April 19, 2015
SYRACUSE, NY — The #25 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (13-8, 9-5 ACC) finished out the regular season with a 5-2 victory at Syracuse (8-12, 3-11) this afternoon at the Drumlins Tennis Center.
“We were able to pull out a 5-2 win at Syracuse,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I thought Syracuse competed really hard and they did a really good job. We competed well in doubles. In singles we did well in certain spots. We are going to try and get some rest and get ready for the ACC tournament this week.”
The Yellow Jackets finished out the season winning eight out of 10 matches and head to the ACC Tournament this week in Cary, N.C. Georgia Tech is the number six seed in the tournament and will face the winner of #11 Wake Forest and #14 NC State at 3 pm on Thursday.
Georgia Tech captured the doubles point for the seventh straight match and 16th time this season. The #13-ranked duo of junior Kendal Woodard and freshman Paige Hourigan improved their ACC record to 8-1 with an 8-2 victory against Komal Safdar and Valeria Salazar on court one.
In singles action, junior Megan Kurey was first to score a point for the Yellow Jackets, rolling to a 6-1, 6-0 win against Micthell on court six.
The Orange then notched one of their two points after Safdar defeated sophomore Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer, 6-2, 6-4.
Three straight singles wins from the Jackets secured the Yellow Jackets’ ninth ACC victory. McAdoo won in straight-sets against Rhiann Newbork, 6-2, 6-4 to make it 3-1 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
Hourigan clinched the win for Georgia Tech for the second time this weekend on court two. After winning 6-4 in set one, #55 Hourigan fell in set two, 6-1, to Salazar. Hourigan then bounced back to win 6-2 in the third set.
Prokhnevska bumped Tech’s lead up to 5-1 after defeating Bachini at the four spot. Bachini jumped ahead 6-1 in the first set but Prokhenvska edged her opponent, 7-5, in the second set. Prokhenvska then blanked Bachini, 6-0 in set three to capture the win.
The Orange recorded their second point of the match after Amanda Rogers beat #98 Renaud 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on court one.
Tennis Match Results
Georgia Tech vs Syracuse
Apr 19, 2015 at Syracuse N.Y.
(Drumlins Tennis Center)
#25 Georgia Tech 5, Syracuse 2
- Amanda Rodgers (SU) def. #98 Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
- #55 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Valeria Salazar (SU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
- Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Rhiann Newborn (SU) 6-2, 6-4
- Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Breanna Bachini (SU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-0
- Komal Safdar (SU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-2, 6-4
- Megan Kurey (GT) def. Nicole Micthell (SU) 6-1, 6-0
- #13 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Komal Safdar/Valeria Salazar (SU) 8-2
- Amanda Rodgers/Rhiann Newborn (SU) vs. Megan Kurey/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 7-6, unfinished
- Johnnise Renaud/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Breanna Bachini/Nicole Micthell (SU) 8-5
Georgia Tech 13-8, 9-5 ACC; National ranking #25
Syracuse 8-12, 3-11 ACC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,3,2,4,1)
Official: Frank Thomas