THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis swept Chattanooga and Georgia Southern in a pair of matches Saturday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. With the wins, Tech improves to 8-2 on the season.
QUOTABLE: “Today was a good day of matches. We’ve been working on a number of things in practice this past week and today we were able to go out and execute some of those things in preparation for a number of tough matches next weekend and the beginning of our ACC season. We are excited about getting going at Georgia on Friday and playing Florida State on Sunday.” – Head Coach Rodney Harmon
MATCH TWO VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
DOUBLES ACTION: Tech swept the doubles matches for the second time on the day to lead the match 1-0. Wrapping up first, Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones defeated Georgia Southern’s Emilia Bujan/Ella Monsey 6-0 from No. 2 before the No. 11 duo of Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud clinched the point with a 6-2 decision over Mariana Ranzahuer/Lindsay Truscott on court one. Luca Fabian/Nami Otuska completed the sweep with a 6-2 victory over Arianna de Winter/Paige Christian, 6-2.
SINGLES ACTION: Georgia Tech swept the singles matches once again against Georgia Southern. Renaud put Tech up 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory on court one over Truscott, while Hourigan topped Winter on court two, 6-1, 6-3. Fabian clinched the match for Tech on court six, defeating Christian, 6-1, 6-1 and Jones put the Jackets ahead 5-0 downing Ranzahuer on court three, 6-1, 6-1. Otsuka and Gizdova wrapped up the sweep from courts four and five, both taking their matches in straight sets.
MATCH ONE VS. CHATTANOOGA
DOUBLES ACTION: Tech wasted no time sweeping doubles in 35 minutes from first serve. The pair of Hourigan/ Jones concluded first, sweeping Mckenzie Braco/Delaney Edwards, 6-0, on court two. The point was clinched at the top spot as the pair of McAdoo and Renaud took a 6-2 decision over Samantha Caswell/Rachele Gazzola. Fabian and Otsuka completed the sweep of doubles from court three, winning 6-3 over UTC’s Carolina Hall/Sydney Patton.
SINGLES PLAY: Tech swept all singles matches to claim the match 7-0. Jones finished first, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hall on court four before Fabian grabbed a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Barco on court six for a 3-0 match lead. McAdoo clinched the match on court three, defeating Patton, 6-0, 6-3. Playing at the No. 1 singles spot, Renaud pushed the Jackets ahead 5-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Caswell before Hourigan won in a tiebreak on court two, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5). Nadia Gizdova completed the sweep on court five, taking a straight set victory, 6-4, 7-5, after battling back from a 5-3 deficit in the second set.
UP NEXT: Tech is back in action traveling to Georgia for a 3 p.m. matchup in Athens on Friday, Feb. 24.
No. 13 Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern Results
Match Score: No. 13 Georgia Tech 7, Georgia Southern 0
1. No. 11 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Mariana Ranzahuer/Lindsay Truscott (GSU) 6-2
2. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Emilia Bujan/Ella Monsey (GSU) 6-0
3. Luca Fabian/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Arianna de Winter/Paige Christian (GSU) 6-2
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Point: Georgia Tech
1. Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Lindsay Truscott (GSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Arianne de Winter (GSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Mariana Ranzaheur (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. No. 92 Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Emilia Bujan (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Nadia Gizdova (GT) def. Ella Monsey (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Luca Fabian (GT) def. Paige Christian (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,2,6,3,4,5
No. 13 Georgia Tech vs. Chattanooga Results
Match Score: No. 13 Georgia Tech 7, Chattanooga 0
1. No. 11 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Samantha Caswell/Rachele Gazzola (UTC) 6-2
2. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Mckenzie Barco/Delaney Edwards (UTC) 6-0
3. Luca Fabian/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Caroline Hall/Sydney Patton (UTC) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Point: Georgia Tech
1. Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Samantha Caswell (UTC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Delaney Edwards (UTC) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
3. No. 43 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Sydney Patton (UTC) 6-0, 6-3
4. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Caroline Hall (UTC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Nadia Gizdova (GT) def. Rachele Gazzola (UTC) 6-4, 7-5
6. Luca Fabian (GT) def. Mckenzie Barco (UTC) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 4,6,3,1,2,5