May 22, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Sophomores Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard of the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team fell to Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock, 6-0, 6-3, in the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Ga.
“Florida played extremely well,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “They came out in the beginning and just played great. They made a lot of returns and got a lot of first serves. They closed the volley and did all the things you have to do to be successful at this level. We did the exact opposite. We didn’t play well and we didn’t start well. They never gave us a chance to get back in it. Well done by them and good luck to them moving forward.”
The #27 ranked team of Oyen and Woolcock jumped ahead early in set one, winning the first two games to take a 2-0 lead. The #6-ranked team of Woodard and Kurey battled back from being down 40-0 in game three to make it, 40-40. Florida wound up winning the advantage to jump ahead, 3-0.
After winning game three, Oyen and Woolcock rattled off the next three games to win set one, 6-0.
The Gators won their seventh-straight game of the match, opening up set two with a 1-0 lead. Kurey and Woodard then won their first game of the match, tying up the score, 1-1.
Oyen and Woolcock then won the next three-straight games to take a 4-1 advantage in set two. Kurey and Woodard rebounded to cut the Gators lead to 4-2 but Oyen and Woolcock took the next game to move ahead, 5-2.
After Kurey and Woodard battled back to make it, 5-3, Oyen and Woolcock rattled off four-straight points to clinch the second set, 6-3, and win the match.