GAINESVILLE, FLA. — On day one of main draw action, Georgia Tech women’s tennis won all three opening doubles matches and picked up three wins in singles. Two rounds of doubles action were played, while one round of singles action took place at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex. The Tech doubles tandem of Paige Hourigan and Rasheeda McAdoo won both matches to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Action got started on Friday with doubles play as the Jackets had three tandems competing. Tech was victorious in all opening round matches as the pair of Nami Otsuka and Nadia Gizdova picked up an 8-7 (7) victory over FSU’s Nandini Das/Daniela Schippers. Later in the morning, Otsuka and Gizdova met the seventh-seeded pair of Sinead Lohan/Dominika Paterova from Miami, falling 8-6.
Next up, No. 35 Hourigan and McAdoo, seeded fourth, opened doubles play taking down USF’s Ana Roman Dominguez/Vanja Kalric, 8-7 (5) and moved into the quarterfinals with a victory over UCF’s Cortney Cesarini/Monica Matias with an 8-5 triumph.
Rounding out doubles play, Tech paired Kenya Jones and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer. The Yellow jacket tandem picked up an 8-6 win over Katia Stavroulak/Grace Korta from Mercer, but fell in the second round to eighth-seeded Kourtney Keegan/Peggy Porter, 8-5 from Florida.
Friday saw one round of singles play take place as the Yellow Jackets picked up three wins to advance to Saturday. Tech saw wins from Hourigan, McAdoo and Gizdova. Hourigan opened things for the Jackets, dropping just two games in a straight set domination, 6-2, 6-0, over Nina Nagode of FIU. McAdoo advanced on a withdraw from Florida Gulf Coast’s Julia Ascua, while Gizdova picked up a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Arjana Korac of Stetson.
Moving into the backdraw, Otsuka fell in three sets to Florida’s Peggy Porter, while Anton-Ohlmeyer fell in straight sets to No. 32 Yolimar Ogando of Miami and Jones dropped her match in three sets to Katia Stavroulaki from Mercer.
Hourigan and McAdoo will meet Andrea Lazaro/Nina Nagode of FIU in quarterfinal doubles action on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. In singles play, Hourigan will take on Ariana Rahmanparast of FSU, while McAdoo will challenge FSU’s Julia Mikulski. Gizdova will play Florida’s Belinda Woolcock on Saturday. In backdraw singles play, Otsuka will face Daniela Ramirez (GSTU), Anton-Ohlmeyer will take on Grace Korta (MU) and Jones will challenge Katia Stavroulaki (MU).
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