Women’s tennis title defense falls short

At the Sun Belt women’s tennis tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana, Georgia State women’s tennis’ title defense fell short in the semifinals with a 4-3 loss to the UT-Arlington Mavericks.

The Panthers earned a 4-0 win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves, sending the team to the semifinals against the Mavericks.

UT-Arlington took a 3-1 victory over Georgia State before the Panthers evened the score at three apiece as Chaimaa Roudami and Veronika Golanova earned singles wins. The Mavericks claimed the victory by taking the doubles point.

Friday: 4-0 win vs. Arkansas State


Niri Rasolomalala (Georgia State) defeated Julie Gauguery (Arkansas State), 6-0, 6-1

Linn Timmerman (Georgia State) defeated Victoria Pisani (Arkansas State), 6-0, 6-3

Kristin Rehse (Georgia State) defeated Sabina Jeresic (Arkansas State), 6-1, 6-0

Veronika Golanova (Georgia State) defeated Sofia Krsmanovic (Arkansas State), 6-2, 6-0

Saturday: 4-3 loss to UT-Arlington


Elizabeth Thoms (UT-Arlington) defeated Masa Grgan (Georgia State), 6-1, 6-1

Angeles de los Rios (UT-Arlington) defeated Niri Rasolomalala (Georgia State), 6-2, 6-4

Linn Timmerman (Georgia State) defeated Augustina Serio (UT-Arlington) 7-6, 6-3

Astrid Gehre (UT-Arlington) defeated Kristin Rehse (UT-Arlington), 6-2, 6-2

Chaimaa Roudami (Georgia State) defeated Jessica Birowski (UT-Arlington), 6-1, 6-4

Veronika Golanova (Georgia State) defeated Christine Foote (UT-Arlington), 7-5, 6-4


Angeles de los Rios and Elizabeth Thoms (UT-Arlington) defeated Tarani Kamoe and Linn Timmerman (Georgia State), 7-6 (7-5)

Niri Rasolomalala and Kristin Rehse (Georgia State) defeated Jessica Birowski and Astrid Gehre (UT-Arlington), 6-4

Christine Foote and Augustina Serio (UT-Arlington) defeated Chaimaa Roudami and Marcia Tere-Apisah (Georgia State), 6-3

About Akiem Bailum 285 Articles

Akiem Bailum – Sports Editor Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. Journalism major with a concentration in telecommunications. Class of 2015. Before becoming sports editor at The Signal, Akiem began his writing career at Georgia State in 2012. After a brief absence, he returned to The Signal in 2014.

Akiem has covered Georgia State sports events on site for football, volleyball, basketball and softball games.

His advice for future sports writers is to cover more than major sports and to attend as many events in person as possible.

When away from the court or the field, Akiem’s interests include studying the radio industry.

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