@GT_WTEN heads to Duke, Miami to Open up Fall

Sept. 17, 2015

The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will split up between two tournaments for the opening fall weekend. Senior Kendal Woodard and sophomores Paige Hourigan and Johnnise Renaud will head to Duke’s James Bonk Invite while senior Megan Kurey, juniors Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik travel to the Miami Invitational.

Duke’s James Bonk Invite
Singles Bracket | Doubles Schedule
Each Jacket is competing in a different singles bracket at Duke at the James Bonk Invite at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. Renaud, who is ranked No. 74 in the preseason rankings, is the number two seed in the Black Bracket, facing Florida’s Peggy Porter at 2 p.m. on Friday in the quarterfinals. Hourigan, the No. 35 singles player in the preseason rankings, is the number one seed in the White Bracket, facing Duke’s Kaitlyn McCarthy at 3:30 p.m. In the Blue Bracket, Woodard takes on North Carolina’s Cassandra Vasquez at 3:00 p.m. 

For doubles, there will be five groups and the matches will be played in a round robin fashion, with doubles beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Woodard and Hourigan, who are ranked at No. 7 in the preseason ITA Rankings, will play in group one. Renaud will play with Maggie Kane of UNC in group four.

Doubles Schedule
Round Robin Groun 1

Friday
Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech) vs. Olaya Garrido -Rivas/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU)
Chalena Scholl/Jessica Ho (Duke) vs. Chloe Oulette-Pizer/Marika Akkerman (UNC) 

Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech) vs. Chloe Oulette-Pizer/Marika Akkerman (UNC)
Chalena Scholl/Jessica Ho (Duke) vs. Olaya Garrido – Rivas/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 

Saturday
Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech) vs. Chalena Scholl/Jessica Ho (Duke)
Chloe Oulette-Pizer/Marika Akkerman vs. Olaya Garrido- Rivas/Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU)

Round Robin Group 4
Friday
Spencer Liang /Peggy Porter (UF) vs. Johnnise Renaud/Maggie Kane (Georgia Tech/UNC)
Barbara Mancera/Amanda Rebol (NC State) vs. Skylar Morton/Meghan Kelley (UVA)

Spencer Liang/Peggy Porter (UF) vs. Skylar Morton/Meghan Kelley (UVA)
Johnnise Renaud/Maggie Kane (Georgia Tech /UNC ) vs. Barbara Mancera/Amanda Rebol (NC State) 

Saturday
Spencer Liang/Peggy Porter (UF) vs. Barbara Mancera/Amanda Rebol (NC State)
Skylar Morton/Meghan Kelley (UVA) vs. Johnnise Renaud/Maggie Kane (Georgia Tech/UNC)

Miami Invitational
Live Stats | All Brackets 

At Miami, junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik are the number one seed in the Green Doubles Draw and face off against Pitt’s Callie Frey and Ciara Lucas at 8 a.m. on Friday. In the Orange Doubles Draw, senior Megan Kurey and sophomore Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer face the number two seed, Auburn’s Burgmans and Alannah Griffin, also at 8 a.m. 

Singles matches will begin at 10 a.m. with Kurey, the number three seed of the Green Singles Draw, taking on Pitt’s Natsumi Okamoto. Prokopuik is also playing in the Green Singles Bracket, facing Pitt’s Frey at 11:30 a.m. In the Orange singles bracket, McAdoo is facing Ellie Yates of Vanderbilt at 10 a.m. Anton-Ohlmeyer takes on Alizee Michaud of Auburn at 11:30 a.m. 

Preseason Rankings
Senior Kendal Woodard and sophomores Paige Hourigan and Johnnise Renaud are all featured in the ITA’s Preseason Rankings. Hourigan and Woodard have been tabbed as the number seven doubles team. Hourigan also is featured in the ITA preseason singles rankings, checking in at No. 35 while Renaud is ranked the No. 74 singles player.

2015 Season Recap
The Yellow Jackets finished the 2015 campaign with a 17-10 overall record, a 9-5 mark in ACC play and a final ITA ranking of No. 20. Georgia Tech earned its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, advancing to the second round. The Yellow Jackets also won three-straight matches at the ACC Tournament to advance to the ACC Tournament final against Virginia. Sophomore Paige Hourigan received an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship while Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard received and at-large bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship. Hourigan and sophomore Johnnise Renaud were both named Second Team All-ACC in 2015 as well.

Same Faces, New Year
The Yellow Jackets welcome back all eight members of last year’s team. Seniors Megan Kurey, Kendal Woodard and Natasha Prokhnevska are the veterans of the eight member squad. Juniors Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Rasheeda McAdoo are back for their third year on the Flats and sophomores Paige Hourigan, Alexis Prokopuik and Johnnise Renaud are ready to return to the court after a year under their belts.

Next Up
The next fall tournament on the schedule is the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American tournament in Los Angeles, Calif. Sophomore Paige Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard have been selected to compete in the main doubles draw and Hourigan will also compete in the qualifying singles round. Sophomore Johnnise Renaud is both an alternate in singles and has been selected for the pre-qualifying singles.

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