GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Saturday action at the ITA Southeast Regionals saw Rasheeda McAdoo earn a spot in the quarterfinals, while Paige Hourigan also picked up a singles win. Six Yellow Jackets were competing in singles and doubles action at the Ring Tennis Complex.
In two rounds of singles play on Saturday, both Hourigan and McAdoo advanced in play with McAdoo advancing to quarterfinal play on Sunday. Hourigan picked a straight set, 6-4, 6-4, decision over Florida State’s Ariana Rahmanparast to face Spencer Liang from Florida. In the next round, Hourigan fell to Liang, 6-4, 6-4.
With two wins on Saturday, McAdoo advanced to the quarterfinals to be played on Sunday. McAdoo met Julia Mikulski from Florida State first on Saturday and defeated Mikulski, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. McAdoo’s second match of the day saw competition against Georgia’s Kennedy Shaffer as the Yellow Jacket edged Shaffer 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-1 to move into quarterfinal action.
Gizdova rounded out main draw singles play for Tech on Saturday, falling in the first match of the morning, 6-0, 6-0, to Belinda Woolcock of Florida.
In backdraw singles action, Nami Otsuka fell to Daniela Ramirez (GTSU) in a three-set battle, 6-2, 6-7, 1-0. Meanwhile, teammate Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer won her first match against Mercer’s Grace Korta, 6-3, 6-1, but fell in the second match, 5-7, 6-2 (5) to Stetson’s Sofia Ferding. Freshman Kenya Jones took both matches of the day and will play in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Jones first defeated Mercer’s Katia Stavroulaki, 6-1, 7-5, before bypassing South Florida’s Vera Bessnova, 6-3, 6-1.
One round of doubles was played on Saturday as Tech saw the duo of Paige Hourigan and Rasheeda McAdoo compete in quarterfinal action. The tandem fell 8-4 to Eleni Christofi/Kennedy Shaffer from Georgia.
Two Jackets will compete on Sunday. McAdoo will compete for a spot in the semifinals facing Miami’s Maci Epstein, while Jones will face Clara Tanielian of Maimi in the backdraw quarterfinals.
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