Jan. 28, 2016
The No. 24 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (2-1) opens up the 2016 ACC season at No. 11 Miami on Friday at 3 p.m. The match will be shown on ESPN3. The Yellow Jackets return home to host Mercer and Kennesaw State on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Against the Opponents
Series vs. Miami: Georgia Tech leads, 11-10
Series vs. Mercer: Georgia Tech leads, 3-0
Series vs. Kennesaw State: Georgia Tech leads 3-0
ACC Openers Under Harmon
Georgia Tech is 1-2 in ACC openers under head Coach Rodney Harmon, having faced a top-25 in the ACC opener every season. The Yellow Jackets fell at No .1 North Carolina last year, 5-2, to open up the ACC but the previous year defeated #22 Notre Dame in a thrilling 4-3 match.
The Yellow Jackets advanced to the championship game of the ITA Kickoff after dropping #46 William & Mary 4-1 in the first round at home. The Yellow Jackets then fell to #21 LSU, 4-2. Junior Rasheeda McAdoo went undefeated on the weekend, winning one doubles match and two singles matches. She defeated LSU’s Skylar Kuyukendall, who is ranked No. 93, in singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
McAdoo Picks up ACC Player of the Week Honor
Junior was named the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week following the Yellow Jackets’ 7-0 season-opening win against UAB. The Boca Raton, Fla., native paired up with sophomore to defeat Pardis Kianoush and Elaine Simon, 6-1, in doubles and clinch the doubles point for Georgia Tech. McAdoo, who is ranked as the No. 92 singles player, faced Kianoush on court one and rolled to a 6-1 6-2 victory. McAdoo was playing on court one in singles for the first time in her career. It was McAdoo’s first conference honor of her career and she was the first Yellow Jacket to garner ACC Player of the Week accolades since current senior Natasha Proknevska was honored on Feb. 18, 2014.
In the Rankings
The Yellow Jackets were tabbed as the No. 24 team in the most recent team rankings. Junior was ranked as the No. 92 singles player in the country after going 6-2 during the fall. The doubles duo of and checked in at No. 35 in the doubles rankings.
After facing Miami, the Yellow Jackets host Mercer at 11 a.m. and Kennesaw State at 4 p.m. on Sunday.