GSU’s Tere-Apisah an All-American after advancing in NCAA tennis

Georgia State’s Abigail Tere-Apisah advanced to the third round of the NCAA singles championship with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over California’s Zsofi Susanyi on Thursday in Athens.

Reaching the tournament’s Sweet 16 grants Tere-Apisah All-American status for the second time in her career. She earned that distinction two years ago as a sophomore. She joins former men’s golfer Joel Sjoholm as the only two-time All-Americans in school history.

Tere-Apisah will face either Stanford’s Kristie Ahn or UCLA’s Kyle McPhillips.

Tere-Apisah led 5-3 in the first set before Susanyi rallied to win three consecutive games. Tere-Apisah broke Susanyi to send the match into a tiebreaker. It was the second time this year that Tere-Apisah defeated Susanyi.

Tere-Apisah followed that by partnering with Masa Grgan to post the first win in school history in the NCAA doubles championship, 6-3, 7-6 (4) over Texas A&M’s Stefania Hristov and Cristina Stancu.