Jan. 9, 2016
THE FLATS –The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team kicks off the 2016 season on Sunday, hosting UAB at 2 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets competed in five different tournaments during the fall season. Sophomore Alexis Prokopuik tallied a team-best seven singles wins in the fall, going 7-2 and won her draw at the Roberta Alison Fall Invite at the University of Alabama. Both senior Megan Kurey and junior Rasheeda McAdoo each tallied six singles wins in the fall. Sophomore Paige Hourigan was selected for the qualifying singles draw at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American tournament and went 1-2 at the tournament.
In doubles, the duo of senior Kendal Woodard and Paige Hourigan finished out the fall with a 4-4 record. The tandem also competed at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American tournament in the main draw and went 1-1 out in California. The two pairings of Rasheeda McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Alexis Prokopuik each went 2-1 during the tournament season.
In the Rankings
The Yellow Jackets were tabbed as the No. 23 team in the country in the first rankings of the season. Junior Rasheeda McAdoo was ranked as the No. 92 singles player in the country after going 6-2 during the fall. The doubles duo of Kendal Woodard and Paige Hourigan checked in at No. 35 in the doubles rankings.
Year Four for Harmon
Head coach Rodney Harmon begins his fourth season on the Flats. He has a career record of 46-30 and has led the Jackets to an NCAA Tournament appearance in all three seasons. Last year, the Yellow Jackets finished 17-10, ranked 20th in the final poll and advanced to the ACC Tournament final. The Yellow Jackets went 9-5 in the ACC last year and finished sixth in league.
Same Faces, New Year
The Yellow Jackets welcome back all eight members of last year’s team. Seniors Megan Kurey, Kendal Woodard and Natasha Prokhnevska are the veterans of the eight member squad. Juniors Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Rasheeda McAdoo are back for their third year on the Flats and sophomores Paige Hourigan, Alexis Prokopuik and Johnnise Renaud are ready to return to the court after a year under their belts.
The Yellow Jackets hit the road, traveling to Michigan for the Michigan Invitational from Jan. 16-18.