April 22, 2015
Hourigan debuted in the ITA singles rankings during the first week of the spring season, checking in at #121. The Turakina, New Zealand, native, then worked her way up to her current ranking, which is a career-high, of #53. Hourigan has tallied a team-best 13-6 record in dual matches and played mostly on court two, going 11-4. In four appearances on court one this season, she went 2-2.
Hourigan has defeated five ranked opponents in her freshman season, including #25 Erin Routliffe from Alabama and #38 Ester Goldfeld from Duke.
In doubles, Hourigan is a part of the #16-ranked doubles duo alongside junior Kendal Woodard. Hourigan and Woodard have been a force on court one for the Jackets this season, going 10-1 and recording an 8-1 record in conference play. During dual match play, the two are 13-1 and are currently riding a six match win streak. The tandem has defeated five ranked doubles team, including #3 Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies from Clemson.
In the fall, Renaud was tabbed as the #7 Newcomer/Freshman in the country by the ITA. The North Miami, Fla., native was ranked as the #63 singles player in the country, a career-high ranking, in the first week of the ITA Rankings of the season. Renaud is currently ranked at #102.
Renaud has been a constant on court one for Georgia Tech, recording a 7-7 conference record and an overall 8-9 record at the number one spot. Overall, Renaud is 19-16 and 10-11 in dual matches. In the fall, Renaud competed in the Junior U.S. Open Championship at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, going 1-1 against international competition in the Junior Girls’ Qualifying Singles Draw. She was also selected to the pre-qualifying singles draw at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championship.
Renaud is 21-8 overall in doubles play, going 15-5 in dual matches. She has played mostly on court three, where individually she has recorded a 13-4 record, and has most recently been partnered with sophomore Rasheeda McAdoo. Renaud and McAdoo are 6-2 in ACC play, winning the past six-straight matches.
The Yellow Jackets open up ACC Tournament play on Thursday in Cary, N.C. at 3 p.m. The #6-seed Yellow Jackets face the winner of #11 Wake Forest and #14 NC State, who play at noon on Wednesday.
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Year — Jamie Loeb, So., North Carolina
Freshman of the Year — Sinead Lohan, Miami
Coach of the Year — Brian Kalbas, North Carolina
All-ACC First Team
Jamie Loeb @ So. North Carolina
Hayley Carter @ So. North Carolina
Julia Elbaba # Jr. Virginia
Stephanie Wagner # Jr. Miami
Romy Koelzer @ Sr. Clemson
Danielle Collins @ Jr. Virginia
Joana Eidukonyte Jr. Clemson
Beatrice Capra # Jr. Duke
Caroline Price # Sr. North Carolina
All-ACC Second Team
Sinead Lohan Fr. Miami
Ester Goldfeld ! Sr. Duke
Ilinca Stoica @ Jr. Virginia Tech
Quinn Gleason Jr. Notre Dame
Paige Hourigan Fr. Georgia Tech
Beatrice Gumulya # Sr. Clemson
Stephanie Nauta # Jr. Virginia
Johnnise Renaud Fr. Georgia Tech
Francesca Fusinato @ So. Virginia Tech
All-ACC Third Team
Jessica Wacnik @ Sr. Boston College
Daneika Borthwick # Sr. Florida State
Samantha Harris Fr. Duke
Amanda Rodgers Sr. Syracuse
Jessy Rompies Sr. Clemson
Monica Robinson So. Notre Dame
Kimmy Guerin So. Wake Forest
Asiya Dair Fr. Boston College
Gabriella Castaneda Fr. Florida State
@ – Two-time honoree
# – Three-time honoree
! — Four-time honoree