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Georgia Athletics | May 23, 2014

Collins, Tere-Apisah drop top seeds in Round of 16

  Abigail Tere-Apisah's run is the longest in Georgia State history.

ATHENS, Ga. -- The field continued to shrink during the Round of 16 in the men’s and women’s singles and doubles championships.

Top-seeded Jaime Loeb of North Carolina advanced to the quarterfinals as she topped Breaunna Addison 7-5, 6-4. No. 2 seed Robin Anderson, however, wasn’t as fortunate as the Tar Heels No. 1, as she was eliminated by Virginia’s Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-4.

No. 3 Kristia Ahn also fell as she went down to retirement to Abigail Tere-Apisah of Georgia State. The Panters representative had already asserted her dominance with a 6-3 first-set victory. She had opened a 1-0 lead in the second set before Ahn succumbed to the head to leave Loeb as the only top-four seed left in the championships.

The remaining top seeded team in the women’s doubles competition had to come from behind, to defeat Alicia Barnett and Veronica Corning of Northwestern 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. They will be joined by three, four and five seeds as they all advanced.

Hayley Carter and Loeb were dominant in a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Notre Dame’s Quinn Gleason and Britney Sanders. No.4 Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe of Alabama continued their path to the championship with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Georgia State’s Tere-Apisah and Masa Grgan -- who were the first duo in Georgia State history to advance past the first round . Fifth-seeded Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar from Duke rolled on with a 6-4, 6-3 win against the Pepperdine duo of Michaela Capannolo and Yuki Chiang.

The action continues with the quarterfinals beginning Saturday at noon ET at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. 

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