March 25, 2016
THE FLATS – The No. 22 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (11-5, 6-1 ACC) snapped a four-match losing streak to Clemson (7-6, 5-3), defeating the No. 25 Tigers, 6-1, on Friday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
“I felt like we played very well today,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “Clemson is a top-25 team so we knew it was going to be a tough match. Historically we had tough matches and they have a really good team. We were able to able to play well in doubles and take that momentum into singles.”
The Yellow Jackets have won six-straight ACC matches and are on a six-match winning streak. Georgia Tech kicked off the match with a 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point for the 11th time this season.
The Yellow Jackets were strong on courts one and two, registering 6-3 wins on both courts. Sophomore Johnnise Renaud and junior Rasheeda McAdoo are now 10-3 in doubles after defeating Tristen Dewar and Ally Miller-Krasilnikov. The No. 18 duo of senior Kendal Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan stayed undefeated in conference play at 7-0 with a win against Fernanda Navarro and Ayan Broomfield.
In singles, Clemson would tie up the match at 1-1 after Ruiz defeated Anton-Ohlmeyer, 6-1, 6-1 on court six.
The Yellow Jackets jumped ahead 3-1 with victories on courts three and five. McAdoo, who is No. 117 in singles, rolled past Navarro, 6-1, 6-3 on court three. Prokopuik also picked up a straight-set victory, taking down Dewar, 6-3, 6-2 on match five.
Georgia Tech’s victory was clinched on court two by Hourigan. Hourigan, who checks in at No. 105 in the ITA singles rankings, upset No. 20 Eidukonyte, 7-5, 6-2, to secure the victory for the Yellow Jackets. Renaud, who is the No. 30 singles player, finished up right after Hourigan, defeating No. 52 Broomfield, 6-4, 6-3.
Woodard finished off the 6-1 victory with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win on court four against Miller-Krasilnikov.
The Yellow Jackets return to the court on Sunday, hosting Pittsburgh at 10 a.m.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech
Mar 25, 2016 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
#22 Georgia Tech 6, #25 Clemson 1
- #30 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. #52 Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-4, 6-3
- #105 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. #20 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 7-5, 6-2
- #117 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Fernanda Navarro (CU) 6-1, 6-3
- Kendal Woodard (GT) def. A Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
- Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 6-2
- Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-1, 6-1
- #18 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Fernanda Navarro/Ayan Broomfield (CU) 6-3
- Johnnise Renaud/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Tristen Dewar/A Miller-Krasilnikov (CU) 6-3
- Daniela Ruiz/Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Megan Kurey/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-2
Clemson 7-6, 5-3; National ranking #25
Georgia Tech 11-5, 6-1; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,3,5,2,1,4)