Jan. 16, 2014
The #20-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team heads north to the University of Michigan for the Michigan Invitational from Saturday through Monday. The invitational will be held at the Varsity Tennis Center and there is no team scoring (win or loss) at the event.
The #20 Yellow Jackets are joined by #11 Michigan, #35 Ole Miss and #59 South Florida at the invitational. Each of the four teams will play three rounds of doubles and three rounds of singles. Points will be allotted for each win based on the following decreasing point value to determine the champion (singles and doubles) at the end of the weekend.
Win at No. 1 position — 8 points
Win at No. 2 position — 7 points
Win at No. 3 position — 6 points
Win at No. 4 position — 5 points
Win at No. 5 position — 4 points
Win at No. 6 position — 3 points
Win at No. 7 position — 2 points
Saturday, Jan. 18
1 p.m. Doubles — Georgia Tech vs. South Florida; Michigan vs. Ole Miss
2 p.m. Singles — Michigan vs. South Florida
4 p.m. Singles — Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss
Sunday, Jan. 19
10 a.m. Singles — Ole Miss vs. South Florida
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. South Florida; Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss
2 p.m. Singles — Michigan vs. Georgia Tech
Monday, Jan. 20
10 a.m. Singles — Georgia Tech vs. South Florida
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Georgia Tech; Ole Miss vs. South Florida
2 p.m. Singles — Michigan vs. Ole Miss
The #4-ranked sophomore doubles duo of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard capped off an impressive fall season by winning the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships doubles title. Kurey and Woodard captured the national indoor doubles title on Nov. 10, 2013 after defeating Louisville’s Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine in the championship match.
The tandem went 14-4 this fall and owned an impressive 7-3 record against nationally ranked opponents. The duo finished off the season on a nine-match winning streak, including three straight victories during national indoors on their way to the national doubles title. Kurey and Woodard also won the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Doubles Title in the fall.
Jackets in the Rankings
The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team checks in at #20 in the 2014 ITA women’s season-opening poll which was released on January 2. The sophomore doubles duo of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard are ranked #4 in the nation in the doubles rankings.
Georgia Tech is one of eight ACC schools that are ranked in the top-25 in the rankings, joining North Carolina (3), Miami (9), Duke (10), Clemson (t-13), Virginia (t-13), Notre Dame (21) and Florida State (24).
Tech welcomes back senior Muriel Wacker and sophomores Kurey, Woodard and Natasha Prokhnevska from the 2013 squad that finished the season ranked at #21 and advanced to the second-round of the NCAA tournament. The Jackets are joined by freshmen Rasheeda McAdoo and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and sophomore Nicole Gottret Murillo for the 2014 season.
This fall, McAdoo recorded a team-best 9-3 record in singles play, including a perfect 3-0 record at the Georgia State Invitational and the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Fellow freshman Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer went 6-5 in singles her first fall season with Tech. The two paired up for eight doubles matches, going 4-4 in doubles competition.
Besides their doubles success, Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard also excelled in singles play this fall. Kurey tallied a 4-3 tournament mark while recording a team-best 2-1 record at the Vanderbilt Invitational. She also advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA/USTA Southeast regional. Woodard, who is ranked #67 in the preseason poll, went competed in the qualifying round of the 2013 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, winning one match and losing another.
Senior Muriel Wacker went 3-3 in singles play while recording a 5-3 record in doubles competition. Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska recorded an impressive 7-4 record in singles play and advanced to the second round of singles at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional.