Three Named to All-ACC Academic Tennis Team

June 24, 2015

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis student-athletes Megan Kurey, Natasha Prokhnevska and Alexis Prokopuik were named to the All-ACC Academic Tennis Team, the league announced Wednesday.

This is the third-straight year that Kurey, a senior business administration major, has been honored on the team. The honor is the first for Prokhnevska, a senior biochemistry major, and Prokopuik, a freshman environmental engineering major.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Kurey, who was named captain prior to the 2014-15 season, went 11-5 in singles and 5-6 in doubles during the dual match season. Kurey played on courts four through six, going 5-3 on court five and 4-1 on court six. The Alpharetta, Ga., native clinched two huge wins for the Jackets this season. Against Florida State in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, Kurey battled it out with Daniela Schippers to win a three-set thriller, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, to clinch the 4-3 Georgia Tech victory and a trip to the championship match. Two matches later, Kurey came up clutch again, this time clinching a 4-3 victory for the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-6-, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 win against Abby Stevens of Wichita State. Kurey played alongside junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer in doubles on court two.

Prokhnevska completed the 2014-15 season with an 11-13 overall singles record and a 12-5 record in doubles. She went 6-9 in dual matches in singles play, playing mostly on courts three and four. Prokhnevska was ranked as the #81 singles player in the country in the first week of the ITA’s 2015 rankings. She clinched two matches for the Jackets this season, against #59 Florida State and NC State. In doubles, Prokhnevska went 6-4 in dual matches and played mostly alongside Johnnise Renaud on court three. The duo went 6-2 this past season.

In her first season as a Yellow Jacket, Prokopuik went 9-8 in dual singles matches and 1-6 in doubles matches. In singles, Prokopuik played on courts four through six, tallying 3-2 records on courts four and five. Prokopuik’s singles victory against Allison Miller, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, at Notre Dame clinched the Yellow Jackets’ 4-3 victory. Prokopuik played on court two in doubles, mostly alongside sophomore Rasheeda McAdoo.

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–TogetherWeSwarm–

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