March 5, 2016
The No. 33 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (6-5, 1-1) heads north to Boston College (6-6, 1-4) on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Against the Opponent
Series vs. Boston College: Georgia Tech leads the series 9-2 and won last year’s meeting, 7-0. The Yellow Jackets lost their lost trip to Boston, 4-3, snapping an eight match win streak.
First ACC Victory
The Yellow Jackets picked up their first conference win against No. 44 NC State, 6-1. The Jackets won a closely contested doubles point thanks to a 7-6 (7-4) victory on court one from the #27 doubles team, Paige Hourigan and Kendal Woodard. The Yellow Jackets would go on to win five of six singles match to record its first ACC victory of the season. Georgia Tech had lost its first conference match at Miami, 7-0.
ACC Players of the Week
Two Yellow Jackets have already been named ACC Player of the Week. Most recently, sophomore picked up the honor after going 4-0 in singles and doubles at two ranked opponents –No. 59 and No. 6 Ohio State. Junior was the first ACC Player of the Week of the senior after going 2-0 in GT’s season-opening win against UAB. Both Jackets received the award for the first time in their careers.
In the Rankings
The Yellow Jackets moved a few spots up in this week’s ITA Team Rankings and ranked 33rd. The highest the Jackets have been ranked this season was at No. 23 on Jan. 5. Sophomore moved up 24 spots in the singles rankings to No. 37 after winning five-straight matches, including defeating No. 12 Elles Perez of Georgia. Junior checks in at No. 74 on the singles rankings. The doubles duo of and moved up on the doubles list from No. 58 to No. 27.
A Look at the Yellow Jackets
Sophomore has won a team-best seven single dual matches and is 7-2 so far this spring. Renaud is undefeated on court two at 4-0 and has gone 3-2 on court one. Against No. 6 Ohio State she recorded the Jackets only point with a singles win and then did the same against No. 4 Georgia, defeating No. 12 Ellen Perez, , 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Both sophomore Paige Hourigan and junior Rasheeda McAdoo won both of their singles matches last weekend against NC State and Northwestern.
Renaud and doubles partner junior are 8-2 in doubles, going 7-2 on court two, and picking up a win at the number one spot. The No. 27 doubles team of senior Kendall Woodard and Hourigan are 5-2 on court one in 2016 and are undefeated in doubles against ACC opponents at 2-0.
Facing Ranked Opponents
The Yellow Jackets are 3-5 when facing ranked opponents so far this season, defeating No. 46 William & Mary, No. 59 Tennessee and No. 44 NC State. The four of the five losses were to top-25 teams.
The Yellow Jackets have won the doubles point in six matches this season and are 6-0 when taking the first point of the match. The Yellow Jackets are 0-5 when losing the doubles point, having lost to No. 21 LSU, No. 11 Miami, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 4 Georgia and No. 53 Northwestern.