Feb. 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The #21-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (3-1) captured a 5-2 victory at #27 Tennessee (1-3) this afternoon, defeating their second top-30 opponent this season.
“We played very well today against a very good Tennessee team,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. We played a ranked team at their place. It was a back and forth during the match. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer came up big for us to get us the first point in singles. We were fortunate that Megan came back and Natasha was able to close the door against a really tough player to clinch the match. We are happy with the way we played. We have to get ready for a really tough match next week.”
Prokhnevska and Muriel Wacker paired up to defeat Victoria Olivarez and Eve Repic, 8-3, on court two in doubles competition. Anton-Ohlmeyer and McAdoo weren’t far behind with their 8-4 victory against Ambika Pande and Brittany Lindl at the #3 spot.
The battle between the #1-ranked doubles team Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard and Joanna Henderson and Laurence Guevremont went unfinished after the Jackets captured two doubles victories to win the first point of the match.
A singles win by Anton-Ohlmeyer on court five gave the Jackets a quick 2-0 lead. Anton-Ohlmeyer defeated Tiffany Tavares in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. On court one, #94 Woodard fell to #63 Repic in a tight first set, 7-6 (7-4). Repic won set two, 6-1, giving the Lady Vols’ their first point in the match.
The Jackets then rattled off three singles wins to jump to a 5-1 lead and captured their third victory of the season. Kurey stayed undefeated in singles play this season at 3-0 after defeating Lindl, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Prokhnevska also preserved her undefeated singles record, 3-0, after recording a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) win against Henderson at the #2 spot. Prokhnevska clinched the win for the Yellow Jackets.
On court four, McAdoo rallied from losing set one, 6-4, to Olivarez, to edge her opponent, 7-6 (7-3) in set two. McAdoo won the tiebreaker, 10-5, to win her first singles match of the spring season. Wacker suffered a 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 loss on court six to Guevremont.
The Jackets open up ACC play next Friday, traveling to #22 Notre Dame at 3 p.m.
#21 Georgia Tech vs #27 Tennessee
Feb 15, 2014 at Knoxville, Tenn.
(Goodfriend Tennis Center)
#21 Georgia Tech 5, #27 Tennessee 2
1. #63 Eve Repic (TENNW) def. #94 Kendal Woodard (GT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
2. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Joanna Henderson (TENNW) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Megan Kurey (GT) def. Brittany Lindl (TENNW) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
4. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Victoria Olivarez (TENNW) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-5)
5. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Tiffany Tavares (TENNW) 6-3, 6-4
6. Laurence Guevremont (TENNW) def. Muriel Wacker (GT) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
1. Joanna Henderson/Laurence Guevremont (TENNW) vs. #1 Kendal Woodard/Megan Kurey (GT) 6-7, unfinished
2. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Victoria Olivarez/Eve Repic (TENNW) 8-3
3. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Ambika Pande/Brittany Lindl (TENNW) 8-4
Georgia Tech 3-1; National ranking #21
Tennessee 1-3; National ranking #27
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,1,3,2,4,6)