April 10, 2015
THE FLATS- A short lightning delay before singles play did not slow down the Yellow Jackets momentum as the #35 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team claimed the doubles point and took all six singles matches to cruise past Boston College, 7-0, at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex Friday evening.
With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 11-7 overall, and 7-4 in the ACC. The Eagles fell to 13-7 this spring and 7-5 in conference play.
“It was a good win,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I thought the girls did a good job handling adversity because we were outside and inside. Boston College is a really good team. They beat us last year up in Chestnut Hill so we know how good they are and we wanted to be ready to play. We were down in some matches, but we were able to fight through adversity.”
During doubles play on the outdoor courts, the 17th ranked pairing of junior Kendal Woodard and freshman Paige Hourigan cruised to an 8-1 victory on court one over Jessica Wacnik and Asiya Dair. McAdoo and freshman Johnnise Renaud finished play soon after, defeating Boston College’s pairing of Jennifer Ran and Wan-Yi Sweeting, 8-3, on court three to give the Jackets a 1-0 advantage.
On court two, the battle between the Yellow Jackets’ Natasha Prokhnevska and Alexis Prokopuik and the Eagles’ Katya Vasilyev and Emily Safron went unfinished after the Jackets captured two doubles victories to win the first point of the match.
After a 15-minute lightning delay, singles play was moved into the indoor facility.
A singles win by #56 Hourigan on court two gave the Jackets a quick 2-0 lead. Hourgian defeated Asiya Dair in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. On court six, Prokopuik took down Wan-Yi Sweeeting, 7-5, 6-0, giving Tech a 3-0 lead in the match.
Moments later, McAdoo clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Cassie Heini Salonen on court five. With the victory, McAdoo improved her record to 3-0 in conference matches this spring.
The Yellow Jackets then collected two quick singles wins as Woodard beat out Katya Vasilyev in a 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of a final set, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) on court three and Natasha Prokhnevska recovered to defeat Emily Safron, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on court four.
On court one, #104 Johnnise Renaud won the longest singles match of the day, finishing off #101 Jessica Wacnik in a 10-point tiebreaker, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8).
The Jackets return to action on Sunday as they host #12 Virginia at 12:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Boston College vs Georgia Tech
Apr 10, 2015 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
#35 Georgia Tech 7, #49 Boston College 0
- #104 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. #101 Jessica Wacnik (BC) 3-6, 7-5, (10-8)*
- #56 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. #101 Assiya Dair (BC) 6-0, 6-2
- Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Katya Vasilyev (BC) 6-3, 4-6, (10-8)*
- Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Emily Safron (BC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
- Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Heini Salonen (BC) 6-2, 6-4
- Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) 7-5, 6-0
*10-point tiebreaker in lieu of final set
- #17 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Jessica Wacnik/Assiya Dair (BC) 8-1
- Natasha Prokhnevska/Alexis Prokopuik (GT) vs. Katya Vasilyev/Emily Safron (BC) 4-4, unfinished
- Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Jennifer Ren/Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) 8-3
Boston College 13-9 (7-5); National ranking #49
Georgia Tech 11-7 (7-4); National ranking #35
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,6,5,3,4,1)
Match played indoors