success we have had in the past and continue to build for the future of the program. Our strength of schedule at the beginning of the season will definitely help us to be prepared to play our best tennis towards the end of the season and into post-season play.” Georgia State returns two seniors, two juniors and one sophomore from last season’s squad that posted an 8-11 record before falling in the Sun Belt championship match. The Panthers also added four talented freshmen, three of whom saw the court during the fall season. Schedule In the fall, the Panthers hosted two tournaments, while competing in two others. GSU hosted the Atlanta Classic in late September and the Southern Shootout in early October. The Panthers also traveled to Athens, Ga., to compete in the ITA Regional Championship and to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Tere-Apisah and Grgan traveled to Palisades, Calif., to compete in the All-

American Championships, while TereApisah traveled to Flushing, N.Y., to advance all the way to the consolation singles final at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Georgia State will embark on an ambitious spring schedule, beginning by hosting Troy on Jan. 25 and Mercer on Jan. 29. The Panthers will then hit the road for five matches, all against preseason ranked opponents, ranging from 12 to 73. GSU will return home for five matches, including ranked Columbia and NC State. Following the home stand, the Panthers will head to New Orleans, which is also the site for the Sun Belt Conference Championship in April, to face preseason ranked opponents Tulane and Rice. On March 21, Sun Belt foe Louisiana-Monroe will come to Atlanta, followed by South Carolina State on March 23. GSU will then close out the regular season with a pair of matches against preseason ranked teams VCU and USF, before heading to New Orleans for the Sun Belt Conference Championship.


season preview “We are looking forward to this spring season and the challenges that we will face,” Stephenson said. “We have a similar strength of schedule as we had last year, so this team will know what we are up against and we are dedicated to moving this program forward. “We will face several tough road tests against some of the best teams in the country, but our players know that in order to accomplish our goals we will need to overcome adversity and take advantage of our opportunities.” Singles Already the most decorated player in school history, senior Abigail TereApisah will continue to set and break records as she enters her final season at GSU. She is currently 24-16 against ranked opponents and in the fall, defeated her highest ranked opponent, No. 4 Zsofi Susanyi of California, at the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. “The team will be led by Abby, who is coming into the spring with her highest ever ranking inside the top 10 nationally,” Stephenson said. “Her best tennis is still ahead of her and she is

capable of having her senior year be her best season yet.”

No. 2 team in the nation from Georgia, at the ITA Regional Championships.

Upperclassmen Grgan, junior Chaimaa Roudami, sophomore Linn Timmermann and senior Maryna Kozachenko are expected to contribute to the singles efforts.

The pair advanced to the semifinals before falling to the eventual champions from Georgia Tech, Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard. Abigail Tere-Apisah and Grgan defeated the Georgia Tech pair in the Atlanta Classic earlier in the fall.

Freshmen Tarani Kamoe and Marcia Tere-Apisah, younger sister of Abigail, each played in 11 singles matches in the fall. Freshman Tiffany Flood competed in three singles matches as well. “Our two freshmen, Tarani and Marcia, will make an immediate impact right away and help push our team,” Stephenson said. “They have both showed a lot of improvement over the fall and had several highlights in both singles and doubles in their first semester.” Doubles While Abigail Tere-Apisah and Grgan will anchor the doubles for GSU, Kamoe and Marcia Tere-Apisah made a name for themselves in the fall season. The freshman doubles duo went 7-3, including an upset over the

“Our doubles lineup will be led by Abby and Masa who have proven to be one of the top teams in the country and have made incredible strides in the past year and a half,” Stephenson said. “Our returners are excited to get the season started and work toward our goal of a conference championship after falling in the final last year.” The Panthers lost the doubles point in their 4-2 loss to North Texas in the Sun Belt Conference championship. Georgia State will begin its quest for a conference title on Jan. 25 against Troy. The match will begin at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club.


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

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eorgia State University is a leading urban research university, educating Georgia’s most diverse student population.

With an enrollment of more than 32,000 students, it is the second largest institution in the University System of Georgia. Students arrive from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation and more than 150 countries. Georgia State offers educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression. With strong disciplinary-based departments and a wide array of problem-oriented interdisciplinary programs, the goal of the university is to develop, transmit, and utilize knowledge in order to provide access to quality education for diverse groups of students, to educate leaders for the State of Georgia and the nation, and to prepare citizens for lifelong learning in a global society. Georgia State was founded in 1913 and celebrates its Centennial in 2013. The university offers 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Law, the Honors College, the Institute of Public Health, and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.


Georgia State has over 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs, including these top U.S. programs: • No. 1 Best Value Law School • No. 2 Best Health Law Program • No. 2 Best JD/MA in Philosophy • No. 4 Best Program in Public Finance and Budgeting • No. 4 Best Risk Management and Insurance Program • No. 8 Best Computer Information Systems Program • No. 10 Best Real Estate Program • No. 12 Best Program in City Management and Urban Policy • No. 12 Best Program in Nonprofit Management • No. 13 Best Hospitality Program

One of the most diverse universities in America, Georgia State is first in the nation among non-profit institutions in graduating African-American students.


GSU CAMPUS

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ocated in the heart of one of America’s great cities, the Georgia State University campus has a profound influence on the changing landscape of downtown Atlanta. While the building blocks of the university will always be high-achieving students, world-class faculty and groundbreaking research, Georgia State boasts an ever-expanding and improving campus to accommodate that foundation. In the last decade, the Rialto Theater restoration, Student Center, Student Recreation Center, University Lofts, University Commons, Helen M. Aderhold classroom building, Parker H. Petit Science Teaching and Research Center and many other buildings have transformed the downtown cityscape at Atlanta’s core.


Georgia State is where city life meets campus life for a unique and exciting student experience. • Five residence halls housing over 4,000 students • More than 300 student organizations • Six campus dining locations • State-of-the-art Student Recreation Center • Six student media outlets


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tlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience. Students and faculty are part of a living laboratory where they study and create solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. The metropolitan Atlanta area is home to more than five million people and the world’s busiest airport. GSU students benefit from resources for research, access to prominent leaders and thinkers, and proximity to internships, jobs and service related to their field of study. Students intern at Fortune 500 companies, national non-profits, government agencies and federal and state courts. More Georgia executives hold advanced degrees from the Robinson College of Business than from any other school in the Southeast.

Some of the many attractions within minutes of the Georgia State campus: • Georgia Aquarium • Centennial Olympic Park • Georgia Dome • Philips Arena • Martin Luther King Jr. Center • CNN Center • State Capitol • Turner Field • World of Coca Cola • Carter Presidential Library • College Football Hall of Fame (open in 2014)


CAMPUS HOUSING

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he Georgia State University campus features some of the finest housing facilities in the nation. On-campus housing continues to grow, and more than 4,000 GSU students now live on campus. The University Commons, opened in 2007, is a 4.2-acre complex of four buildings surrounding a landscaped courtyard. All units come with fully-equipped kitchens, furnished bedrooms and spacious living areas. During the fall of 2009, Patton Hall opened to provide suite-style living for 325 residents and includes an on-site dining facility. In 2010, GSU opened its first Greek housing, which consists of nine fraternities and sororities housed in three-story townhomes. Opened in 2011, the Piedmont North Complex houses approximately 1,100 residents and offers a traditional residence hall lifestyle with all the amenities one would expect from a premier housing program, including a dining facility. The University Lofts, opened in 2002, contain fullyfurnished, loft-style apartments that blend urban style with modern features. All residence halls feature a full range of amenities including study and community lounge areas, laundry facilities, 24/7 security patrols, on-site or nearby parking and more.

UNIVERSITY COMMONS


NO. 1 IN THE NATION Georgia State University’s residence halls have been ranked No. 1 in the nation by Dormsplash.com.

UNIVERSITY LOFTS

PIEDMONT NORTH

PATTON HALL

GREEK HOUSING


MARK P. BECKER GSU PRESIDENT

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ince beginning his tenure as Georgia State University’s seventh president in January 2009, President Mark P. Becker has provided a vision for the future of Georgia State University and led the institution into a period of marked growth and advancement. Reflecting his vision of the urban public research university for the 21st century, the university adopted a dynamic 10-year strategic plan that has Georgia State well on its way to becoming one of the nation’s premier urban research universities. As a first generation college student who began his educational career at a community college, Becker is personally and professionally committed to ensuring that students of all economic backgrounds succeed and are given opportunities to compete on a level playing field. Under his leadership, Georgia State’s graduation rate has already increased by 10 percent, and the university is becoming a national model for undergraduate education. It leads the nation in eliminating disparities in graduation rates based on race or ethnicity, and, as one of the most diverse universities in America, is first in the nation among non-profit institutions in graduating AfricanAmerican students. By promoting the achievements of the university, making it more visible locally and nationally, and demonstrating the value of a Georgia State degree, the university under Becker’s leadership has set a series of university records for enrollment, graduation rates and total graduates. Becker has also placed high priority on ensuring financial support for students, and as a result need- and meritbased scholarship funds distributed by the university have tripled since his arrival. Becker’s passion for student success has been matched by his commitment to increasing multidisciplinary research and economic development as facilitated by the creation of new research centers, the Second Century Initiative—an ambitious program to hire one-hundred senior faculty members to serve in interdisciplinary research clusters, and an enhanced emphasis on the translation of faculty research into products and companies. This commitment has brought the university to new heights of research accomplishment, as reflected, for example, in new university records for sponsored research funding and federal research funding. Being globally connected and engaged is another important component of Becker’s

vision for the modern research university. Seeking to position Georgia State faculty and students to thrive in an increasingly complex and global landscape, Becker has worked with faculty leaders and international partners to enhance Georgia State’s global profile. In 2010 the university partnered with Beijing Language and Culture University to establish a Confucius Institute with an emphasis on business and commerce. In 2012 the institute was named a “2012 Confucius Institute of the Year.” Becker is particularly committed to developing strong partnerships with universities in rapidly growing economies. As a result, the university is working to strengthen relationships with counterparts in Brazil, China, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey. These partners are the basis for the development of new student and faculty exchanges, study abroad programs, research collaborations, executive training initiatives, government and private sector networks, and dual-degree programs. Becker has aggressively advanced the campus’ physical development and revitalization of downtown Atlanta. This has included major additions to campus housing and dining, research and academic facilities, as well as intramural and athletics facilities. In 2010 the university added football to its athletics program, and in 2013 added sand volleyball and moved to the Sun Belt Conference to advance into the Division I – FBS level of NCAA competition. Throughout his career Becker has served on boards and committees of civic, government and professional bodies. He serves, for example, on the boards of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Research Alliance, Woodruff Arts Center, and the Atlanta Committee for Progress. He also serves on the executive committees of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (Chair) and Central Atlanta Progress. Trained as a statistician, Becker has had a distinguished career in biostatistics and public

health sciences. For most of his professorial career he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, where he also held appointments in the Institute for Social Research, and the Department of Statistics. He was made a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Becker has been principal investigator on research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He has published extensively in leading journals, and his doctoral students have gone on to successful careers in leading higher education institutions and with multinational companies. Becker served on multiple editorial boards, was co-editor of Sociological Methodology, and was a guest editor for Sociological Methods and Research and for the Journal of the American Statistical Association. Prior to his appointment as president of Georgia State, Becker was executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina and dean of the School of Public Health and assistant vice president of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response at the University of Minnesota. From 1989 to 2000, Becker was a professor in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, where he also was associate dean for academic affairs. He has held academic appointments at the University of Washington, the University of Florida and Cornell University. Becker attended Harford (Md.) Community College, earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Towson State University in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in statistics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985. Becker grew up in Havre de Grace, Md., near Baltimore. He and his wife, Laura Voisinet, have two adult children, Matthew and Julia.


CHERYL L. LEVICK D I R E C TO R O F AT H L E T I C S

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highly respected administrator with over two decades of experience guiding programs to the highest level of NCAA play, Cheryl L. Levick has successfully combined athletic and educational opportunities for students since the start of her career in collegiate athletics. As Georgia State’s Director of Athletics, Levick has helped boost the Panthers’ visibility on the national stage in multiple sports while adhering to the athletic department’s mission statement of shaping champions for today and leaders for tomorrow. The transformation of the Panther Athletics Department has been remarkable under Levick. Each program has been enhanced or in the case of football, built from scratch – the program had one player, two helmets and seven coaches when she arrived in 2009. Now it is set to compete at the FBS level in just its fourth season. To make that jump in schedule and talent, Levick hired Trent Miles away from his alma mater in December 2012 after he constructed an impressive – if not totally improbable – turnaround at Indiana State. Miles was not the first high-level coaching hire Levick successfully maneuvered for the Panthers as she also plucked Ron Hunter out of the state of Indiana in 2011. He quickly revitalized Georgia State basketball with its first postseason berth in a decade in his first year, and now has Panther fans eagerly awaiting a championship. The significant imprint Levick has created at GSU can be seen across the entire athletic department. She has put Georgia State in position to compete for league titles right off the bat as it fully moves into the Sun Belt Conference in 2013-14. Last year, GSU squads won two SBC team crowns to put the conference on notice that the Panthers are not just

moving up, but they are ready to win from the start. Levick’s tenure in sport-crazy Atlanta has been marked by significant upgrades in facilities and fundraising. Annual giving to the Panther Athletic Club (PAC) has steadily increased by more than tenfold, and the three largest gifts in the history of GSU athletics have been secured. Construction projects have included the GSU Football Practice Complex, new facilities for strength and conditioning and sports medicine, and upgrades to every venue used by the Panthers. Arguably the most impressive project to date is the state-of-the-art facility for sand volleyball, the Panthers’ most recent sport addition. It was finished in time for the inaugural season in 2013, and is part of the ambitious Athletics Master Facilities Plan that Levick developed to address needs for every sport. Continuous success has been seen in the classroom as Georgia State student-athletes have excelled in recent years. Together, Panther student-athletes have recorded a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0 for 10 consecutive semesters while completing more than 5,000 hours of community service annually. Levick has been a significant proponent of providing opportunities for women in college sports. She started the Women, Sports and Power Luncheon to raise money for women’s sports by female donors, an event that has been successful at each of her previous stops as athletic director. The event helped raise $50,000 for GSU women’s teams in 2013.

THE LEVICK FAMILY: (from left) Michael Klass, Heather, Melissa, Jason Lake, Cheryl.

In 2011, Levick was named a “Game Changer” among women in sports business by the SportsBusiness Journal, and she was twice (1998 and 1999) named one of the nation’s Top 25 Female Sports Executives by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) also named her Division I Athletic Administrator of the Year in 2001. Levick came to Georgia State from Maryland, where she served as chief of staff/ executive senior athletic director while overseeing the day-to-day management of the 27-sport program. That came after serving three years (2004-07) as director of athletics at Saint Louis, where she led the Billikens’ transition to the Atlantic 10 Conference and was the lead fundraiser for an $80 million on-campus arena and practice complex. In four years (2000-04) as director of athletics and recreation at Santa Clara, Levick oversaw a major renovation of the school’s basketball arena and saw the Broncos’ women’s soccer team capture the 2001 national championship. It is still the only NCAA team title in school history. Levick spent 12 years at Stanford as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. She was the primary administrator for 33 varsity programs that won 44 national championships and helped Stanford to six straight Sears Cup titles. She also served as assistant commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference, assistant director of communications and women’s programs at the NCAA, women’s gymnastics coach and associate athletic director at Slippery Rock, and assistant gymnastics coach and synchronized swim coach at Indiana. Levick began her career at Pattonville Senior High School in St. Louis, Mo., coaching gymnastics and women’s track. Levick is a 1974 graduate of Missouri, and holds a master’s degree in athletic administration from Indiana. She has two daughters: Heather and husband Michael Klass with grandson Brady born in July 2013; and Melissa and husband Jason Lake.


ATHLETICS STAFF GEORGE PIERCE

JAMIE BOGGS

Faculty Athletics Representative

Exec. Senior Associate AD COO / SWA

JOHN PORTLAND

BOB MURPHY

Senior Associate AD Internal Operations

Associate AD Sports Medicine & Nutrition

ALLISON GEORGE Assistant AD Communications

TODD REESER

Assistant AD Human Resources

ROB CLARK

Senior Associate AD External Affairs

Senior Associate AD Development

JERRY TRICKIE

KEVIN WHITE

MISTY BROWN

Associate AD - Strategic Communications & P.R.

MATT NEWHOUSE Assistant AD Marketing

AWILDA RAGLAND

ISAAC FULLARD

Exec. Senior Associate AD Development & Sport Services

CHARLIE TAYLOR Assistant AD Communications

Associate AD Business

ERIC PAZ

Assistant AD Compliance

Assistant AD Development & Special Events

BEN POLLARD

Assistant AD - Speed, Strength & Conditioning

STEVE WOJCIKOWSKI Assistant AD Facilities & Operations


SUN BELT CONFERENCE

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fter more than a year’s worth of anticipation, the wait finally ended. On July 1, 2013, the Georgia State Athletic Department officially became a full member of the Sun Belt Conference and now competes for championships in 14 league-sponsored sports. “We look forward to playing a leadership role in the Sun Belt Conference and our teams competing for Sun Belt titles and postseason berths,” Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick said. “It really is a tremendous day in Georgia State sports history.” GSU’s move onto a national stage in all sports officially began on April 9, 2012. At a press conference inside the Georgia Dome, Sun Belt Conference officials joined Georgia State President Mark Becker and Levick at the public announcement of the Panthers’ impending conference move. A feasibility study begun in the fall of 2011 concluded the Panthers were well positioned to make the jump to the FBS level and that the Sun Belt would be an ideal fit. The rest has been history. The move allows GSU to build on regional rivalries with several schools within driving distance, while also showcasing its talented teams to the country. It is a return home of sorts for Georgia State, which was a founding member of the Sun Belt Conference in 1976. At that time, the league consisted of six universities playing across four men’s sports – basketball, soccer, tennis and golf. Today, the Sun Belt Conference sponsors 18 sports, including 14 that the Panthers will vie for conference titles. On the men’s side, GSU will compete in baseball, basketball, football, golf and tennis, while women’s sports include basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, softball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and court volleyball. GSU has also announced plans to add women’s swimming and diving. The Panthers already own two Sun Belt Conference titles in the past year. Ten individual sports were accepted into the league for 2012-13, giving the women’s cross country and men’s tennis teams a leg up on collecting hardware. Each squad won the Sun Belt title and helped Georgia State finish ahead of two SBC schools in the 2012-13 Vic Bubas Cup standings (an all sports trophy) despite competing in only half of the league’s sports.

SUN BELT PRESS CONFERENCE, APRIL 9, 2012


coaching staff Robin STEPHENSON Interim Head Coach 1st Season Alabama, 2006 A former professional tennis player and All-American at Alabama, Robin Stephenson joins Georgia State for her first season as interim head coach for the women’s tennis team. Stephenson owns Division I women’s tennis coaching experience and a national championship from her days as a volunteer assistant at Georgia Tech. She coached the Yellow Jackets’ women’s tennis team from 2007-09, helping lead the team to a national title in her first season. Stephenson assisted with various aspects of the program. Georgia Tech also won its first two National Indoor Championships in 2007 and 2008 as well as back-to-back ACC Championship titles in those same years. In 2012, she joined the Georgia State staff as an assistant coach under Miha Lisac, before stepping into the role of interim head coach in the fall of 2013. Stephenson owns many accolades as a former collegiate and professional player on the ITF and WTA tours. She competed for the University of Alabama from 2002-06 and reached as high as No. 4 in the ITA Singles rankings during her senior season. She also reached as high as a No. 6 national ranking in doubles. She set the school record for most singles wins in a career (95) and teamed with Ashley Bentley to set the record for doubles victories as a pair in a career (67). She earned All-American status as a singles participant during her junior season in 2005, one of the highest honors in collegiate tennis. She earned the accolade after posting a 27-13 record with 16 victories over ranked opponents in 2005. She was a team captain her sophomore, junior and senior seasons and won the Regional Senior Player of the Year award in 2006. In her professional career, Stephenson competed on the ITF and WTA tour for two years (2007-08). She achieved a career-high ranking of No. 152 in the world in doubles and No. 432 in singles. She won 13 professional doubles titles while on tour with various partners. She competed in many countries around the world and the lead-up WTA events for the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open series. Stephenson was coached by former top 50 ATP player Bryan Shelton, now the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Florida. In total, Stephenson amassed a 101-53 career doubles record on the ITF and WTA tour and notched 44 singles victories. Stephenson is a native of Kitchener, Ontario and graduated with a degree in communications and information sciences with a minor in psychology from Alabama in 2006.

Coaching Accomplishments Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario Alma Mater: Alabama, 2006 • Nationally-ranked singles player (No. 8 Abigail Tere-Apisah) • Nationally-ranked doubles team (No. 21 Abigail Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan) • Freshman doubles team defeated the No. 2 team in the country (Marcia Tere-Apisah and Tarani Kamoe) • Part of Georgia Tech coaching staff that won a national title

Coaching History • 2012-13 Georgia State Assistant Coach • 2007-09 Georgia Tech Volunteer Assistant Coach

Playing Accomplishments • Ranked as high as No. 4 in ITA singles ranking, No. 6 in doubles • Set school record for both singles wins (95) and doubles for a pair (67) • Earned All-American status in singles in 2005 • Regional Senior Player of the Year in 2006 • Competed on ITF and WTA tour from 2007-08 • Had career-high ranking in singles (No. 152) and doubles (No. 432) • Won 13 professional doubles titles while on tour • Amassed a 101-53 career doubles record and 44 singles victories

Education • University of Alabama - B.A. in Communications and Information Sciences (2006)


coaching staff Kurt CLEMMONS Assistant Coach 1st Season Georgia Tech, 1999 A former college player and long-time coach, Kurt Clemmons joins the Georgia State women’s tennis staff in 2013. Clemmons comes to Georgia State from the Tennis Academy of the South in Atlanta, where he was an academy coach since 2005. One year before that, Clemmons was the director of juniors and an academy coach at the Racquet Club of the South, also in Atlanta. From 2002-04, Clemmons was an academy coach at the SmithStearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. In 2001, he was an assistant coach at Georgia Tech under Bryan Shelton. The Lady Yellow Jackets reached the NCAA round of 32 that year in the NCAA tournament. In 2000, Clemmons began his coaching career, starting at the Billy Stearns Tennis Center in Sarasota, Fla. He has had success at every level through the top 50 WTA. Clemmons was a coach to Lilia Osterloh during her rise from No. 97 WTA to the Top 50 WTA. In addition, he also helped numerous players improve their WTA rankings. He coached two junior girls to the USTA Gold Ball National Championship. As an academy coach, he helped in the development of six players who went on to have careers in the top 150 of the WTA. In 2012, Clemmons was invited and coached in five USTA regional training camps. Clemmons played Division I tennis for four years, lettering three years at Jacksonville (1994-97) before playing his senior season at Georgia Tech where he graduated in 1999.

Coaching Accomplishments Hometown: Ocala, Florida Alma Mater: Georgia Tech, 1999 • Nationally-ranked doubles team (No. 21 Abigail Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan) • Freshman doubles team defeated the No. 2 team in the country (Marcia Tere-Apisah and Tarani Kamoe) • Nationally-ranked singles player (No. 8 Abigail Tere-Apisah) • Part of Georgia Tech coaching staff that reached the round of 32 in NCAA tournament

Coaching History • 2013- Georgia State Assistant Coach • 2005-13 Tennis Academy of the South academy coach • 2002-04 Smith-Stearns Tennis Academy academy coach • 2001 Georgia Tech assistant coach • 2000 Billy Stearns Tennis Center academy coach • Coached Lilia Osterloh to the Top 50 of the WTA

Playing Accomplishments • Three-year letterwinner at Jacksonville University • Finished four-year career at Georgia Tech

Education • Georgia Tech University - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1999)


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the panthers Maryna KOZACHENKO Senior Kiev, Ukraine Kiev International School Honors & Awards: 2012 All-CAA First Team Doubles 2011 All-CAA First Team Doubles CAA Player of the Week (2/22/11) Fall 2013: Had 6-3 singles record, including winning six of her last seven matches ... Went undefeated in singles and doubles play at Roberta Alison Fall Classic, winning all six of her matches that weekend ... Had 6-3 doubles record with three different partners. Spring 2013: Went 6-3 in singles play ... Notched five win at No. 6 singles and one win at No. 5 singles ... Picked up a win against Jacqui Katz, 6-3, 6-4, of No. 67 Tulane ... Recorded a 4-9 doubles record ... Three wins came at No. 2 doubles ... Picked up wins against Aleah Marrow and Jimena Wu of No. 72 Syracuse and Meghan Blevins and Karyn Guttormsen of No. 40 Oklahoma State with partner Whitney Byrd. Fall 2012: Notched five singles victories and six doubles win in the fall ... Notched two singles victories in the Atlanta Classic to begin the fall ... Went 3-0 in doubles play with Natallia Vavulina at the Atlanta Classic ... Defeated USF’s Katherine Pyne 6-0, 6-2 at the Southern Shootout ... Won two doubles matches at the Southern Shootout with Natallia Vavulina ... Took two singles victories at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic against opponents from UAB. Spring 2012: Named All-CAA First Team Doubles with partner Whitney Byrd ... Earned a 7-2 record with Byrd on the season playing all matches in the No. 2 position ... Notched a combined record of 10-7 throughout doubles play on the season ... Won six singles matches on the season ... Did not drop a game in a March 21 7-0 win vs. Kennesaw State ... Won 8-0 with Byrd at No. 2 doubles before winning 6-0, 6-0 vs. Jana Hueckinghaus of Kennesaw State. Fall 2011: Went 5-3 in singles during the fall and 4-2 in doubles ... Began the season with a 2-1 singles mark at the Thomasville Invitational ... Teamed with Tereza Lerova to go undefeated in doubles at Thomasville ... Earned three singles victories and a doubles victory at the Southern Shootout ... Won a first-round singles match, 6-4, 6-4 over Jen Evans of FGCU at the ITA Regionals. Spring 2011: Finished her first season as a Panther with a 10-7 mark, playing mostly at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots...She started the season winning seven-straight matches and was named CAA Player of the Week...She helped the Panthers upset No. 35 VCU in the semifinals of the CAA tournament after defeating Josefin Hjertquist, an All-CAA performer, 6-2, 7-5, at No. 3 singles...Kozachenko partnered with Katerina Gresova and Abigail Tere-Apisah to record a 13-4 mark in doubles...Finished the season with a No. 42 national

ranking with Tere-Apisah and was named to the All-CAA First Team in doubles. Prep: At the junior level, reached a ITF ranking of 694 and played in numerous tournaments in Ukraine. Her best tournament was at the Minsk Cup, winning three matches. Personal: Maryna Kozachenko (pronounced “muh-REE-hah KahzUHH-chehn-ko”) was born on July 30, 1992 in Kyiv, Ukraine ... Daughter of Oleg and Valentyna Kozachenko ... Has one sister ... Major is marketing.


the panthers Abigail TERE-APISAH Senior Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Albury HS Honors & Awards: 2013 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying Draw Invitee (Doubles) 2013 Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Year 2013 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship Participant 2013 NCAA Women’s Doubles Championship Particpant (w/ Masa Grgan) 2013 All-Sun Belt First Team Singles and Doubles 2013 Sun Belt Championship All-Tournament Team 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Participant 2013 ITA Southeast Regional Runners-Up (Doubles w/ Masa Grgan) 2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Participant 2012 Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw Invitee 2012 ITA All-American Singles 2012 ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch 2012 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship Participant 2012 CAA Player of the Year 2012 Most Outstanding Performer at CAA Championships 2012 All-CAA First Team Singles 2012 Three-Time CAA Player of the Week in 2012 2011 CAA Rookie of the Year 2011 Most Outstanding Performer at CAA Championships CAA Player of the Week (March 15, 2011) Fall 2013: Had an 11-4 singles record ... Went 6-3 versus ranked opponents ... Recorded wins over No. 67 Kendal Woodard (GT), No. 72 Cierra GaytanLeach (Missouri), No. 75 Olivia Janowicz (Florida) , No. 4 Zsofi Susanyi (California), No. 36 Ronit Yurovsky (Michigan) and No. 18 Pleun Burgmans (Auburn) ... Wins over Susanyi, Yurovsky and Burgmans came at National Indoor Intercollegiate, where Tere-Apisah advanced to the consolation final ... The win over No. 4 Susanyi was the highest in career to date ... Had 8-2 doubles record, 7-2 with Masa Grgan ... With Grgan, defeated the No. 26, No. 52 and No. 45 doubles teams ... Ranked No. 21 with Grgan in ITA preseason doubles rankings ... Fell in third round of 2013 Riviera/ITA AllAmerican Championships to Olmos/Scandalis from USC ... Advanced to round of 16 at ITA Southeast Regionals. Spring 2013: Went 14-6 in singles, finishing the season with a No. 42 singles ranking and No. 34 in doubles ... Named to All-Sun Belt First Team Singles and Doubles ... Competed in NCAA Singles Championship ... Paired with Masa Grgan in NCAA Doubles Championship, losing in a third set tiebreaker in first round match ... Won nine singles matches against ranked opponents ... Lost just four doubles matches with Grgan, three against ranked opponents, with a spring record of 14-4. Fall 2012: Won matches at three elite singles tournaments: Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, ITA Southeast Regional Championships and USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ... Went 8-5 in singles play and 7-1 in doubles play ... Won five matches vs. nationally-ranked singles opponents ... Teamed with Masa Grgan to defeat two nationally-ranked doubles opponents ... Defeated No. 29-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) and No. 94-ranked Elizabeth Kilborn (Ga. Tech) at the Southern Shootout ... Won a 7-5, 6-1 match vs. No. 20-ranked Aeriel Ellis (Texas) at All-American Championships ... Advanced to the singles semifinals at the ITA Regional Championships ... Notched

Tere-Apisah in the Rankings 2014 No. 8 - Jan. 2, 2014

2013 No. 29 - Jan. 3, 2013 No. 28 - Feb. 12, 2013 No. 22 - Feb. 26, 2013 No. 26 - March 12, 2013 No. 37 - March 26, 2013 No. 37 - April 9, 2013 No. 41 - April 16, 2013 No. 41 - April 23, 2013 No. 42 - May 2, 2013 No. 49 - June 5, 2013 No. 37 - Sept. 6, 2013

2012 No. 58 - Feb. 16, 2012 No. 54 - Feb. 22, 2012 No. 54 - Feb. 28, 2012 No. 34 - March 13, 2012 No. 39 - March 27, 2012 No. 35 - April 10, 2012 No. 36 - April 17, 2012 No. 36 - April 24, 2012 No. 37 - April 30, 2012 No. 38 - June 6, 2012

2011 No. 115 - March 15, 2011


the panthers four singles victories, including one against a ranked opponent at Regional Championships ... Also advanced to the final in doubles with teammate Masa Grgan ... Won a 6-2, 7-5 match vs. No. 28 Kata Szekely (Tennessee) at the NIIC. Spring 2012: Earned ITA All-America Singles status with a 6-3, 6-4 win vs. No. 57-ranked Kata Szekely in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship ... Won a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-0 match vs. No. 60-ranked Katie Le (Santa Clara) in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship ... Qualified for the 2012 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship as the CAA’s automatic qualifier ... Named the CAA Player of the Year ... Earned the Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA Championship for the second straight year ... Earned All-CAA First Team Singles honors ... Honored by the ITA as the Southeast Region Player to Watch ... Named CAA Player of the Week three times throughout the season (Feb. 15, March 7, April 10) ... Finished the season ranked No. 37 in the ITA Women’s National Singles Rankings ... Achieved her first national ranking of No. 58 on Feb. 16 ... Climbed as high as No. 34 in the rankings ... Finished the year 17-1 with four victories over ranked opponents ... Began the season with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win vs. No. 68-ranked Kayla Duncan at Wake Forest ... Defeated No. 45-ranked Jillian O’Neil of Georgia Tech 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-5 ... Won a 6-3, 6-4 match vs. No. 41-ranked Marianne Jodoin of Fresno State ... Came back from a 5-0 deficit in the third set to defeat No. 41-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina of USF 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Fall 2011: Posted a 7-1 record during the fall season in singles and a 2-2 mark with Maryna Kozachenko in doubles ... Went a perfect 3-0 at the Southern Shootout to open the fall ... Defeated competition from Jacksonville, South Alabama and Samford ... Notched another 3-0 record at the Atlanta Classic ... Began the ITA Regionals with a 6-1, 6-1, first-round victory over Georgia Southern’s Natalie Maffett ... Dropped a narrow contest to No. 2 seed and eventual singles champion Chelsey Gullickson from Georgia 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (4). Spring 2011: Named Most Outstanding Performer at the CAA championships ... Named CAA Rookie of the Year along with All-CAA First Team in singles & doubles ... Finished her first season as a Panther with one of the best freshman seasons ever recording a 14-2 mark in singles, including a 9-1 record at No. 2 singles ... Started the season by winning seven-straight matches and won 11 of her first 12 matches ... Defeated No. 88 Elizabeth Epstein from Yale, 6-3, 6-3, to earn a ITA national ranking of No. 115 ... Named CAA Player of the Week on March 15 ... Finished the season 6-0 against conference opponents, including a perfect 3-0 in the CAA championships ... Played six matches at No. 1 singles posting a 5-1 mark ... Partnered with Maryna Kozachenko to record a 12-2 mark in doubles ... Finished the season winning seven-straight matches and a 7-1 record at No. 1 doubles ... Finished the season with a No. 42 ITA national ranking in doubles with Kozachenko. Prep: A highly-touted junior player who was named best No. 1 player in NSW Australia ... Helped the Albury High School team to back-toback runner-up finishes in all NSW Australia ... Participated in the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championships and reached the round of 16 before losing to No. 1 seed Marianne Jodoin, 6-4, 6-2 ... Earned a careerhigh ITF junior ranking of No. 124 on Sept. 14, 2009 ... During her junior career, earned 42 singles victories and 45 doubles wins. Personal: Abigail Agivanagi Tere-Apisah (pronounced “tear-ee AHpee-suh”) was born on July 13, 1992 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ... Daughter of Kwalam Apisah and Verenagi Tere ... Has two brothers Patrick and Lawrence ... Also has one sister Marcia, also on the Georgia State tennis team ...Comes from a tennis family, father and mother are coaches ... Major is health and physical education.

Tere-Apisah vs. Ranked Opponents All-Time Record: 22-16 3/13/11 No. 88 Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) W, 6-3, 6-3 1/22/12 No. 93 Kayla Duncan (Wake Forest) W, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 1/27/12 No. 45 Jillian O’Neill (Ga. Tech) W, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5 3/2/12 No. 42 Marianne Jodoin (Fresno State) W, 6-3, 6-4 4/8/12 No. 41 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) W, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 5/23/12 No. 60 Katie Le (Santa Clara) W, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-0 5/24/12 No. 57 Kata Szekely (Tennessee) W, 6-3, 6-4 9/22/12 No. 29 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) W, 6-3, 6-1 9/23/12 No. 94 Elizabeth Kilborn (Ga. Tech) W, 6-3, 7-5 10/5/12 No. 20 Aeriel Ellis (Texas) W, 7-5, 6-1 10/20/12 No. 62 Kate Fuller (Georgia) W, 7-5, 7-5 11/8/12 No. 28 Kata Szekely (Tennessee) W, 6-2, 7-5 2/2/13 No. 106 Melissa Kopinski (Illinois) W, 6-2, 6-1 2/17/13 No. 35 Daneika Borthwick (Florida State) W, 6-3, 6-4 2/21/13 No. 62 Elizabeth Kilborn (Georgia Tech) W, 6-3, 7-6 3/3/13 No. 102 Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) W, 6-3, 7-5 9/28/13 No. 67 Kendal Woodard (Georgia Tech) W, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 10/1/13 No. 72 Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Missouri) W, 6-4, 6-1 10/19/13 No. 75 Olivia Janowicz (Florida) W, 6-4, 6-1 11/8/13 No. 4 Zsofi Susanyi (California) W, 6-3, 6-2 11/9/13 No. 36 Ronit Yurovsky (Michigan) W, 6-1, 6-4 11/9/13 No. 18 Pleun Burgmans (Auburn) W, 6-3, 6-2


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the panthers Masa GRGAN Junior Maribor, Slovenia Il Gimnazija Maribor Honors and Awards: 2013 All-Sun Belt First Team Doubles Fall 2013: Went 1-8 in singles play, at No. 1 and No. 2 singles ... Picked up a win over Emory, while losing three three-set matches ... Had 8-2 doubles record, 7-2 with Abigail Tere-Apisah ... With Tere-Apisah, defeated the No. 26, No. 52 and No. 45 doubles teams ... Ranked No. 21 with Tere-Apisah in ITA preseason doubles rankings ... Fell in third round of 2013 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships to Olmos/Scandalis from USC ... Advanced to round of 16 at ITA Southeast Regionals. Spring 2013: Went 6-12 at No. 2 singles ... Went 1-4 against nationally ranked opponents ... Picked up a win over No. 95 Mia Vriens of Florida State in Tallahassee ... Partnered with Abigail TereApisah to go 14-3 at No. 1 doubles ... Started spring season ranked 19th in the nation ... Defeated the No. 5 doubles team in the nation, William & Mary’s Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomas 8-5 ... Finished the season on a nine-match win streak and a No. 35 ITA ranking. Fall 2012: Won six singles matches and compiled a team-best 11-3 doubles record in the fall ... Reached the final in the doubles main draw at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships with Abigail Tere-Apisah ... Defeated competition from UCF, Miami (Fla.), Florida State and the No. 50 team from Georgia (Kowase/Kimbell) to reach the final ... Started off the fall with two singles victories in the Atlanta Classic ... Went 3-0 in doubles play with Whitney Byrd at the same tournament ... Defeated Georgia Tech’s Kendal Woodard 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the Southern Shootout ... Went 3-0 with Tere-Apisah in doubles play at Southern Shootout ... Won two singles matches at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Spring 2012: Went 10-6 in singles play on the season ... Went 8-6 playing in the No. 5 singles position and 2-0 at No. 4 ... Notched a 7-6 record with partner Martina Ondrackova in doubles play ... Took a 6-0, 6-0 victory vs. Hope Johnson to help GSU upset No. 43 William & Mary on Jan. 28 ... Both victories in the No. 4 slot came when GSU took on ranked opponents (No. 62 Wake Forest, No. 43 Sacramento State). Fall 2011: Earned a 4-1 mark in singles and a 2-2 record in doubles during the fall ... Began her fall season at the Roberta Allison Fall Classic and posted a perfect 3-0 singles record ... Won her flight in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in singles ... Teamed with Whitney Byrd in the doubles division to finish the tournament with a victory, an 8-2 win over Mississippi’s Iris Verboven and Paige Keating ... Earned a straight-set (6-1, 6-3) victory in the first round of the singles consolation bracket at the ITA Regionals ... Defeated Samford’s Naella Wawrinka ... Fell to eventual consolation bracket champion

Aline Berkenbrock of North Florida 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round ... Also lost one other match, 6-0, 6-4 to top-seeded Lauren Embree of Florida, the 2011 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Prep/Club: Won the national championship in singles at the U16 and U18 tournaments ... Won national championship in U14, U16, U18 and seniors ... Member of Slovenia National Team for five years ... Helped the national team take fourth place in the World Championships in Prostejov, Czech Repbulic ... Has won ITF tournaments, including the Radenska Open in singles and the Pro Sigma Open in doubles ... Helped club team become national champions in 2006 and 2011 and second place in the nation in 2009. Personal: Full name is Masa Grgan (pronounced “Mah-shuh gerrGONE”) ... Born May 23, 1991 in Maribor, Slovenia ... Daughter of Peter and Vesna Grgan ... Both father and mother are sports professors and coaches ... Father coaches soccer while mother coaches volleyball ... Psychology major.


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the panthers Chaimaa ROUDAMI Junior Casablanca, Morocco Groupe Scolaire d’Anfa Fall 2013: Went 6-6 in singles, including a win over LSU’s Skylar Holloway ... Went 7-1 in doubles with three different partners ... Went 4-1 with Maryna Kozachenko ... Won three doubles matches at Roberta Alison Fall Classic at Alabama with Kozachenko ... Also won two singles matches at Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Spring 2013: Had a 5-9 singles record at No. 5 singles ... Had a four-match winning streak from Feb. 23 to March 17 ... Helped the team to a win over No. 72 Syracuse with a two-set win in singles ... Went 4-3 at No. 3 singles ... Finished the season with a threematch winning streak with partner Linn Timmermann ... Picked up doubles wins over No. 46 William & Mary and No. 39 VCU . Fall 2012: Posted a 9-4 record in singles play during the fall and a 6-1 mark in doubles ... Won her first five singles and doubles matches to start the fall season ... Won three singles matches in straight sets at the Atlanta Classic ... Went 2-1 in singles play at the Southern Shootout ... Defeated opponents from Kentucky and MTSU at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic ... Won two singles matches at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ... Went a perfect 5-0 in doubles play at the Southern Shootout and Atlanta Classic ... Teamed with Linn Timmermann. Spring 2012: Earned a 13-5 record in singles play in her first season at Georgia State ... A reliable point winner at the No. 6 position ... Won her singles match in five of GSU’s eight matches vs. ranked opponents ... Won two doubles matches with Masa Grgan and Martina Ondrackova. Prep: Attended Groupe Scolaire d’Anfa in Casablanca, Morocco ... Won the U16 doubles championship at the International Junior Championships of Botswana. Personal: Chaimaa Roudami (pronounced “SHAY-ma ROOdah-me”) was born on Sept. 13, 1993 in Casablanca, Morocco ... Daughter of Mohamed and Turia Roudami ... Has three siblings, Fatima-ezzahri, Mohaine and Fadwa ... Majoring in business.


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the panthers Linn TIMMERMANN Junior Rostock, Germany Saddlebrook Preparatory School Fall 2013: Went 3-3 in singles play, picking up wins over Columbia, FIU and Kennesaw State ... Won two matches at ITA Southeast Regionals ... Also went 1-2 in doubles with Maryna Kozachenko ... Won 8-4 over Columbia’s doubles team at No. 3 doubles. Spring 2013: Posted an 8-10 singles record at No. 4 singles and 6-8 doubles record at No. 3 doubles ... Picked up wins over No. 72 Syracuse, No. 31 Illinois, No. 46 William & Mary and No. 60 North Texas ... Went 6-8 at No. 3 doubles ... Won four matches with Chaimaa Roudami and two with Joceyln Ffriend ... Won four of her last five doubles matches of the season, including wins against No. 46 William & Mary and No. 39 VCU. Fall 2012: Earned a team-best 11 singles wins and added a 6-2 doubles record in her first semester of competition ... Reached the consolation final at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ... Won four consecutive matches against competition from Miami (Fla.), UCF and Georgia Tech to reach the consolation final ... Began the season 5-0 in doubles play with teammate Chaimaa Roudami ... Went 2-1 at the Atlanta Classic in singles to begin the fall ... Defeated two opponents from NC State and one from USF at the Southern Shootout ... Defeated two opponents from Mississippi State and Clemson at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Prep: Timmermann spent four years at Saddlebrook Preparatory School in Wesley Chapel, Fla. ... Ranked No. 54 in the nation and No. 26 in the state of Florida in the 18-year old age group in 2012, according to tennisrecruiting.net ... Best finish came in the 2009 Dominican Republic ITF Tournament where she advanced to the semifinal round in singles and doubles ... Graduated from Saddlebrook in the spring of 2012 and played for head coach Martin Parkes ... Earned the 2010-11 Player of the Year Award and the 201011 Leadership, Sportsmanship Award at Saddlebrook ... Named the 2010 Hardest Worker and 2010 Performance/Fitness Award honoree. Personal: Linn Anne Timmermann was born in Rostock, Germany on September 7, 1993 ... Daughter of Sven and Siegrid Timmermann ... Has one brother, Rick, who also attended Saddlebrook Prep and played tennis at Stony Brook University (N.Y.) ... Majoring in psychology.


the panthers Tiffany FLOOD Freshman Johns Creek, Ga. Johns Creek HS Fall 2013: Went 0-3 in singles ... Went 2-0 in doubles ... Picked up a win with Chaimaa Roudami over Colorado ... Also won a match over Emory with Maryna Kozachenko. Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Ga. ... Played No.1 Doubles and No. 1, 2, 3 singles ... Won 2012 AAAA state championship ... Was also a scholar-athlete ... Coached by Carol Mattheison. Personal: Tiffany Deniz Flood was born on Nov. 10, 1994 to Timothy Flood and Seval Ruya ... Has two older siblings, Timothy Flood Jr. and Filiz Flood ... Majoring in physics and astronomy.

Tarani KAMOE Freshman Nadi, Fiji Central College Lautoka Fall 2013: Went 5-6 in singles, including a win over Alabama ... Went 9-3 in doubles, 7-3 with partner Marcia Tere-Apisah ... With Tere-Apisah at No. 2 doubles, advanced to ITA Regional semifinals ... Upset the No. 2 pair in the nation from Georgia and defeated a pair from Michigan .... Started season off with a sixmatch win streak with Tere-Apisah. Prep: Highest ranking in ITF Juniors came on July 15, 2013, with a No. 427 ranking ... Went 25-27 in career singles and 31-26 in career doubles on the ITF Juniors circuit ... Was 2012 Fiji Open champion ... Lost in 2013 final to current teammate Marcia TereApisah. Personal: Tarani Lorraine Kamoe (pronounced “TUH-rahn-ee KAH-moi�) was born on Feb. 2, 1995 in Suva, Fiji ... Daughter of Rigamoto and Daphne Kamoe ... Has older brother, Fesaitu, and younger sister, Lorraine ... Undecided major.


the panthers Marcia TERE-APISAH Freshman Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Central College Lautoka Fall 2013: Went 5-6 in singles play ... Paired with sister Abigail to win at No. 1 doubles over LSU ... With Tarani Kamoe at No. 2 doubles, advanced to ITA Regional semifinals ... Upset the No. 2 pair in the nation from Georgia and defeated a pair from Michigan .... Started season off with a six-match win streak with Kamoe.

see-uh tear-ee AH-pee-sah”) was born July 22, 1995 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ... Daughter of Kwalam Apisah and Vera Tere ... Has two older brothers, Patrick and Lawrence, and one older sister, Abigail, also on the Georgia State tennis team ... Comes from a tennis family, as father and mother are coaches ... Undecided major.

Prep: Highest career ranking in ITF Juniors came on Dec. 9, 2011, with a No. 346 ranking ... Has 56-39 career singles and 49-35 career doubles ITF Juniors records ... Was 2009 and 2013 Fiji Open champion ... Lost in final at Air Pacific South Pacific Open Junior Championships in 2013 ... Won Wodonga Grasscourt Championships in Dec. of 2013. Personal: Marcia Andrea Sowi Tere-Apisah (pronounced Mar-

Madison UMBAUGH Freshman Cumming, Ga. West Forsyth HS Fall 2013: Enrolled at Georgia State ... Did not compete for the Panthers. Prep: Four-year letterwinner at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. ... Played at the No. 1 singles position ... Was a scholar-athlete 2009-13 ... Coached by James Hallewell ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta, a math honor society ... Graduated with honors ... Club coach was Jeff Groslimond ... A three-star recruit from the Tennis Recruiting Network. Personal: Madison “Madi” Umbaugh (pronounced “UMM-bah”) was born on Aug. 19, 1995 to Joseph and Susan Umbaugh ... Has two older sisters, Jessica and Emily ... Undecided major.


season recap

The Georgia State University women’s tennis program achieved success in its first year as part of the Sun Belt Conference and notched a program first by sending a doubles pair to the NCAA Doubles Championship during a successful 2012-13 season. GSU faced its most difficult schedule in program history by taking on 12 nationally-ranked opponents, including nine on the road, and managed to earn a respectable 8-11 record. The Panthers once again were prominent on the national stage as junior Abigail Tere-Apisah earned her second straight bid to the NCAA Singles Championship. GSU made history by earning its first NCAA Doubles Championship bid with TereApisah and sophomore Masa Grgan representing the Panthers in the event. Georgia State narrowly missed earning its first NCAA Championship bid as a team since 2009 by two points after it fell in the Sun Belt Championship to No. 60 North Texas. The narrow 4-2 loss represented Georgia State’s third consecutive trip to the conference tournament final under former head coach Miha Lisac. Georgia State jumped into the national spotlight following back-to-back seasons

competing in national tournaments. “It was well deserved for Abigial and Masa to represent us at the individual and doubles nationals. These are important steps as the program continues to build on a national level,” Lisac said. “Furthermore, it is 2012-13 Season Review an important recognition for Abigial and Masa individually • Overall Record: 8-11 • Sun Belt Record: 2-1 for the outstanding seasons • Final ITA Ranking: No. 75 they have had and the work • Highest 2012 ITA Ranking: No. 38, Feb. 26 they put it throughout the year • SBC Championship Finish: L, 4-2 in SBC Champito prepare and earn the right onship finals vs. No. 60 North Texas • NCAA Singles Championship Appearance: Abigail to be at nationals.” Grgan and Tere-Apisah’s presence at the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship came as no surprise. The two owned a 14-2 record heading into the tournament and were 3-1 vs. nationallyranked doubles pairings. This included a victory against the No.5-ranked tandem in the nation, Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans of William & Mary, on April 5.

Tere-Apisah • NCAA Doubles Championship Appearance: Abigail-Tere-Apisah/Masa Grgan • Final ITA Singles Ranking: Abigail Tere-Apisah, No. 49 • GSU Female Athlete of the Year: Abigail TereApisah (22-11 Singles Record) • All-SBC First Team Singles: Abigail Tere-Apisah • All-SBC First Team Doubles: Abigail Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan (21-4 record)

Their two other nationally-ranked wins came in the fall season, against Georgia’s No. 50-ranked duo of Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell and USF’s No. 24-ranked tandem of Ecaterina


season recap Vasenina and Loreto Alonso. Grgan and Tere-Apisah entered the NCAA Doubles Championship ranked No. 34 in the ITA National Doubles rankings. In the first round the top Panther doubles duo drew the top pair from Nebraska, Patricia Veresova and Mary Weatherholt, who entered the tournament ranked No. 3 in the nation. GSU fought back despite losing the first set to win the second set 7-5 and enter the deciding third set. The match went wire-to-wire as the teams entered a third-set tiebreaker to decide the contest. In the tiebreaker, Grgan and Tere-Apisah fought off two match points, but just came up shy and fell 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (6) in the first round. In singles action, Tere-Apisah earned a first-round matchup with No. 49-ranked Zoe De Bruycker of North Carolina, a senior coming off a 15-9 season in the ACC at the No. 2 spot. Tere-Apisah fought windy conditions throughout the entire match and fell behind by a set early. But the junior from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, roared back and took a 5-4 lead in the second set. The match was stopped at that point and delayed 30 minutes due to rain. When play resumed indoors, Tere-Apisah dropped three straight games to fall in the match. “Abigial had a tough draw this year and played a tough opponent right off the bat,” Lisac said. “I felt that she had a good game plan going into the match and was able to outplay her opponent during stretches of the match. Zoe is a tough player though and managed to stage a comeback in the second set to take the set 7-5 and close out the match. It would have been very interesting to see how the match would have went in the third set.” “Abigail and Masa came back the following day to take on a tough team from Nebraska. The match was one of the best doubles matches I have seen all year long; and Abby and Masa

have been in some doubles battles even during the regular season. Both teams played well and the Nebraska team was a little more consistent and aggressive at the end of the third set to take the match 7-6. Abby and Masa will continue to play at the top level in college and at national tournaments next year. They can become one of the top tandems in college tennis.” The Panthers’ exciting season started with a major upset as the team knocked off No. 40-ranked Oklahoma State behind Jocelyn Ffriend’s matchclinching win. GSU earned the win at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, which it participated in for the second year and the second time in program history. Following two victories, Georgia State tied its program high by jumping to No. 38 in the ITA team rankings on Feb. 28. The rankings were the first to factor in computer rankings which gave Georgia State high marks after competing against several top-ranked opponents. Georgia State entered the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Championship as the No. 2 seed, earning a first-round bye in the process. The Panthers scrapped to a 4-3 win their opening match against Louisiana-Monroe to begin the tournament. GSU bounced back with an efficient 4-0 win against MTSU in the semifinals to set up a showdown with No. 60 North Texas for the Sun Belt title. The Panthers dropped the doubles point, but rebounded with wins from Tere-Apisah and freshman Linn Timmermann in the No. 4 singles slot. GSU could not rally from being down 3-2 and fell in the conference final. Several student-athletes shined in the team’s first year in the Sun Belt Conference. Tere-Apisah took home All-Sun Belt First Team Singles honors and teamed with Grgan to earn AllSun Belt First Team Doubles laurels. Tere-Apisah and Timmermann were

named to the Sun Belt Championship All-Tournament Team. Timmermann was stellar in her rookie year as she won eight matches while senior Whitney Byrd stepped into the No. 3 spot to win seven matches. Byrd notched a career first by defeating No. 45-ranked Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson) in straight sets for her first nationally-ranked win. Junior Maryna Kozachenko delivered a 6-3 record including important match-clinching singles wins. “The highlights of our season would be our play in the first round of nationals indoors,” Lisac said. “Against Oklahoma State, we played the most complete match of the season and pulled out a 4-3 win against a topnotch opponent. It is also important to note that this was the first time we qualified into the round of 32 at national tournament; definitely a step to build upon next year.” The Panthers return five of their top six singles players in 2013-14.


2012-13 results Georgia State Tennis Georgia State Season Results (Through games of Jan 13, 2014) Overall record: 7-7 • Conference: 1-0 • Region: 2-2 • Home: 4-2 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 2-1 vs National ranked: 0-1 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 Date Oct 4-5, 2012 Sep 14-16, 2012 Sep 21-23, 2012 Jan 19, 2013 Feb 2, 2013 2% Feb 16, 2013 % Feb 21, 2013 Feb 23, 2013 % March 1, 2013 Mar 3, 2013 3/9/2013 % Mar 17, 2013 Mar 19, 2013 Apr 05, 2013 Apr 06, 2013 Apr 19, 2013 * Apr 20, 2013 Apr 21, 2013 Oct 19-22, 2012 Nov 8-12, 2012 May 23, 2013 5 May 22, 2013 Oct 5-7, 2012 Date Jan 13, 2012 Jan 22, 2012 Jan 27, 2012 * Jan 28, 2012 Feb 09, 2012 * Feb 25, 2012 Feb 27, 2012 Feb 29, 2012 % 3/2/2012.... Mar 06, 2012 Mar 12, 2012 3/17/2012... Mar 21, 2012 * Mar 30, 2012 % Apr 08, 2012 Apr 20, 2012 Apr 21, 2012 Apr 22, 2012

Opponent Score Overall Conf Nation Region Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Cha All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) Atlanta Classic 2:00 PM (Atlanta, Ga.) Southern Shootout 9:00 AM (Atlanta, Ga.) #72 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY W 5-2 1-0 0-0 #70 #31 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS L 3-4 1-1 0-0 #62 vs Central Florida W 5-2 2-1 0-0 #61 at #24 Georgia Tech L 2-5 2-2 0-0 #58 EASTERN KENTUCKY W 4-2 3-2 0-0 #58 KENNESAW STATE W 7-0 4-2 0-0 #38 #67 TULANE GREEN WAVE L 3-4 4-3 0-0 #38 at Winthrop W 6-1 5-3 0-0 #52 at South Florida L 3-4 5-4 0-0 #46 vs #14 Clemson L 1-6 5-5 0-0 #46 at #46 William & Mary L 3-4 5-6 0-0 #58 at #39 Virginia Commonwealth 10:00 AM (Richmond, Va.) ULM W 4-3 6-6 0-0 vs Middle Tennessee W 4-0 7-6 1-0 at #60 North Texas L 2-4 7-7 1-0 ITA SoutheastGeorgia RegionalState Championships All Day (Tampa, Fla.) University Women's Tennis USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiat All Day (Flushing, N.Y.) Georgia State Team Match-by-Match (GSU Panthers) 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship 4:00 PM (Urbana, Ill.) 2013 NCAA Singles Championship 11:00 AM (Urbana, Ill.) Robert Alison Fall Classic All Day (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Singles Doubles Opponent Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 at Furman W 4-3 W W W L L L W W W at #62 Wake Forest W 4-3 W L L Wr W Wf L L W at #13 Georgia Tech L 2-5 W L L L L W L L W vs #43 William and Mary W 4-2 W u L W W W L L W ETSU W 7-0 W W W W W W W W W at UNCW L 3-4 W L L W L W L W L at #43 Sacramento State L 2-5 W L L W L L L L W at UC Santa Barbara W 6-1 W W W W L W W W L at Fresno State L 3-4 W W L L W L L L L SAMFORD W 7-0 W W W W W W W W W NORTH FLORIDA W 5-2 W L W L W W W W L at #35 South Carolina L 3-4 L L W L W W L L L KENNESAW STATE W 7-0 W W W W W Wf W W W at #50 Virginia Commonwealth L 3-4 W L L W L L W W L at #37 South Florida W 4-3 W L W L W W L W L vs James Madison W 4-0 W u W u u W L W W vs UNCW W 4-2 W u W L W W W L L vs #43 Virginia Commonwealth L 3-4 W L W L L L W W L


2012-13 results Georgia State Tennis Georgia State Season Statistics (Through games of Jan 13, 2014) Overall record: 7-7 • Conference: 1-0 • Region: 2-2 • Home: 4-2 • Away: 1-4 • Neutral: 2-1 vs National ranked: 0-1 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 SINGLES Whitney Byrd Phoebe Chiem Jocelyn Ffriend Masa Grgan Maryna Kozachenko Megan Nelms Chaimaa Roudami Abigail Tere-Apisah Linn Timmermann Natallia Vavulina Totals Percentage

Overall 8-12 1-5 9-6 10-15 11-4 1-3 14-10 20-8 19-9 6-3 99-76 .566

DOUBLES TEAMS Maryna Kozachenko/Natallia Vavulina Whitney Byrd/Masa Grgan Chaimaa Roudami/Linn Timmermann Phoebe Chiem/Megan Nelms Masa Grgan/Abigail Tere-Apisah Whitney Byrd/Jocelyn Ffriend Whitney Byrd/Maryna Kozachenko Jocelyn Ffriend/Linn Timmermann Phoebe Chiem/Maryna Kozachenko Jocelyn Ffriend/Maryna Kozachenko Whitney Byrd/Chaimaa Roudami Jocelyn Ffriend/Masa Grgan Whitney Byrd/Linn Timmermann Maryna Kozachenko/Chaimaa Roudami Totals Percentage

Dual 6-6 0-0 4-5 4-9 6-1 0-0 5-6 12-2 8-5 0-0 45-35 .562

Tour 2-6 1-5 5-1 6-6 5-3 1-3 9-4 8-6 11-4 6-3 54-41 .568

Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 1.000

Overall 5-2 3-0 8-2 4-1 17-4 3-1 2-3 2-3 1-0 1-4 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-1 49-26 .653

1 --------------12-2 ----12-2 .857

Dual 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 10-2 1-0 2-3 2-3 1-0 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 20-15 .571

2 ------4-9 ------------4-9 .308

Tour 5-2 3-0 5-0 4-1 7-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-1 29-11 .725

3 6-6 ------------------6-7 .462

4 ----1-0 ----------8-5 --9-5 .643

Conf 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1.000

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ranked

5 ----0-1 --1-0 --5-6 ------6-7 .462

6 Nat'l Reg'l --1-2 1-1 --0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 --0-1 0-3 5-1 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --0-1 0-0 --6-7 6-4 --0-1 0-2 --0-0 0-0 8-5 7-12 7-10 .615 .368 .412

1 --------10-2 ------------------10-2 .833

2 ----------1-0 2-3 ----1-4 --------4-7 .364

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ranked

3 Nat'l Reg'l --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --3-3 2-1 --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 6-6 3-3 2-3 .500 .500 .400

Last 10 3-6 1-5 5-5 3-6 8-1 1-3 4-5 7-3 7-3 6-3

Strk L1 W3 W2 L1 L2 L1 L1 L1 W1 L3 L1 L1 W1 W1

Last 10 5-2 3-0 7-2 4-1 8-2 3-1 2-3 2-3 1-0 1-4 0-1 1-2 1-2 1-1


History INDIVIDUAL SEASON BEST RESULTS YEAR 1976

PLAYER Debbie Chamblee Jane Ashton

WINS (Position) Incomplete Incomplete

1978

Debbie Chamblee Hope Jackson Lydia Batchelor

16 wins 11 wins 10 wins

1983

Teri Dross Amy Alsobrook

Incomplete Incomplete

1984

Virginia Reynolds Kim Gainer

16-4 12-8

1989

Lisa Teer

17-6 (#1)

1990

Laura Lee Cooper

10-5 (#4)

1992

Janine Landon

10-6 (#2)

1994

Monika Kamen Janine Landon Claudia Renzi Anna White

14-5 14-5 16-1 9-8

1996

Anna White

10-8 (#1)

1997

Uta Dittmer

12-3 (#1)

1998

Kristina Jensen Nina Jansen

16-4 (#5, 6) 12-8 (#2)

1999

Ana Kolar Uta Dittmer

11-5 (#3, 4, 5) 8-3 (#1)

2000

Nina Jansen Mojca Pavlinic

12-11 (#1, 2, 3) 13-9 (#1)

2001

Jovana Krsikapa

10-8 (#2, 3)

2002

Maria Soerensen

15-2 (#2)

2003

Anne Breiholtz

13-5 (#1)

2004

Anne Breiholtz

15-2 (#2)

2005

Mateja Podgorsek Anne Breiholtz

16-8 (#4) 15-8 (#2)

2006

Anne Breiholtz Martina Nitkova

13-6 (#1) 13-6 (#2)

2007

Martina Nitkova

12-8 (#1, 2)

2008

Dariana Kozmina

16-6 (#1, 2)

2009

Diana Nakic

12-2 (#1)

2010

Diana Nakic

17-0 (#1)

2011

Abigail Tere-Apisah

14-2 (#1, 2)

2012

Abigail Tere-Apisah

19-1 (#1)

2013

Abigail Tere-Apisah

14-6 (#1)

Anne Breiholtz

Mateja Podgorsek

Jovana Krsikapa

Martina Nitkova

Diana Nakic

Dariana Kozmina


year-by-year results *W-L records from 1976-1986 taken from school yearbooks; individual match records not available.

4/1 4/2 4/5 4/8 4/12

1976 Head Coach: Jane Hart 7-5 1977 Head Coach: Jane Hart 1978 Head Coach: Jane Hart 9-9

at College of Charleston Florida International Eastern Kentucky Presbyterian at Samford vs. Stetson at Emory at Berry at Columbus

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4-5 8-1 4-5 7-2 6-3 8-1 6-3 8-1 9-0

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1-5 2-7 4-5 4-5 6-0 8-1 5-4 4-5 3-6 6-3 3-6 8-1 4-5

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5-4 3-6 5-3

*1990 records incomplete 1991 (13-6, 4-2 TAAC, 2nd) Head Coach: Carol Owen 2/2 vs. Rollins 2/2 at Mercer 2/3 vs. Georgia Southern 2/7 vs. AUM 2/8 vs. Shorter 2/21 at Jacksonville State 2/25 Stetson 3/1 vs. Valdosta State 3/ at Samford 3/9 Florida International 3/21 at Lander College 3/22 at Furman 3/23 vs. Coll. of Charleston 3/24 vs. Eastern Kentucky 3/25 at UNC Charlotte 4/6 at AUM 4/ at Agnes Scott 4/10 Emory

1979 Head Coach: J. Michael Ash 4-12 1980 Head Coach J. Michael Ash 1981 Head Coach: J. Michael Ash 13-9 1982 Head Coach: Kari Juusela 11-11 1983 12-4 1984 Head Coach: Kim Mosely 8-10

*1992 records incomplete

1985 Head Coach: Kim Mosley 8-10 1986 Head Coach: Holly Herman 1988 (8-9, 4-3 NSWAC, 2nd) Head Coach: Carol Owen 1/31 Georgia College 2/13 at Samford 2/23 at Mercer 2/25 at Presbyterian 3/12 at Georgia Southern 3/21 at UCF 3/22 at Florida A&M 3/24 at Flagler 3/25 vs. Florida International 3/25 at Stetson 4/2 at UTC 4/6 at Emory 4/7 at Georgia Tech 4/9 vs. Austin Peay 4/10 at UAB 4/13 Agnes Scott

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9-0 5-4 8-1 5-4 7-2 4-5 7-2 1-8 0-6 2-7 0-9 4-5 0-9 0-9 1-8 0-9

1989 (16-4, 6-0 NSWAC, 2nd) Head Coach: Carol Owen Mercer 2/25 vs. Samford 2/6 at Georgia Tech 3/ Valdosta State 3/ at Oglethorpe 3/10 at Jacksonville State Florida A&M vs. St. John’s vs. Wright State vs. Cincinnati vs. Lafayette

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6-3 6-3 0-9 7-2 9-0 8-1 8-1 4-5 8-1 7-2 5-4

1993 (7-8, 3-3 TAAC) Head Coach: Sherryl Rouse Florida International Mobile College 2/27 at Georgia Tech 2/27 at Georgia Tech 3/6 at Chattanooga 3/7 vs. Georgia Southern 3/22 Howard 3/24 Wichita State 3/25 Akron 4/2 vs. Centenary College 4/3 vs. SE Louisiana 4/7 at Emory 4/14 at Samford TAAC Tournament 4/16 vs. Stetson 4/18 vs. SE Louisiana 4/18 vs. Rollins 1994 (14-4, 6-3 TAAC) Head Coach: Sherryl Rouse 2/18 at Mercer 2/19 vs. Troy 2/19 vs. Florida Atlantic 2/25 UNC Charlotte 3/13 Samford 3/20 Trinity 3/23 vs. Central Connecticut State 3/24 vs. Cleveland State 3/24 vs. Eastern Illinois 3/25 vs. Toledo 3/25 vs. Northeastern 3/29 SW Louisiana 4/1 vs. SE Louisiana 4/2 vs. Centenary 4/13 at Georgia Tech TAAC Tournament 4/23 vs. Central Florida 4/23 vs. Centenary 4/24 vs. SE Louisiana

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5-1 5-1 5-4 7-2 4-5 6-3 9-0 7-0 8-1 7-2 5-0 3-6 5-4 5-4 6-3

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4-5 4-5 5-2

1995 (11-4, 4-2 TAAC) Head Coach: Sherryl Rouse Jacksonville Florida Atlantic Winthrop Samford SE Louisiana West Virginia Springfield College Central Connecticut State Eastern Michigan Central Florida Troy UT-Chattanooga Central Florida Florida Atlantic Stetson

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1996 (5-9, 4-4 TAAC) Head Coach: Sherryl Rouse 2/24 at Jacksonville State L 3/1 at Chattanooga L 3/2 vs. Charleston L 3/16 vs. Campbell W 3/17 vs. Drake L 3/23 vs. Central Connecticut State L 3/24 vs. Toledo W 3/31 Troy Postponed 4/3 at Shorter College L 4/9 at Emory DNP 4/10 at Mercer W 4/11 vs. Centenary L 4/12 vs. Stetson L 4/12 at Mercer W 4/12 at Mercer W 4/21 Troy L 1997 (5-12, 5-6 TAAC) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 2/17 Mercer 2/18 at Georgia College 3/3 Florida Atlantic 3/6 UT-Chattanooga 3/7 College of Charleston 3/21 at Stetson 3/22 at Central Florida 3/24 at Flagler 3/28 Campbell 3/29 at Troy 4/3 at Mercer 4/3 at Mercer 4/5 at Samford 4/7 at Emory 4/8 Jacksonville State TAAC Tournament 4/10 vs. SE Louisiana 4/10 vs. Central Florida 1998 (15-6, 7-3 TAAC) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 1/15 Jacksonville State 1/31 at Furman 2/6 Georgia Southern 2/7 at Florida A&M 2/24 at Jacksonville 2/27 Troy 2/28 Charleston Southern 3/6 Hampton 3/10 Georgia College 3/20 at UCF 3/21 at Florida Atlantic 3/25 at UT-Chattanooga 3/28 at Campbell 4/1 at Emory 4/2 Mercer

6-3 7-2 5-4 4-5 6-1 3-5 9-0 5-4 7-2 4-5 9-0 8-1 1-7 8-0 6-3

1-8 1-8 0-9 5-3 1-8 3-6 5-4 1-5 5-4 1-5 1-5 5-2 5-2 3-5

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9-0 0-8 3-6 1-8 2-7 3-6 2-7 3-6 5-4 4-5 7-2 7-2 4-5 4-5 4-5

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8-1 5-4 4-5 6-0 7-2 7-2 8-1 6-0 4-5 2-6 5-3 5-3 3-5 7-2 9-0


year-by-year results 4/5 4/10 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/15

at College of Charleston Samford at Georgia Tech TAAC Tournament vs. Stetson vs. FAU vs. UCF

1999 (9-7, 6-0 TAAC) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 1/16 Jacksonville State 1/30 at Georgia Tech 1/31 at Georgia 2/3 at Furman 2/12 at Florida Atlantic 2/27 at Samford 3/2 Campbell 3/5 UT-Chattanooga 3/6 Hampton 3/8 at Flagler 3/10 at Jacksonville 3/14 NC State 3/17 at Samford 3/19 Mercer 3/21 at South Alabama 3/28 at Troy 3/31 at Emory TAAC Tournament 4/15 vs. Florida Atlantic 2000 (10-13, 5-1 TAAC) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 1/15 Jacksonville State 2/5 vs. Indiana 2/12 at Alabama 2/18 at Georgia Tech 2/19 at Clemson 2/25 at Southern Miss 2/26 vs. Eastern Michigan 2/27 at South Alabama 3/4 at NC State 3/5 vs. Florida Atlantic 3/6 at UCF 3/7 vs. Emory 3/13 Morehead State 3/15 Troy 3/18 vs. Arkansas Little Rock 3/19 Middle Tennessee State 3/24 Western Michigan 3/28 at Mercer 3/30 at Chattanooga 4/8 Samford TAAC Tournament 4/14 vs. Jacksonville State 4/15 vs. Campbell 4/16 vs. UCF 2001 (4-15, 5-3 A-Sun) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 1/13 Jacksonville State 1/27 Mercer 2/8 Brenau 2/9 at Georgia Tech 2/17 Middle Tennessee State 2/23 Clemson 2/25 Florida Atlantic 3/2 UT-Chattanooga 3/6 at Campbell 3/8 at Flagler 3/9 vs. Bethune-Cookman 3/15 Hampton 3/16 UCF 3/17 NC State 3/18 Cornell 3/20 at Samford

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6-3 7-2 2-7

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5-2 5-3 0-5

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6-1 3-4 0-9 3-6 0-6

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9-0 4-5 5-4 7-0 5-4 3-6 6-3 9-0 6-3 6-2

W L L L L L L L L W L W W W L L L W W W

7-2 0-9 1-8 0-9 1-8 4-5 3-6 0-9 2-7 6-3 2-7 6-3 9-0 8-1 4-5 2-7 3-6 9-0 6-3 9-0

W W L

5-3 5-3 1-5

L W L L DNP L L W L L W L L L L DNP

3-4 7-0 1-6 0-7 1-6 1-6 4-2 1-6 3-6 4-3 2-4 0-6 0-6 1-6

3/23 4/7 4/14 4/19 4/20

Murry State at Furman at Troy State Atlantic-Sun Tournament vs. Samford vs. Troy State

2002 (10-11, 5-3 A-Sun) Head Coach: Chuck McCuen 1/26 at Georgia Tech 2/8 at Clemson 2/10 Wofford 2/16 at Middle Tennessee 2/26 at Morris Brown 3/1 Troy 3/2 at Chattanooga 3/4 vs. Jacksonville 3/5 vs. Campbell 3/6 vs. Stetson 3/7 at Flagler 3/9 Furman 3/10 Tennessee Martin 3/15 at Samford 3/16 Dartmouth 3/22 Western Carolina 4/1 Hampton 4/5 UAB 4/8 at Mercer 4/10 Jacksonville State Atlantic-Sun Tournament 4/17 vs. Jacksonville 2003 (8-11, 3-3 A-Sun) Head Coach: Andy Smith 1/25 at Alabama 1/29 at Georgia Tech 2/8 at Louisville 2/8 Belmont 2/15 Memphis 2/16 at Chattanooga 3/1 Samford 3/3 at Jacksonville 3/5 Campbell 3/8 Tennessee Martin 3/11 Hampton 3/20 Murry State 3/22 at MTSU 3/23 UAB 3/28 Mercer 3/30 at Furman 4/12 at Troy 4/16 Mercer 4/17 Florida Atlantic 2004 (9-9, 4-2 A-Sun) Head Coach: Andy Smith 1/31 at Wofford 1/31 at Gardner Webb 2/8 at Auburn 2/14 at Coastal Carolina 2/15 at Charleston Southern 2/16 at College of Charleston 2/19 Chattanooga 2/20 UNC Charlotte 2/22 at Georgia Tech 2/28 Tennessee Tech 2/29 Hampton 3/6 Appalachian State 3/7 Middle Tennessee State 3/9 at Stetson 3/10 at Florida Atlantic 3/14 UT-Martin 3/19 at Samford 3/31 at Mercer 3/2 at Campbell

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1-5 2-5 2-5

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4-3 0-4

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1-6 1-6 5-2 0-5 4-2 3-4 4-1 3-4 4-3 7-0 5-4 0-6 3-4 4-3 0-7 5-2 2-5 3-4 5-2 6-1

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0-7 0-7 5-2 7-0 2-5 3-4 7-0 2-4 1-6 6-1 4-3 5-2 1-6 1-5 6-1 0-7 1-6 4-0 0-4

L W L DNP DNP DNP W W L W L W DNP W L W L W W

3-4 4-0 2-5

5-2 4-3 2-5 5-2 0-7 4-3 4-3 2-4 5-2 3-4 7-0 5-2

4/9 4/10 4/14

Troy at UAB Atlantic-Sun Tournament vs. UCF

2005 (17-6, 5-0 A-Sun) Head Coach: Andy Smith 1/19 at Georgia Tech 1/28 Wofford 2/5 at Memphis 2/6 Houston 2/12 Campbell 2/13 Gardner-Webb 2/18 at Furman 2/26 Jacksonville 3/5 Appalachian State 3/7 UNC-Greensboro 3/9 at Southern Miss 3/10 at New Orleans 3/11 at Southern 3/19 UT-Martin 3/23 Mercer 3/25 UAB 3/29 Chattanooga 4/1 at Troy 4/3 Hampton 4/5 at Georgia Southern 4/9 at Charlotte Atlantic-Sun Tournament 4/14 vs. Campbell 4/15 vs. Stetson

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3-4 3-4

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2-4

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0-7 7-0 4-1 4-3 7-0 7-0 1-6 5-2 7-0 6-1 4-3 3-4 5-2 4-3 6-1 7-0 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-3 3-4

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4-1 2-4

2006 (9-10, 0-2 CAA) Head Coach: Lisa Belcher 2/4 vs. East Carolina L 2/4 at Wofford W 2/12 Georgia Southern W 2/17 at South Alabama L 2/19 at Tennessee Tech Postponed 2/24 vs. Belmont W 2/25 vs. Stetson W 2/26 at Mercer W 3/3 at Old Dominion L 3/4 at No. 25 VCU L 3/6 at Florida Atlantic W 3/12 at S.C. State L 3/17 at Auburn L 3/19 Murray State W 3/25 Bethune Cookman W 4/1 Troy L 4/2 No. 71 Furman L 4/13 Charlotte L 4/14 Hampton W CAA Tournament- Newport News, Va. 4/21 vs. UNCW L

3-2 3-2 5-2 5-1 5-2 4-1 5-2 5-2 6-1 4-3 6-1 6-1 5-1 5-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 4-3 4-3


year-by-year results 2007 (6-7, 1-2 CAA) Head Coach: Lisa Belcher 1/25 at South Carolina State 1/27 at No. 71 Furman 2/2 vs. Kennesaw State 2/3 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 2/10 at Georgia-Southern 2/11 vs. Tennessee Tech 2/16 at UAB 2/23 at Emory 2/24 vs. Samford 2/25 vs. No. 51 Denver 3/3 at Old Dominion 3/4 at. No. 22 VCU 3/6 at Northern Arizona

L L W W W W L W W L L L L

2008 (11-9, 2-3 CAA) Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/25 at Furman L 1/26 vs. No. 60 Virginia Tech L 2/1 Tennessee Tech W 2/1 Samford L 2/2 Florida A&M W 2/3 Georgia Southern W 2/10 at No. 55 South Alabama L 2/12 at No. 30 Auburn L 2/15 at Emory W 2/20 at Alabama L 2/23 at Old Dominion L 2/24 vs. VCU L 3/4 at UC Santa Barbara W 3/5 at CSU Northridge L 3/15 S.C. State Cancelled 3/21 UAB W 3/26 Elon W 3/29 vs. UNCW W 3/30 at Wofford W 4/2 at Clayton State W 4/9 Troy W CAA Tournament- Norfolk, Va. 4/18 vs. Delaware W 4/19 vs. William & Mary L 2009 (11-5, 6-0 CAA) CAA Tournament Champions Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/24 vs. Georgia Southern W 1/31 vs. Tulane W 2/1 at Alabama L 2/8 at No. 26 FSU L 2/13 vs. Samford W 2/21 at No. 28 Auburn L 3/6 vs. Troy Cancelled 3/8 vs. UNC Wilmington* W 3/10 at No. 74 South Alabama L 3/11 vs. Indiana State W 3/15 vs. ETSU Cancelled 3/21 vs. South Carolina State W 4/4 at VCU* W 4/5 at William & Mary* W CAA Tournament- Norfolk, Va. 4/17 vs. James Madison* W 4/18 vs. Old Dominion* W 4/19 vs. VCU* W NCAA Regional- Clemson, S.C. 5/8 vs. North Carolina L 2010 (6-12, 3-2 CAA) Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/29 vs. No. 48 William & Mary 1/30 vs. No. 55 Virginia Tech 2/6 at Furman 2/7 at ETSU 2/12 at No. 58 Mississippi State 2/13 at No. 38 Alabama 2/26 vs. Georgia Southern 2/28 vs. UAB

L L L L L L W L

3-4 0-7 6-1 6-1 4-3 6-1 1-6 7-0 5-2 0-7 1-6 0-7 2-5

0-7 1-6 7-0 2-5 7-0 5-2 3-4 0-7 7-0 1-6 0-7 1-6 4-3 3-4 6-1 5-2 4-3 6-1 5-4 5-2 4-1 0-4

7-0 4-0 3-4 2-5 6-1 2-5 6-1 1-6 6-1 7-0 4-3 6-1 4-0 4-2 4-3 0-4

1-5 2-5 3-4 3-4 1-4 2-5 6-1 2-5

3/5 3/14 3/17 3/19 3/20 3/26 3/27 4/4 4/16 4/17

vs. Samford vs. North Texas vs. Winthrop at Miami Ohio at UNC Wilmington* at No. 68 ODU* at No. 24 VCU* at South Alabama CAA Tournament- Norfolk, Va. vs. James Madison* vs. William & Mary*

W L L L W W L W

4-3 2-5 1-6 4-3 4-3 4-3 6-1 6-1

W L

4-1 4-0

2011 (15-4, 4-2 CAA) Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/28 at Georgia Perimeter W 1/29 at Samford W 2/2 at Georgia Perimeter W 2/3 at Mercer W 2/4-2/6 Clemson Invitational 2/8 at Brenau W 2/9 at Emory W 2/11 at Mississippi State W 2/19 vs. ETSU W 2/20 vs. Georgia Southern W 2/25 at Troy W 2/26 vs. Tulane (at Troy) W 3/5 vs. Furman Cancelled 3/7 vs. UNC Wilmington W 3/13 vs. No. 25 Yale L 3/17 vs. No. 35 Florida State L 3/20 at No. 69 Boston University W 3/25 at Old Dominion W 3/26 at No. 37 VCU L 4/3 at South Alabama W 4/10 at Jacksonville W CAA Championships-Norfolk, Va. 4/22 vs. Delaware* W 4/23 vs. VCU* W 4/24 vs. William & Mary* L

5-2 6-1 5-1 6-1 7-2 6-3 4-2 4-3 6-1 6-1 4-3 5-2 2-5 2-5 4-3 4-3 2-5 7-0 5-2 4-0 4-2 2-4

2012 (11-7, 1-2 CAA) Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/21 at Furman W 4-3 1/22 at No. 62 Wake Forest W 4-3 ITA Division I Women’s Kick-Off Weekend 1/27 at No. 13 Georgia Tech L 2-5 1/28 vs. No. 43 William & Mary* W 4-2 2/9 vs. ETSU W 7-0 2/19 at Winthrop Cancelled 2/25 at UNCW* L 3-4 2/27 at No. 43 Sacramento State L 2-5 2/29 at UCSB W 6-1 3/2 at Fresno State L 3-4 3/6 vs. Samford W 7-0 3/9 vs. Jacksonville State Cancelled 3/9 vs. Mercer Cancelled 3/12 vs. North Florida W 5-2 3/17 at No. 35 South Carolina L 3-4 3/21 vs. Kennesaw State W 7-0 3/30 at No. 50 VCU* L 3-4 4/8 at No. 37 USF W 4-3 CAA Championships 4/20 vs. James Madison W 4-0 4/21 vs. UNCW W 4-2 4/22 vs. #43 VCU L 3-4

2013 (8-11, 2-1 SBC) Head Coach: Miha Lisac 1/19 No. 72 Syracuse W 1/27 vs. No. 40 Oklahoma State W 1/28 at No. 6 Georgia L 2/2 No. 31 Illinois L 2/9 at No. 68 Auburn L 2/16 vs. UCF W 2/17 at No. 27 Florida State L 2/21 at No. 24 Georgia Tech L 2/23 Eastern Kentucky W 3/1 Kennesaw State W 3/3 No. 67 Tulane L 3/9 at Winthrop W 3/17 at USF L 3/19 vs. No. 14 Clemson L 4/5 at No. 46 William & Mary L 4/6 at No. 39 VCU L Sun Belt Tournament - New Orleans, La. 4/19 vs. ULM W 4/20 vs. Middle Tennessee W 4/21 vs. #60 North Texas L

5-2 4-3 0-6 3-4 1-6 5-2 2-5 2-5 4-2 7-0 3-4 6-1 3-4 1-6 3-4 1-5 4-3 4-0 2-4


all-conference honors All-Conference Honors 2013 - All-Sun Belt

Abigail Tere-Apisah (First Team Singles, First Team Doubles) Masa Grgan (First Team Doubles)

2012 - All-CAA

Abigail Tere-Apisah (First Team Singles) Whitney Byrd (First Team Doubles, Second Team Singles) Maryna Kozachenko (First Team Doubles)

2011 - All-CAA

bigail Tere-Apisah (First Team Singles, First Team Doubles) A Maryna Kozachenko (First Team Doubles) Tereza Lerova (Second Team Singles) Katerina Gresova (Third Team Singles)

2010 - All-CAA

iana Nakic (First Team Singles, Second Team Doubles) D Linda Hricistova (Second Team Doubles)

2009 - All-CAA

iana Nakic (First Team Singles, Second Team Doubles) D Linda Hricistova (Second Team Doubles) Dariana Kozmina (Second Team Singles) Martina Nitkova (First Team Singles)

2008 - All-CAA

Katerina Gresova (Second Team Doubles) Dariana Kozmina (Second Team Single) Martina Nitkova (First Team Singles, Second Team Doubles)

2007 - All-CAA

Dariana Kozmina (First Team Doubles, Second Team Singles) Martina Nitkova (Third Team Singles) Rachel Malina (First Team Doubles)

2006 - All-CAA

Anne Breiholtz (Second Team Singles) Martina Nitkova (Third Team Singles)

2005 - All-Atlantic Sun

Anne Breiholtz (First Singles Team) Annamaria Forgacs (First Team Singles) Mateja Podgorsek (All-Freshman Team)

2004 - All-Atlantic Sun

Anne Breiholtz (First Team Singles) Annamaria Forgacs (First Team Singles)

2003 - All-Atlantic Sun

Anne Breiholtz (Second Team Singles) Annamaria Forgacs (Second Team Singles)

Maria Soerensen Klara Miklikova Mable Abraham Nina Jansen Mojca Pavlinic Uta Dittmer Uta Dittmer Nina Jansen Ana Kolar Monica Kamen Monika Kamen Reyana Abrahams Reyana Abrahams Reyana Abrahams Laura Cooper Christine Grady

2002 - All-Atlantic Sun

2001 - All-Atlantic Sun 2000 - All-TAAC

1999 - All-TAAC 1998 - All-TAAC

1994 - All-TAAC 1993 - All-TAAC 1991 - All-TAAC 1990 - All-TAAC 1989 - All-NSWAC 1988 - All-NSWAC


honors All-Academic Honors 2012 -CAA

Martina Ondrackova

2010-CAA

Tereza Lerova Diana Nakic Linda Hricistova Martina Ondrackova

2009-CAA

Kiara Powell Diana Nakic Dariana Kozmina Martina Nitkova Linda Hricistova Martina Ondrackova

2008 Academic All-District

Mateja Podgorsek (2nd Team)

2008-CAA

Katerina Gresova Dariana Kozmina Rachel Malina Martina Nitkova Mateja Podgorsek Kiera Strickland

2007-CAA

Dariana Kozmina Rachel Malina Martina Nitkova Mateja Podgorsek Kiera Srickland

2006-CAA

Anne Brieholtz Diana Cardenas Rachel Malina Martina Nitkova Mateja Podgorsek Brittany Smith

2005-A-Sun

Anne Breiholtz Diana Cardenas Simona Foltyn Annamaria Forgacs Mateja Podgorsek

2004-A-Sun

2003-A-Sun

Uta Dittmer Kristina Jensen Ana Kolar Jelena Krsikapa

Anna Dolinkska Simona Foltyn Annamaria Forgacs Rebecca Mitchell Anne Breiholtz Karine Etienne Annamaria Forgacs Rebecca Mitchell Christina O’Neal

2002-A-Sun

Karine Etienne Jovana Krsikapa Klara Miklikova Mojca Pavlinic Maria Soerensen

2001-A-Sun

Karine Etienne Rebecca Mitchell Mojca Pavlinic Jovana Krsikapa

2000-TAAC

Karine Etienne Nina Jansen Ana Kolar Jovana Krsikapa Mojca Pavlinic

Yearly Honors

Player of the Year

Abigail Tere-Apisah (CAA, 2012) Diana Nakic (CAA, 2009 & 2010)

1999-TAAC

Uta Dittmer Nina Jansen Anna Kristina Jansen Ana Kolar Jelen Krsikapa Mojca Pavlinic

Freshman/Rookie of the Year

Abigail Tere-Apisah (CAA, 2011) Diana Nakic (CAA, 2009) Anne Breiholtz (A-Sun, 2003)

1998-TAAC

1997-TAAC

Uta Dittmer Jelena Krsikapa Ruthy O’Callaghan Carla Ortiz Satarra Watts Mandy Weeks Peggy Wein

1996-TAAC

Ruthy O’Callaghan Carla Ortiz Mandy Weeks Peggy Wein Uta Dittmer Janina Erhart Kerry Morton Mandy Weeks Anna White

1995-TAAC

Coach of the Year

Miha Lisac (CAA, 2009) Carol Owen (TAAC, 1989)

Sportsmanship Award

Lisa Teer (TAAC, 1991)

CAA Scholar-Athlete

Martina Nitkova (2009)

Abigail Tere-Apisah

Miha Lisac


all-time roster A

Abraham, Mable (1997-2001) Abrahams, Reyana (1990-91) Alexander, Sally (1984) Allen, Ann Alsobrook, Ellen (1985) Anhurst, Ann Antenen, Amy (1985-87)

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Ballou, Kathryn Batchelor, Lydia (1977-78) Beard, Paula (1986-88) Beitzell, Teresa (1978) Belcher, Lisa (1989-92) Bird, Trish (1976-78) Breiholotz, Anne (2003-06) Bridgman, Marian (1978-81) Brooks, Alison (1985-87) Brown, Beth (1978) Brown, Nancy (1990) Burns, Garnetta Byrd, Whitney (2010-13)

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Cannon, Beth (1984) Cardenas, Diana (2005-06) Caudle, Atuna (1985) Chamblee, Debbie (1977-78) Chamdoni, Nicky (1990-91) Chiem, Phoebe (2012-13) Cochrane, Cindy (1991) Coffey, Carole (1978) Conneen, Ellen (1991-93) Cook, Cora (1976-78) Cooper, Laura (1987-89) Cooper, Tink (1976-77)

D

Daniels, Robin (1980-81) Dawyn, Motta Dempsey, Jane Dielen, Ann (1972-74) Dittman, Diane (1985) Dittmer, Uta (1995-99) Docking, Holly Dross, Tori (1980-83)

E

Edwards, Sarah Ellerbee, Tauna Erhart, Janina (1992-94) Etienne, Karine (1999)

F

Ffriend, Jocelyn (2012-13) Flack, Patricia Flood, Tiffany (2013-pres.) Forgacs, Annamaria (2003-05)

*current athletes denoted in bold

G

Gainer, Kim (1984) George, Priscilla (1978)

Gould, Paula (1978) Grady, Christine (1987-89) Gresova, Katerina (2008-11) Grgan, Masa (2011-pres.)

H

Haas, Sally (1971) Hall, Alicia Hellstrom, Linda (1992-93) Holbrook, Karen (1985-87) Holcombe, Diane (1977-78) Houston, Phyllis Hricistova, Linda (2008-10) Hughes, Pat (1978) Hutchens, Allison

I

Ingalla, Helen (1978)

J

Jackson, Hope (1977) Jansen, Nina (1997-2002) Jensen, Kristina (1997-98)

K

Kamnen, Monika, (1992) Kamoe, Tiffany (2013-pres.) Kennel, Wendy Kemp, Kir (2010-11) Kim, Ha Kolar, Ana (1997-2000) Kondas, Linda (1976) Kozachenko, Maryna (2011pres.) Kozmina, Dariana (2006-09) Krsikapa, Jelena (1996-98) Krsikapa, Jovana (1998-2002)

L

Landon, Janine (1990-93) Larson, Janet (1980-83) Lerova, Tereza (2010Lynch, Connie (1976)

M

Malina, Rachel (2005-07) Marvin, Tanya McNeal, Wanda Miklikova, Klara (2002) Miller, Paige (1987-89) Mitcehll, Rebecca (2001-04) Mize, Diane (1986) Modric, Susanna (1986) Morrison, Christine Morton, Kerry (1994)

N

Nakic, Diana (2008-10) Nelms, Megan (2011-13) Nitkova, Martina (2006-09)

O

O’Callaghan, Ruthy (1995-96)

O’Neal, Christina (2003) Ondrackova, Martina (2008-12) O’Quinn, Rosie Ortiz, Carla (1995-96) Owens, Angela (1988) Owen, Carol (1987-88) Owen, Kim (1984)

P

Pavlinic, Mojca (1998-2002) Payne, Ninette Podgorsek, Mateja (2005-08) Poeet, Jennifer (1986) Powell, Kiara (2008-09)

Q

Quinvalan, Laura (1981)

R

Renzi, Claudi (1992-93) Reynolds, Virginia (1983-84) Richardson, Karlene (1989) Rivera, Karmelina (2003-04) Rosenblatt, Carrie (1980-81) Chaimaa Roudami (2011-pres.)

S

Sackett, Linette (1967) Schremp, Eve Showmaker, Leslie (1987) Siska, Kara Smith, Brittany (2006-07) Smith, Iris Smith, Linda (1971) Soerensen, Maria (2002) Sollows, Candace Sotolongo, Mercedes (1977-78) Strickland, Kiera (2005-07)

T

Teer, Lisa (1988-90) Tere-Apisah, Abigail (2011-pres.) Tere-Apisah, Macia (2013-pres.) Timmermann, Linn (2012-pres.) Toohey, Susan (1990) Turko, Maria (1978)

U

Umbaugh, Madison (2013-pres.)

V

Van Eck, Judith (1985-86) Vega, Georgina (1994)

W

Watts, Cynthia (1993) Watts, Satara (1996) Wayne, Tamara (1988) Weeks, Mandy (1994-97) Wein, Peggy (1994) Welsh, Beth (1978) White, Anna (1994-95) Williams, Lynette (1978)


rankings Team National Rankings 2013

No. 70 - January 3, 2013 No. 72 - January 22, 2013 No. 62 - January 30, 2013 No. 61 - February 12, 2013 No. 58 - February 19, 2013 No. 38 - February 26, 2013 No. 52 - March 5, 2013 No. 46 - March 12, 2013 No. 56 - March 19, 2013 No. 55 - March 26, 2013 No. 58 - April 2, 2013 No. 65 - April 9, 2013 No. 75 - June 5, 2013

2012 No. 58 - January 3, 2012 No. 54 - January 24, 2012 No. 47 - February 2, 2012 No. 40 - February 16, 2012 No. 38 - February 22, 2012 No. 50 - February 28, 2012 No. 66 - March 6, 2012 No. 70 - March 20, 2012 No. 74 - March 27, 2012 No. 60 - April 10, 2012 No. 63 - April 17, 2012 No. 64 - April 24, 2012 No. 69 - April 30, 2012 No. 69 - May 29, 2012

2009

No. 52 - April 7, 2009 No. 59 - April 14, 2009 No. 46 - April 21, 2009 No. 46 - April 27, 2009 No. 46 - May 22, 2009 (Final)

Regional Rankings 2013 No. 7 - June 5, 2013

2012 No. 7 - June 6, 2012

2011 No. 7 - June 8, 2011

2011 No. 70 - February 22, 2011 No. 61 - March 1, 2011 No. 65 - March 22, 2011 No. 64 - March 29, 2011 No. 63 - April 5, 2011 No. 61 - April 12, 2011 No. 65 - April 19, 2011 No. 53 - April 26, 2011 No. 55 - May 2, 2011 No. 56 - May 30, 2011

2012 Panthers (School Record No. 38 Ranking)

2010 No. 51 - January 5, 2010 No. 52 - January 26, 2010 No. 57 - February 4, 2010 No. 67 - February 12, 2010

2009 Panthers (First ITA Ranking in GSU History)


rankings Singles & Doubles National Rankings 2013

Singles No. 29 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Jan. 3, 2013) No. 28 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Feb. 12, 2013) No. 22 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Feb. 26, 2013) No. 26 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (March 12, 2013) No. 37 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (March 26, 2013) No. 37 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (April 9, 2013) No. 41 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (April 16, 2013) No. 41 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (April 23, 2013) No. 42 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (May 2, 2013) No. 49 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (June 5, 2013) Doubles No. 19 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (Jan. 3, 2013) No. 32 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (Feb. 12, 2013) No. 51 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (Feb. 26, 2013) No. 56 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (March 12, 2013) No. 68 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (March 26, 2013) No. 33 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (April 9, 2013) No. 35 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (April 16, 2013) No. 36 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (April 23, 2013) No. 34 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (May 2, 2013) No. 39 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (June 5, 2013)

2012 Singles No. 58 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Feb. 16, 2012) No. 54 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Feb. 22, 2012) No. 54 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Feb. 28, 2012) No. 34 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Mar. 13, 2012) No. 39 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Mar. 27, 2012) No. 35 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Apr. 10, 2012) No. 36 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Apr. 17, 2012) No. 36 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Apr. 24, 2012) No. 37 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Apr. 30, 2012) No. 38 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Jun. 6, 2012)

2010

Singles No. 62 - Diana Nakic (Sept. 4, 2009) No. 42 - Diana Nakic (Jan. 5, 2010) No. 28 - Diana Nakic (Feb. 18, 2010) No. 38 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 2, 2010) No. 28 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 16, 2010) No. 22 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 22, 2010) No. 25 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 13, 2010) No. 26 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 20, 2010) No. 28 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 27, 2010) No. 30 - Diana Nakic (May 3, 2010) No. 42 - Diana Nakic (June 7, 2010)

2009 Singles No. 66 - Diana Nakic (Feb. 19, 2009) No. 65 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 3, 2009) No. 77 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 17, 2009) No. 89 - Diana Nakic (Mar. 31, 2009) No. 100 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 14, 2009) No. 93 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 21, 2009) No. 85 - Diana Nakic (Apr. 28, 2009) No. 87 - Diana Nakic (May 29, 2009)

Regional Rankings 2013

Singles No. 6 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Jan. 3, 2013) No. 5 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (June 5, 2013) Doubles No. 2 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (Jan. 3, 2013) No. 3 - Tere-Apisah/Grgan (June 5, 2013)

2012 Singles No. 8 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (June 6, 2012)

2010 Singles No. 8 - Diana Nakic (January 5, 2010) No. 9 - Diana Nakic (March 4, 2010 No. 8 - Diana Nakic (June 7, 2010)

Doubles No. 70 - Gresova/Nitkova (Mar. 3, 2009)

2008 No. 100 - Martina Nitkova (Feb. 20, 2008)

2011 Singles No. 115 - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Mar. 15, 2011) Doubles No. 37 - Kemp/Lerova (Jan. 4, 2011) No. 40 - Kemp/Lerova (Feb. 14, 2011) No. 66 - Kemp/Lerova (Mar. 1, 2011) No. 76 - Kemp/Lerova (Mar. 15, 2011) No. 69 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (Mar. 29, 2011) No. 62 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (Apr. 12, 2011) No. 72 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (Apr. 19, 2011) No. 46 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (Apr. 26, 2011) No. 46 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (May 2, 2011) No. 44 - Tere-Apisah/Kozachenko (June 8, 2011)

Martina Nitkova

Abigail Tere-Apisah


2013-14 Georgia State Women’s Tennis Team

TARANI KAMOE Freshman Fiji

TIFFANY FLOOD

Freshman Johns Creek, Ga.

CHAIMAA ROUDAMI

Junior Casablanca, Morocco

MASA GRGAN

Junior Maribor, Slovenia

ABIGAIL TERE-APISAH

Senior Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

LINN TIMMERMANN Sophomore Rostock, Germany

MARYNA KOZACHENKO Senior Kiev, Ukraine

MARCIA TERE-APISAH

Freshman Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

MADISON UMBAUGH

Freshman Cumming, Ga.


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