April 10, 2016
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 17 Georgia Tech women’s tennis squad defeated No. 45 Notre Dame by a score of 4-3 on Sunday, improving its record to 15-6 overall and 10-2 in ACC play.
The Jackets jumped on the Irish early, taking a 1-0 lead after the 13th-ranked pairing of Kendal Woodard and Paige Hourigan clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win over Quinn Gleason and Jane Fennelly of Notre Dame. Tech added to the lead in singles when Alexis Prokopuik quickly defeated Fennelly by a score of 6-0, 6-4. Natasha Prokhnevska then made it 3-0 with a 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 victory over Rachel Chong, and Rasheeda McAdoo clinched the match shortly thereafter with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Mary Closs. However, Notre Dame would take the final three matches, including wins over No. 32 Johnnise Renaud and No. 37 Paige Hourigan of Georgia Tech.
“We pulled out a tough win today,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I thought we played very well in doubles. Natasha, Alexis and Rasheeda had impressive straight-set wins to put us up 4-0. Unfortunately, we lost the remaining three matches that were on the court.”
Tech will be back in action next weekend for a pair of home matches, as they will face No. 8 Duke on Friday and will host No. 2 North Carolina for Senior Day on Sunday.
Tennis Match Results
Georgia Tech vs Notre Dame
Apr 10, 2016 at Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
#17 Georgia Tech 4, #45 Notre Dame 3
1. #64 Quinn Gleason (ND) def. #32 Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Allison Miller (ND) def. #37 Paige Hourigan (GT) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Mary Closs (ND) 6-3, 7-5
4. Brooke Broda (ND) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Jane Fennelly (ND) 6-0, 6-4
6. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Rachel Chong (ND) 7-6 (7-0), 6-1
1. #13 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Quinn Gleason/Jane Fennelly (ND) 6-3
2. Johnnise Renaud/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Mary Closs/Julie Vrabel (ND) 6-3
3. Brooke Broda/Allison Miller (ND) def. Megan Kurey/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-3
Georgia Tech 15-6, 10-2 ACC; National ranking #17
Notre Dame 10-11, 4-8 ACC; National ranking #45
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,3,4,1,2)