WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Georgia Tech women’s tennis rebounded after dropping the doubles point at Wake Forest to sweep singles and top the No. 29 Demon Deacons 6-1 on Sunday. With the win, No. 10 Tech improved to 19-2 overall and 9-0 in ACC play.
DOUBLES ACTION: Wake Forest took the early match lead claiming the doubles point winning on two courts. Courtney Meredith and Alexis Franco topped Nami Otsuka and Luca Fabian on court three, 6-2, before Kimmy Guerin and Anna Ulyashchenko clinched the point with a 6-3 decision over Rasheeda McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud on court one.
SINGLES PLAY: After dropping the doubles point, Tech would need to win on four singles courts to take the match. The Jackets swept all six singles matches to clinch the win. Kenya Jones wrapped up first, topping Joanna Zalewski who was forced to retire, to tie the match at 1-1. No. 104 Renaud pushed the Jackets in front with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over No. 110 Emma Davis 6-3, 6-2 before Otsuka defeated Carter on court five 6-4, 6-2 to give the Jackets a 3-1 advantage. No. 113 Paige Hourigan clinched the match on court three, defeating Ulyashchenko in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, for a 4-1 match score. Tech completed the sweep of singles when McAdoo cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Guerin on court one and Fabian defeated Fernandez on court six in a third-set tiebreaker.
QUOTABLE: “Today was a tough match. Wake Forest outplayed us in doubles, but our team showed a lot of resiliency in singles. We played very well in all six singles matches. Now we have a little time to take a break, get back home and prepare for a tough match against Virginia on Sunday.” – Head Coach Rodney Harmon
UP NEXT: The Jackets return to the courts hosting Virginia on Sunday, April 9. First serve at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex is slated for 11 a.m.
No. 10 Georgia Tech at No. 29 Wake Forest
Match Score: No. 10 Georgia Tech 6, No. 29 Wake Forest 1
1. Kimmy Guerin/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. No. 19 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-3
2. Emma Davis/Chandler Carter (WF) vs. Kenya Jones/Paige Hourigan (GT) 3-4, DNF
3. Courtney Meredith/Alexis Franco (WF) def. Nami Otsuka/Luca Fabian (GT) 6-2
Order of finish: 3,1
Point: Wake Forest
1. No. 46 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. No. 62 Kimmy Guerin (WF) 6-2, 6-3
2. No. 104 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. No. 110 Emma Davis (WF) 6-3, 6-2
3. No. 113 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-1, 6-4
4. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Joanna Zalewski (WF) 6-2, 0-1, retired
5. Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Chandler Carter (WF) 6-4, 6-2
6. Luca Fabian (GT) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9)
Order of finish: 4,2,5,3,1,6