Nov. 7, 2013
FLUSHING, N.Y. – The #26-ranked pair of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard defeated #19 Brynn Boren and Zoe Katz of USC, 8-4, to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.
The sophomore duo never trailed in the match against the number three overall seed of the doubles main draw. Kurey and Woodard will play tomorrow against Virginia’s Julie Elbaba and Rachel Pierson at 9 a.m.
The win gives the pair an 11-4 record in doubles this fall. It was also their fifth win against a nationally ranked opponent this fall season.
The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season, showcasing elite players from every level of college tennis. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.
Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are champions from the USTA/ITA Division I Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the USTA/ITA National Small College Super Bowl, and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men’s singles quarterfinalists and women’s singles semifinalists from the ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.
Kurey and Woodard won the first-ever regional doubles title for Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis after defeating #50 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia. The sophomore tandem cruised to an 8-2 victory to win the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Doubles title.
Follow the Georgia Tech women’s tennis blog as it follows Megan and Kendal’s trip here. Make sure to follow Coach Ali Silverio on Twitter, @GT_CoachAli, for exclusive information on the trip and throughout the season.