Jan. 22, 2016
THE FLATS – The No. 24 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team welcomes No. 21 LSU, No. 35 DePaul and No. 46 William & Mary to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex for the ITA Kickoff weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Georgia Tech vs. William & Mary at Noon
Saturday, Jan. 23 – LSU vs. DePaul at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 24 – Consolation Match at 10 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 24 – Championship Match at 2 p.m.
Due to a home men’s basketball game on Saturday, fans that are attending Saturday’s matches will be directed to park in lot W23 off of State Street. Click here for a parking map. For Sunday’s matches, fans can park in E65, the lot behind McCamish Pavilion.
The No. 1 team in each site will face the No. 4 team. The No. 2 team will face the No. 3 team. Two matches are guaranteed — the winners/losers will play the following day. The 15 schools that win both of their matches at these events will be invited to play in the Feb. 5-8 ITA National Team Indoor Championship at the University of Wisconsin.
Michigan Invite Recap
Sophomore Johnnise Renaud was named the singles champion of the Michigan Invitational. Renaud won all three of her singles matches, including a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, victory against No. 17 Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan. Overall the Yellow Jackets won 14 out of 22 singles matches and nine out of 14 doubles matches.
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. 23 team in the country in the first rankings of the season. 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.
The Yellow Jackets hit the road for the first ACC match of the season, traveling to Miami on Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.