Sept. 18, 2015
Split between two tournaments, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team picked up two singles wins and three doubles victories on the first day of competition during the fall season.
At the Duke’s Bonk Invite, the No. 7-ranked doubles team of senior Kendal Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan defeated TCU’s Olaya Garrido-Rivas and Sofiko Kadzhaya, 8-2, in group one. In their second match of the day, the duo fell to Chole Oulette-Pizer and Marika Akkerman of North Carolina, 8-5. Sophomore Johnnise Renaud paired up with UNC’s Maggie Kane to go 1-1 in doubles play in group four. Renaud and Kane first fell to No. 55 Peggy Porter and Spencer Liang of Florida, 8-0, before defeating NC State’s Barbara Mancera and Amanda Rebol, 8-4.
In the singles, No. 74 Renaud, the number two seed in the Black draw, fell to Porter, 6-4, 6-2. Renaud faces Garrido-Rivas tomorrow at noon in the consolation semifinals. No. 35 Hourigan also fell in her match, 6-2, 6-2, to Duke’s Kaitlyn McCarthy. Hourigan, who is the number one seed in the White draw, faces NC State’s Biana Moldovan at noon in the consolation semifinals. Woodard, who competed in the singles draw, was defeated by UNC’s Cassandra Vazquez, 6-3, 6-3. She faces Furman’s Katarina Weymouth at noon in the consolation semifinals.
At the Miami Invitational, junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik were the number one seed in the Green bracket. The duo advanced to the semifinals after their opponent withdrew but then fell to Auburn’s Muller and Turner, 6-2. McAdoo and Prokopuik will face the number two seed of the draw, Miami’s Fuentes and Ogando, in the third place match at 2 p.m.
In the Orange draw, senior Megan Kurey and junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer edged the number two seed in the draw, Burgmans and Griffin of Auburn, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals. The tandem then fell to Miami’s Madcur and Riobueno, 6-4 and will now battle for third place against the number one seed, Vanderbilt’s Altrick and Conteras at 2 p.m.
In the Green singles draw, Kurey, the number three seed, registered a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Pitt’s Natsumi Okanoto and will play in the semifinals at 8 a.m. Prokopuik also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Callie Frey of Pitt. She will face the number four seed, Paula de Man of Auburn tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
In the Orange singles bracket, McAdoo fell to Vanderbilt’s Ellie Yates, 6-3, 6-2. She will face Pitt’s Carina Ma in the consolation quarterfinals at 8 a.m. Anton-Ohlmeyer also suffered a loss, losing to Auburn’s Alizee Michaud, 6-3, 6-2. She will take on Pitt’s Gabriela Rezende in the consolation quarterfinals at 9:30 a.m.