No. 30 Purdue to Host Georgia State, No. 28 Tulsa

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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 6, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 30th-ranked Purdue women's tennis team will take on its fourth ranked opponent in five dual matches this season when they welcome Georgia State and No. 28 Tulsa to the Basham Courts of the Schwartz Tennis Center Friday and Sunday. The Boilermakers will take on Georgia State Friday at 3 p.m. ET and Tulsa Sunday at 12 p.m. The Panthers and Golden Hurricanes are also scheduled to face off Saturday at 12 p.m. Live scoring throughout the weekend will be available here.

Purdue pushed is young season record to 2-1 by upsetting No. 25 TCU, 4-3, in its last outing on Feb. 1. Krisztina Kapitany clinched the win for the Boilermakers by posting a straight-set 6-1, 6-4 victory over Monika Sirilova in the No. 6 singles position. Daniela Vidal remained undefeated at 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the No. 3 spot. The junior from Maracaibo, Venezuela, made easy work of Millie Nichols, 6-1, 6-1.

Georgia State is off to a 2-1 start, including a 7-0 blanking of Mercer in its last outing on Monday. The Panthers collectively only lost one set in the rout of the Bears. Leading the way for Georgia State in singles action is eighth-ranked Abigail Tere-Apisah. She and doubles partner Masa Grgan are ranked 23rd.

Tulsa enters the two-match weekend armed with a 4-1 record with wins over then-No. 54 Virginia Tech and No. 31 Oklahoma State. A pair of Golden Hurricanes are nationally ranked singles players in No. 46 Yelena Nemchen and No. 47 Samantha Vickers. Nemchen has logged a 1-2 record at the No. 3 spot as a freshman, while Vickers is 4-1 at the No. 1 position. Tulsa has only surrendered the doubles point once through five dual matches this season.

This weekend marks the final weekend of competition using the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's mandated experimental format. The three doubles matches will each consist of one set, with regular scoring and a tiebreaker at 6-all. Once a team has won two doubles matches, the remaining doubles match shall not be completed. Six singles matches will follow the doubles. Each singles match is two out of three sets, with each set using regular scoring, and a match tiebreaker in lieu of the third set. For more information on the experimental format, please click here.