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Georgia State Blanks #67 Furman, 7-0

Harper Caswell
Harper Caswell

ATLANTA, GA. – Georgia State blanked 67th-ranked Furman, 7-0, Friday at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Ga.

The Panthers (5-3) were victorious in two out of three doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Niri Rasolomalala and Kristin Rehse topped freshman Harper Caswell and sophomore Blair Martin, 6-2, at flight two, and Masa Grgan and Marica Tere-Apisah recorded a 6-3 win versus freshman Joan van Lochem and sophomore Karlee Bryde in the number three contest.  The top-flighted match-up was unfinished, with Georgia State's Tarani Kamoe and Linn Timmermann, who are ranked 33rd nationally, leading sophomore Ansley Speaks and senior Alex Moreno-Kaste, 4-1.

Grgan bested Speaks, 6-4, 6-0 in the number one singles match, then Rehse defeated Bryde, 6-4, 6-3, at flight four to push the Panther advantage to 3-0.  Timmermann came from behind to clinch the win for Georgia State with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Martin at flight three.  In the number two singles match-up, Rasolomalala scored a 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 win over Moreno-Kaste, before Tere-Apisah held on to defeat van Lochem, 7-6, 6-1, at flight six.  In the evening's final match, Chaimaa Roudami took a close 7-6, 7-6 match versus Caswell at flight five to complete the sweep.

The Paladins (1-5) face Miami (OH) in Atlanta at noon on Saturday.

Georgia State 7, #67 Furman 0
Feb 13, 2015 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Athletic Club)

Singles competition

1. Grgan,Masa (GSU) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-4, 6-0

2. Rasolomalala, Niri (GSU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 5-7, 7-6, 1-0

3. Timmermann,Linn (GSU) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

4. Rehse,Kristin (GSU) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-4, 6-3

5. Roudami,Chaimaa (GSU) def. Harper Caswell (FUR) 7-6, 7-6

6. Tere-Apisah,Marcia (GSU) def. Joan van Lochem (FUR) 7-6, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Kamoe,Tarani/Timmermann,Linn (GSU) vs. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 4-1, unfinished

2. Rasolomalala, Niri/Rehse,Kristin (GSU) def. Harper Caswell/Blair Martin (FUR) 6-2

3. Grgan,Masa/Tere-Apisah,Marcia (GSU) def. Joan van Lochem/Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-3


Match Notes

Furman 1-5; National ranking #67

Georgia State 5-3

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,4,3,2,6,5)