March 28, 2014
THE FLATS – The #28-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (7-6, 4-3 ACC) fell at home to #17 Clemson (15-3, 7-0 ACC), 6-1, on Friday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Center.
“Clemson played well and we played better than we have been playing but we still have a ways to go,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “We have to prepare for a tough match on Sunday against N.C. State. We can hopefully build a little on the success we had and play even better on Sunday.”
Senior Muriel Wacker was the lone Yellow Jacket to tally a point against the Tigers. Wacker took on Jessy Rompies on court five. After being edged in the first set 7-6 (7-4), Wacker came back to win set two, 6-3. She kept her momentum going in the tiebreaker, winning 1-0 (10-6).
In the beginning of the match, the doubles duo of Wacker and sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska were the first to finish, recording an 8-2 victory against #78-ranked Tristen Dewar and Romy Koelzer on court two. Wacker and Prokhnevska are now 6-6 this season.
The number four ranked doubles team of sophomores Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard fell to #26-ranked Beatrice Gumulya and Yana Koroleva, 8-2, at the number one spot, putting the Tigers up, 1-0, heading into singles play.
It was on court one where the Tigers took a 2-0 lead, thanks to a 6-3, 6-1, victory for #46 Koroleva against Woodard. At the number four spot, Anton-Ohlmeyer faced Rompies. Rompies took set one, 6-4, before winning set two, 6-2.
A win from #111 Gumulya, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, against Kurey clinched the match for Clemson and handed the Jackets its third conference loss.
After falling to #93 Dewar in set one, 6-4, McAdoo rebounded in set two to win 6-2. During the tiebreaker, McAdoo battled from being down 5-1, but eventually lost the tiebreaker, 10-5 at the four spot.
Prokhnevska fought her way to a 7-5 win in set one against Kolzer on court two before Kolzer won the next two sets, 6-1, 6-4.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action this Sunday when they host #64 N.C. State at noon at the Ken Byers Tennis Center.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech
Mar 28, 2014 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
#17 Clemson 6, #28 Georgia Tech 1
1. #46 Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-3, 6-1
2. #64 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
3. #111 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 7-6, 6-1
4. #93 Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
5. Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Jessy Rompies (CU) 6-7, 6-3, 1-0
6. Yuilynn Miao (CU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-4, 6-2
1. #26 Yana Koroleva/Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. #4 Kendal Woodard/Megan Kurey (GT) 8-2
2. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. #78 Romy Koelzer/Tristen Dewar (CU) 8-2
3. Jessy Rompies/Yuilynn Miao (CU) def. Rasheeda McAdoo/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 8-3
Clemson 15-3, 7-0 ACC; National ranking #17
Georgia Tech 7-6, 4-3 ACC; National ranking #28
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,6,3,4,2,5)