Oct. 23, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. –During the first day of main draw action at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals, the Yellow Jackets recorded seven singles wins and one doubles win at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
The Yellow Jackets had four doubles teams in the main double draws of the tournament. Sophomore Paige Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard, the number two seed in the main doubles draw, were the Jackets’ doubles team that advanced. The #7-ranked duo rolled past USF’s Bessonova/Dominguez, 8-1, to advance to the round of 16. Hourigan and Woodard will face North Florida’s Hemmerich and Vazquez at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
The other three Yellow Jacket doubles teams were eliminated from the main draw after suffering first round losses. Junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Johnnise Renaud fought hard against Miami’s Tanielian and Wagner, but were edged, 8-7 (9). Senior Natasha Prokhnevska and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik were defeated, 8-2, by #16 Garcia and Shaffer of Georgia. The tandem of junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and senior Megan Kurey fell to #50 Riobueno and Zhang of Miami, 8-6.
In singles, six Yellow Jackets picked up wins in the first round of the main draw. McAdoo took down Georgia’s Laura Patterson in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2. Fellow junior Anton-Ohlmeyer also picked up a win, blanking Stetson’s Maja Salibasic, 6-0, 6-0.
Renaud, who is the No. 74 singles player in the ITA Rankings, defeated Kennesaw State’s Alexandra Mercado, 6-3, 6-0. Prokopuik also faced a Kennesaw State Owl, tallying a 6-0, 6-4 victory against Gabrielle Robinson.
No. 35 Hourigan was victorious against FAU’s Ana Gutierrez, 6-2, 6-2. Woodard edged Evenline Lepinay, 6-2, 7-5, to advance.
After winning the first set against FSU’s Ariana Rahmanparast, 6-1, Kurey fell in the next two sets 6-4, 6-4. Prokhnevska fell in her match to Georgia State’s Niriantsa Rasolomalala, 6-3, 6-3. Both Kurey and Prokhnevksa will play in the consolation singles draw tomorrow.
Renaud was the lone Yellow Jacket to advance to the round of 16 after bouncing back to record a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory against USF’s Ana Dominquez in the round of 32.
McAdoo lost to No. 13 Sinead Lohan of Miami, 6-3, 6-2. Against Miami’s No. 6 Stephanie Wagner, Prokopuik fell, 6-4, 6-2. Anton-Ohlmeyer faced the No. 2 singles player in the nation, Brooke Austin of Florida, and lost, 6-2, 6-3. Hourigan suffered a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Anna Danilina of Florida while Woodard was defeated by No. 5 Josie Kuhlman of Florida.
Tomorrow’s action gets started at 10 a.m. with the doubles round of 16 followed by the doubles quarter finals. Main draw singles round of 16 will also be played as well as the singles consolation round of 32 and 16.
Main Draw – Round of 32 Doubles
#7 Hourigan/Woodard (GT) def. Bessonova/Dominguez (USF) 8-1
#16 Garcia/Shaffer (UGA) def. Prokhnevska/Prokopuik (GT) 8-2
#50 Riobueno/Zhang (UM) def. Anton-Ohlmeyer/Kurey (GT) 8-6
Tanielian/Wagner (UM) def. McAdoo/Renaud (GT) 8-7 (9)
Main Draw – Round of 64 Singles
Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Laura Patterson (UGA) 6-2, 6-2
Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Maja Salibasic (SU) 6-0, 6-0
#74 Johnise Renaud (GT) def. Alexandra Mercado (KSU) 6-3, 6-0
Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Gabrielle Robinson (KSU) 6-0, 6-4
#35 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Ana Gutierrez (FAU) 6-2,6-2
Niriantsa Rasolomalala (Ga. St.) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-3, 6-3
Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Eveline Lepinay (SU) 6-2, 7-5
Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 1-6,6-4,6-4
Main Draw – Round of 32 Singles
#13 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 6-3,6-2
#6 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 6-4,6-2
#2 Brooke Austin (UF) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-2,6-3
Anna Danilina (UF) def. #35 Paige Hourigan (GT) 6-3,6-3
#74 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Ana Dominquez (USF) 3-6,6-3,7-6(5)
#5 Josie Kuhlman (UF) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2,6-4