Sept. 20, 2015
The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won an impressive nine singles matches on the second day of competition at both the Duke Bonk Invite and the Miami Invite.
In Cary, N.C., at Duke’s Bonk Invite, the Yellow Jackets were 0-2 in doubles, but picked up three singles wins. Senior Kendal Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan, the No. 7- ranked doubles team in the preseason rankings, lost a close battle to Duke’s Chalena School and Jessica Ho, 8-7 (10-2). Sophomore Johnnise Renaud, who was playing alongside North Carolina’s Maggie Kane, fell to Virginia’s Skylar Morton and Meghan Kelley, 8-1.
Singles fared a little bit better for the Yellow Jackets with Renaud, the number two overall seed in the Black singles bracket, winning her consolation semifinal match against TCU’s Olaya Garrido-Rivas, 6-2, 6-4. Renaud takes on Virginia’s Maci Epstein at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. Hourigan, who is the number one overall seed in the White singles bracket, also picked up a victory, defeating NC State’s Bianca Moldavan, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the consolation semifinals. She will play Jessie Aney of UNC at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Woodard was victorious in the Blue bracket, edging Furman’s Katarina Weymouth in the first set, 7-5, before blanking her opponent, 6-0, in the second frame. Woodard takes on Caroline Wegner of TCU in the consolation finals at 9:00 a.m.
At the Miami Invite, the Yellow Jackets won their lone doubles match and went 6-2 in singles. Senior Megan Kurey and junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer took third place in the Orange Doubles draw, defeating the number one overall seed of Altick and Contreras of Vanderbilt, 7-5.
In the Green singles draw, sophomore Alexis Prokopuik rattled off two-straight three set victories to advance to the draw’s final match. Prokopuik first defeated the number four seed, Paula de Man, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. In the semifinals she faced the number one seed from Ohio State, Miho Kowase, and rallied to win 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1. Prokopuik will face Vanderbilt’s Fernanda Contreras at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. Also in the Green singles draw was Kurey, who fell to Clara Tanielian of Miami, 6-0, 6-3, but came back to defeat the number two seed, Silvia Fuentes of Miami, 6-2, 6-2, in the main draw consolation match.
In the Orange singles draw, junior Rasheeda McAdoo won two matches to advance to the consolation finals. McAdoo rolled past Pitt’s Carina Ma, 6-1, 6-1, and then edged Pitt’s Audrey Ann Blakely, 7-5, 6-1. She faces Auburns Reka Muller tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Anton-Ohlmeyer posted a win against Pitt’s Gabriela Rezende, 6-5, 6-1, but then suffered a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Muller. She will play for the third place in the consolation bracket against Blakely at 8:00 a.m.