Feb. 11, 2016
The No. 24 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (4-2, 0-1) hits the road this weekend, traveling to two ranked opponents. The Yellow Jackets face No. 59 Tennessee on Friday at 2 p.m. before heading to No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday at noon.
Against the Opponents
Series vs. Tennessee: Georgia Tech leads 4-2 and has won four of the past five, including three-straight
Series vs. Ohio State: Georgia Tech leads 3-1 and suffered their first loss in the series last season
In the Rankings
The Yellow Jackets have stayed at No. 24 in the most recent team ITA rankings. The highest the Jackets have been ranked this season was at No. 23 on Jan. 5. Junior moved up the rankings from the No. 92 singles player in the country to No. 56. Sophomore Johnnise Renaud made her debut in the rankings at No. 61. The doubles duo of and checked in at No. 58 in the doubles rankings.
A Look at the Yellow Jackets
Junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik both lead the Yellow Jackets with identical 4-1 dual match singles records. McAdoo has played on courts one through three this season, while Prokopuik has made appearances on courts three through six. McAdoo and doubles partner Johnnise Renaud are a perfect 5-0 in doubles, going undefeated on court two, 4-0, and picking up a win at the number one spot. The No. 58 doubles team of senior Kendall Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan are 3-1 on court one in 2016.
Facing Ranked Opponents
The Yellow Jackets are 1-2 when facing ranked opponents so far this season, defeating No. 46 William & Mary. The two losses were to two top-25 teams. Six ACC Women’s Tennis teams are ranked in the top 25 of the most recent Oracle/ITA poll, which is the second-most of any league. The No. 24 Yellow Jackets are joined in the top 25 by No. 2 North Carolina, No. 7 Duke, No. 9 Virginia, No. 12 Miami and No. 20 Clemson.
The Yellow Jackets have won the doubles point in four matches this season and are 4-0 when taking the first point of the match. The Yellow Jackets are 0-2 when losing the doubles point, having lost to No. 21 LSU and No. 11 Miami