March 6, 2016
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 33 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (7-5, 2-1) topped Boston College (6-7, 1-5) 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Flynn Complex.
“We played well today against a very tough opponent, especially on their home court,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I thought we played extremely well on the road. Boston College had just come off a really good win against No. 19 Clemson. Our girls came out and accepted the challenge and played some really good tennis.”
The Yellow Jackets recorded two wins in doubles to secure the doubles point for the seventh time this season. Georgia Tech is 7-0 when winning the first point of the match. On court two, junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Johnnise Renaud recorded their ninth doubles victory of the dual match season, defeating Katya Vasilyev and Emily Safron, 6-2.
The Yellow Jackets won five of the six doubles matches against the Eagles. Both Renaud and Hourigan won in straight-sets against their opponents. Renaud, who checks in at No. 37 in the singles rankings, won 6-1, 6-4 against Borr on court one. On the neighboring court, Hourgian won her third match against a ranked opponent, defeating No. 70 Dair, 6-4, 6-4.
On courts three and four, McAdoo and Woodard both recorded comeback wins, winning in three sets after falling in set one. No. 74 McAdoo recorded a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 victory against Vasilyev while Woodard took down Safron 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
After winning four singles matches, the remaining two courts just played one set. Prokopuik rolled to an 8-1 victory against Urbanati in her match on court five while Prokhnevska fell 8-6 to Ren on court six.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Friday at home against Syracuse at 3 p.m.
No. 1 – #27 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan def. Lexi Borr/Jackie Urbinati, 7-6(7-2)
No. 2 – Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud def. Katya Vasilyev/Emily Safron, 6-2
No. 3 – Jennifer Ren/Asiya Dair def. Alexis Prokopuik/ Natasha Prokhnevska, 6-4
No. 1 – #37 Johnnise Renaud def. Lexi Borr, 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 – Paige Hourigan def. #70 Asiya Dair, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 – #74 Rasheeda McAdoo def. Katya Vasilyev, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 – Kendal Woodard def. Emily Safron, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 – Alexis Prokopuik def. Jackie Urbinati, 8-1
No. 6 – Jennifer Ren def. Natasha Prokhnevska, 8-6