No. 13 Jackets Sweep Chattanooga and Georgia Southern

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis swept Chattanooga and Georgia Southern in a pair of matches Saturday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. With the wins, Tech improves to 8-2 on the season.

QUOTABLE: “Today was a good day of matches. We’ve been working on a number of things in practice this past week and today we were able to go out and execute some of those things in preparation for a number of tough matches next weekend and the beginning of our ACC season. We are excited about getting going at Georgia on Friday and playing Florida State on Sunday.” – Head Coach Rodney Harmon

Tech swept the doubles matches for the second time on the day to lead the match 1-0. Wrapping up first, Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones defeated Georgia Southern’s Emilia Bujan/Ella Monsey 6-0 from No. 2 before the No. 11 duo of Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud clinched the point with a 6-2 decision over Mariana Ranzahuer/Lindsay Truscott on court one. Luca Fabian/Nami Otuska completed the sweep with a 6-2 victory over Arianna de Winter/Paige Christian, 6-2.

SINGLES ACTION: Georgia Tech swept the singles matches once again against Georgia Southern. Renaud put Tech up 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory on court one over Truscott, while Hourigan topped Winter on court two, 6-1, 6-3. Fabian clinched the match for Tech on court six, defeating Christian, 6-1, 6-1 and Jones put the Jackets ahead 5-0 downing Ranzahuer on court three, 6-1, 6-1. Otsuka and Gizdova wrapped up the sweep from courts four and five, both taking their matches in straight sets.

Tech wasted no time sweeping doubles in 35 minutes from first serve. The pair of Hourigan/ Jones concluded first, sweeping Mckenzie Braco/Delaney Edwards, 6-0, on court two. The point was clinched at the top spot as the pair of McAdoo and Renaud took a 6-2 decision over Samantha Caswell/Rachele Gazzola. Fabian and Otsuka completed the sweep of doubles from court three, winning 6-3 over UTC’s Carolina Hall/Sydney Patton.

SINGLES PLAY: Tech swept all singles matches to claim the match 7-0. Jones finished first, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hall on court four before Fabian grabbed a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Barco on court six for a 3-0 match lead. McAdoo clinched the match on court three, defeating Patton, 6-0, 6-3. Playing at the No. 1 singles spot, Renaud pushed the Jackets ahead 5-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Caswell before Hourigan won in a tiebreak on court two, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5). Nadia Gizdova completed the sweep on court five, taking a straight set victory, 6-4, 7-5, after battling back from a 5-3 deficit in the second set.

UP NEXT: Tech is back in action traveling to Georgia for a 3 p.m. matchup in Athens on Friday, Feb. 24.

No. 13 Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern Results
Match Score: No. 13 Georgia Tech 7, Georgia Southern 0
1. No. 11 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Mariana Ranzahuer/Lindsay Truscott (GSU) 6-2
2. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Emilia Bujan/Ella Monsey (GSU) 6-0
3. Luca Fabian/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Arianna de Winter/Paige Christian (GSU) 6-2
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Point: Georgia Tech

1. Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Lindsay Truscott (GSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Arianne de Winter (GSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Mariana Ranzaheur (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. No. 92 Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Emilia Bujan (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Nadia Gizdova (GT) def. Ella Monsey (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Luca Fabian (GT) def. Paige Christian (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,2,6,3,4,5

No. 13 Georgia Tech vs. Chattanooga Results
Match Score: No. 13 Georgia Tech 7, Chattanooga 0
1. No. 11 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Samantha Caswell/Rachele Gazzola (UTC) 6-2
2. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Mckenzie Barco/Delaney Edwards (UTC) 6-0
3. Luca Fabian/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Caroline Hall/Sydney Patton (UTC) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Point: Georgia Tech

1. Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Samantha Caswell (UTC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Delaney Edwards (UTC) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
3. No. 43 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Sydney Patton (UTC) 6-0, 6-3
4. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Caroline Hall (UTC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Nadia Gizdova (GT) def. Rachele Gazzola (UTC) 6-4, 7-5
6. Luca Fabian (GT) def. Mckenzie Barco (UTC) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 4,6,3,1,2,5

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