April 6, 2014
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The #27-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (9-7, 6-4 ACC) rolled to a 6-1 victory against #66 Virginia Tech (11-9, 3-7 ACC) at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center Sunday afternoon.
“We played well today and we were able to win 6-1,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I think our trip to Virginia was successful. We have good momentum heading into next weekend against Pittsburgh and Syracuse who are two good ACC opponents. We are looking forward to getting back to Atlanta for a big week of tennis.”
With the victory, the Yellow Jackets extend their winning streak to 13 matches against the Hokies. Tech quickly took a 1-0 lead in the match thanks to two doubles victories on courts two and three. The freshmen duo of Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Rasheeda McAdoo won their match against Sanistitha Nandakuar and Laure Ramthun, 8-2. Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska and senior Muriel Wacker then clinched the doubles point for Tech after an 8-2 victory against Carol Kahoun and Isel Martinez-Marcos.
Wacker, who owns a team-best 9-1 conference singles record, was the first to finish in singles, recording a 6-1, 6-1, win on court five against Rebecca Harris. Wacker has won four straight singles matches.
Anton-Ohlmeyer was next to finish up, winning her second singles match of the weekend. Anton-Ohlmeyer topped Mariana Silva in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2.
In her first appearance on court two this season, sophomore Megan Kurey defeated Martinez-Marcos, 6-2, 6-1, to secure the victory for the Jackets. Kurey has clinched a team-high five matches so far this season.
On court one, sophomore Kendal Woodard defeated Kelly Williford, 6-3, in set one and then edged Williford, 7-6 (7-2), in the second set. Prokhnevksa suffered a 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), defeat to Nandakumar on court three. McAdoo wrapped up the match with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) win against Kahoun at the number four spot.
The Jackets return back to the Flats and begin a four-match homestand on Friday against Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. Tech then hosts Syracuse on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Georgia Tech vs Virginia Tech
4/6/2014 at Blacksburg, Va.
(Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center)
#26 Georgia Tech 6, #66 Virginia Tech 1
Singles competition 1. Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Kelly Williford (VT) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Megan Kurey (GT) def. Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sansitha Nandakumar (VT) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
4. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Rebecca Harris (VT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Mariana Silva (VT) 6-2, 6-2
1. Francesca Fusinato/Kelly Williford (VT) vs. #4 Megan Kurey/Kendal Woodard (GT) 2-6, unfinished
2. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Carol Kahoun/Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) 8-2
3. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Sansitha Nandakumar/Laura Ramthun (VT) 8-2
Georgia Tech 9-7; National ranking #26
Virginia Tech 11-9; National ranking #66
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,6,2,1,3,4)