Women's Tennis Drops 5-2 Decision at Georgia State

Feb. 26, 2005

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Dolphins' top two singles players, sophomore Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) and freshman Lena Willi (Freiburg, Germany), took home three-set wins, but JU fell to Georgia State in women's tennis action, 5-2, to Georgia State Saturday afternoon at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center.

JU (2-4, 0-3 A-Sun) lost the doubles point, yet the team of senior Nisrine Hajbane (Casablanca, Morocco) and Willi continued their winning ways with their fourth straight win at the second spot, downing the Panthers' Birte Kowing and Matija Podgorsek, 8-5. Georgia State won at No. 1 as Simona Foltyn and Annamaria Forgacs defeated freshmen Dana Antonioli (Bienne, Switzerland) and Daphne Bourot (Lyon, France), 8-1, and at No. 3 where Anne Breiholtz and Kiera Strickland took a 8-5 decision over Sulyos and junior Megan Williams (New Westminster, B.C.).

The Panthers clinched the match before Jacksonville won a point, getting victories at No. 3, 4 and 5 before the Dolphins scored. First, Podgorsek beat Bourot, 6-2, 6-3, at the third spot before Kowing bested Antonioli, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5. Georgia State's Foltyn won the match in No. 4 singles with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Hajbane. JU picked up their two wins in three-set matches at the top two spots next. Sulyos ended a two-match losing skid against Forgacs, coming back from a triple match point in the second set to win, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 1. Willi then downed Breiholtz, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the second singles position before the Panthers' Strickland ended the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Williams at No. 6.

JU face Davidson Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexander Brest Tennis Courts.

Georgia State 5, JU 2

No. 1: Emese Sulyos (JU) d. Annamaria Forgacs (GSU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 2: Lena Willi (JU) d. Anne Breiholtz (GSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Matija Podgorsek (GSU) d. Daphne Bourot (JU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4: Simona Foltyn (GSU) d. Nisrine Hajbane (JU) 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 5: Birte Kowing (GSU) d. Dana Antonioli (JU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6: Kiera Strickland (GSU) d. Megan Williams (JU) 6-1, 6-4

No. 1: Foltyn/Forgacs (GSU) d. Antonioli/Bourot (JU) 8-1
No. 2: Hajbane/Willi (JU) d. Koewing/Podgorsek (GSU) 8-5
No. 3: Breiholtz/Strickland (GSU) d. Sulyos/Williams (JU) 8-5