March 18, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 19 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (10-5, 5-1 ACC) won its fifth-straight ACC match, rolling past No. 60 Florida State (8-7, 0-5 ACC) 4-1 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.
“We were able to pull out a 4-1 win against Florida State,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “It was a pretty tight match. Our number one and three doubles team were able to clinch the doubles point which was key. It was a battle in singles and it was just like the two battles we had against them last year. We started off really well.”
The Yellow Jackets won the doubles point for the 10th time this season and are now 9-0 when winning the first point of the match. The doubles duo of junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and senior Megan Kurey were the first to tally a victory, defeating Lana Rush and Daniela Schippers on court three, 6-2.
The No. 21 tandem of sophomore Paige Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard stayed undefeated during conference doubles play at 6-0, winning 6-3 against Daneika Borthwick and Yukako Noi on court one to put the Yellow Jackets up 1-0.
Georgia Tech would jump ahead 2-0 with a singles win from Anton-Ohlmeyer on court six. The junior took down Rush, 6-2, 6-2. The Seminoles scored their first point of the match on court won where No. 72 Borthwick edged No. 36 Johnnise Renaud 6-4, 7-6.
Shortly after, sophomore Alexis Prokopuik put the Yellow Jackets in a 3-1 lead. Prokopuik cruised past Schippers in the first match 6-1 and then edged her opponent 7-5 in set two on court five.
After the Yellow Jackets went up 3-1, light rain forced the match to be moved indoors.
Following the location switch, No. 95 Rasheeda McAdoo would come up big for the Yellow Jackets and clinch the win on court three. McAdoo took set one 6-2 against Julia Mikulski before falling in set two 6-3. In the decisive set, McAdoo won 6-4 to clinch the Yellow Jacket fifth-straight ACC win.
The Yellow Jackets return home for two matches, hosting Clemson on Friday, March. 25 at 3 p.m. and Pitt at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 27.
#19 Georgia Tech 4, #60 Florida State 1
- #72 Daneika Borthwick (FS) def. #36 Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
- Yukako Noi (FS) vs. #80 Paige Hourigan (GT) 7-5, 4-6, 4-3, unfinished
- #95 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Julia Mikulski (FS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
- Gabriella Castaneda (FS) vs. Kendal Woodard (GT) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 3-3, unfinished
- Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Daniela Schippers (FS) 6-1, 7-5
- Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Lana Rush (FS) 6-2, 6-2
- #21 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Daneika Borthwick/Yukako Noi (FS) 6-3
- Gabriella Castaneda/Julia Mikulski (FS) vs. Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) 5-2, unfinished
- Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Megan Kurey (GT) def. Lana Rush/Daniela Schippers (FS) 6-2
Georgia Tech 10-5, 5-1 ACC; National ranking #19
Florida State 8-7, 0-5 ACC; National ranking #60
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,1,5,3)