March 15, 2015
THE FLATS – The #51 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (5-5, 2-2 ACC) fell short in its match against #14 Miami (9-2, 5-0), 6-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
“We had a tough one today against a really good Miami team,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I felt like we had some performances from Megan and I thought that Alexis played pretty good tennis. I thought that we fought, but they just outplayed us today and played at a higher level than we did. We have to have a good practice tomorrow and get ready for a tough FSU team on Tuesday.”
After a 50 minute delay because of wet courts due to rain early this morning, the first doubles match to finish up was on court two. #18 Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque quickly defeated the sophomore duo of Rasheeda McAdoo and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer, 8-1.
On court three, Natasha Prokhnevska and Johnnise Renaud took a 5-1 lead against Wendy Zhang and Sinead Lohan. The Hurricanes duo battled back to take a 6-5 lead. Prokhnevska and Renaud tied it up, 6-6, but Zhang and Lohan rattled of the next two games to win 8-6 and clinch the doubles point for Miami.
On court one, #35 ranked Kendal Woodard and Paige Hourigan were in a battle against #8 Stephanie Wanger and Lina Lileikite. The Hurricanes led, 7-6, on court one before the doubles point was clinched.
Miami took a 2-0 lead after #7 Wagner defeated #64 Hourigan in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-1, at the number two spot. The Hurricanes extended their lead to 3-0 when #108 Lina Lileikite tallied a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Woodard on court three.
The match was clinched in favor of Miami when #37 Lohan defeated #92 Renaud, 6-3, 6-2 on court one.
On court six, Anton-Ohlmeyer battled it out with Albuquerque in set one, but eventually fell 7-6 (7-3). Anton-Ohlmeyer then lost the second set, 6-3.
JuniorMegan Kurey picked up the Yellow Jackets’ only win of the afternoon, making a comeback to defeat #63 Riobueno. Riobueno took set one, 6-3. Kurey fought it out with Riobueno in set two, and came out on top, 7-6 (7-4). Kurey cruised to a 10-4 win in the tie breaker to give Tech its only point.
Prokopuik was also in a battle on court five against Yolimar Ogando. Ogando defeated Prokopuik, 7-5, in the first frame. After the score was tied 6-6 in the second set, Prokopuik lost 7-2, in the tiebreaker.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, hosting Florida State at 2 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
Tennis Match Results
Miami vs Georgia Tech
Mar 15, 2015 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
#14 Miami 6, #51 Georgia Tech 1
1. #37 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. #92 Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-3, 6-2
2. #7 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. #64 Paige Hourigan (GT) 6-1, 6-1
3. #108 Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2, 6-2
4. Megan Kurey (GT) def. #63 Clementina Riobueno (UM) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 1-0 (10-4)
5. Yolimar Ogando (UM) def. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Monique Albuquerque (UM) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
1. #35 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) vs. #8 Stephanie Wagner/Lina Lileikite (UM) 6-7, unfinished
2. #19 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Rasheeda McAdoo/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 8-1
3. Sinead Lohan/Wendy Zhang (UM) def. Natasha Prokhnevska/Johnnise Renaud (GT) 8-6
Miami 9-2, 5-0 ACC; National ranking #14
Georgia Tech 5-5, 2-2 ACC; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,1,6,4,5)
Match played outside … Match delayed 50 minutes because of wet courts