Hourigan, Jones Tabbed ITA All-Americans

TEMPE, Ariz. – Georgia Tech’s Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones were named to the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America class as announced by the organization Wednesday. Hourigan and Jones received the prestigious honor as a doubles pair, while Hourigan also earned All-America status in singles.

Hourigan posted a 24-13 overall singles record during her senior campaign and went 16-10 in dual action. The Turakina, New Zealand native led the Jackets mainly from the No. 1 position. A four-time all-ACC selection, Hourigan was named to the first team to cap her collegiate career. Ranked as high as No. 12 in the ITA rankings during the season where she finished the year, Hourigan reached the NCAA Tournament round of 16 in singles action before falling to eventual national champion Arianne Hartono of Ole Miss. Hourigan received at-large bids to the NCAA Singles Championship all four years as a Yellow Jacket.

Hourigan is the fifth Yellow Jacket in program history to earn the honor and the first All-America selection in singles since Jillian O’Neill earned the accolade in 2012. Five Yellow Jackets have received All-America status a total of nine times in program history.

As a doubles team, Hourigan and Jones finished the season ranked No. 1 in the country in the final ITA rankings released May 30. The pair went 27-8 overall and 18-5 in dual competition this season, all from the No. 1 position for the Jackets. Earning the ACC’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid, Hourigan and Jones closed their season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The pair spent the entire season ranked in the top five in the country and both were named all-ACC.

The last Georgia Tech doubles tandem to earn All-America status was Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard in 2014.

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