Jan. 16, 2016
ANN ARBOR – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won five singles matches and six doubles matches on the first day of competition at the Michigan Invitational. Sophomore Paige Hourigan, junior Rasheeda McAdoo, sophomore Johnnise Renaud, senior Kendal Woodard and senior Natahsa Prokhnevska all went undefeated.
The No. 23 Yellow Jackets faced No. 61 Tennessee in singles, winning five of eight matches. Hourigan picked up her first win against a ranked opponent this fall, edging #60 Sadie Hammond, 7-6 (4), 6-3. McAdoo, who is the #92-ranked singles player, won in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Eve Repic.
Johnnise Renaud also recorded a two set victory, 6-2, 6-4, against Kim Kermet. Woodard fell in her first set, 6-3, to Tiffany Tavares, but bounced back to win the next two sets, 6-4, 6-3, for her first win of the fall. Prokhnevska faced Mary Caroline Meredith and walked away with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
The Yellow Jackets fell in only one of seven doubles matches. First, Tech faced No. 14 Michigan in doubles, winning three of four matchups. Prokopuik and Prokhnevska edged Hall and Velehorschi, 7-5. McAdoo and Renaud teamed up to drop Najarian Yurovsky, 6-1, while the No. 35-ranked Woodard and Hourigan defeated Ruder-Hook and Minor, 6-1. Anton-Ohlmeyer and Kurey fell to Fahey and Remynse, 6-4.
Next up, the Yellow Jacket swept North Florida in doubles. Hourigan and Woodard blanked Valdez/Intert, 6-0. McAdoo and Renaud recorded a 6-4 victory against Hemmerich and Vazquez while Anton-Ohlmeyer and Kurey took down Gomez and Calderon, 6-2.
The Yellow Jackets continue play tomorrow, facing Tennessee and North Florida in doubles. The Jackets then will face Michigan in singles.
Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech
Paige Hourigan (GT) d. #60 Sadie Hammond (UT), 7-6 (4), 6-3
#92 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) d. Eve Repic (UT), 6-3, 6-4
Johnnise Renaud (GT) d. Kim Kermet (UT), 6-2, 6-4
Gabby Schuck (UT) d Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT), 6-3, 6-4
Ashley Bongart (UT) d. Megan Kurey (GT), 6-4, 6-4
Kendal Woodard (GT) d. Tiffany Tavares (UT), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Brittany Lindl (UT) d. Alexis Prokopuik (GT), 6-4, 6-0
Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) d. Mary Caroline Meredith (UT), 6-2, 6-3
Michigan vs. Georgia Tech
Prokopuik/Prokhnevska (GT) d. Hall/Velehorschi (U-M), 7-5
McAdoo/Renaud (GT) d. Najarian/Yurovsky (U-M), 6-1
#35 Woodard/Hourigan (GT) d. Ruder-Hook/Minor (U-M), 6-1
Fahey/Remynse (U-M) d. Anton-Ohlmeyer/Kurey (GT), 6-4
#35 Hourigan/Woodard (GT) d. Valdez/Intert (UNF), 6-0
McAdoo/Renaud (GT) d. Hemmerich/Vazquez (UNF), 6-4
Anton-Ohlmeyer/Kurey (GT) d. Gomez/Calderon (UNF), 6-2