Feb. 14, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 24 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (5-3) suffered a 6-1 loss at No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.
“I thought we played pretty well in doubles on courts one and two but we couldn’t quite get the point done at one,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “In singles, we got out played in a lot of different spots by a team that is playing very, very well. I thought Johnnise played extremely well today.”
Sophomore Johnnise Renaud, who is currently ranked as the No. 61 singles player, recorded the lone point for the Yellow Jackets against the Buckeyes. Renaud took down her opponent, Anna Sanford, in straight-sets, 6-4, 6-2, on court two.
The Yellow Jackets were close to winning the doubles point against the No. 6 team in the country. On court three, junior Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik were defeated by Olivia Sneed and Francesca Di Lorenzo, 6-1. Junior Rasheeda McAdoo and sophomore Johnnise Renaud evened the playing the field by winning their match on court two 6-1 against Ferny Angeles Paz and Gabrielle De Santis.
All eyes were on court one where No. 58 sophomore Paige Hourigan and senior Kendal Woodard battled No. 8 Sanford and Miho Kowase for the doubles point. With the score tied at 6-6, the two teams went into a tie breaker, but the Buckeyes duo edged Hourigan and Woodard 7-3.
On court six, senior Megan Kurey fell to Sneed, 6-0, 6-4 and No. 56 McAdoo fell to the No. 1 ranked singles player in the nation Di Lorenzo, 6-1, 6-2. Ohio State clinched the match when Angeles Paz defeated Prokopuik 6-3, 6-1 at the number five position.
Renaud added a point for the Jackets after her win on court two against Sanford. On court three, Hourigan lost her first set to De Santis, 6-2, and battled in set two, but fell 7-5. Woodard also suffered a loss in her first set, 6-2, to Kowase but kept it close in the second set. Kowas ultimately won, recording a 7-6 (7-4) victory in the second set.
The Yellow Jackets are back home on Saturday, hosting Georgia at 1 p.m.
Georgia Tech vs Ohio State
Feb 14, 2016 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center)
#6 Ohio State 6, #24 Georgia Tech 1
- #1 Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) def. #56 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 6-1, 6-2
- #61 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Anna Sanford (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
- Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. Paige Hourigan (GT) 6-2, 7-5
- Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
- Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 6-3, 6-1
- Olivia Sneed (OSU) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 6-0, 6-4
- #8 Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase (OSU) def. #58 Paige Hourigan/Kendal Woodard (GT) 7-6 (7-3)
- Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Ferny Angeles Paz/Gabriella De Santis (OSU) 6-1
- Olivia Sneed/Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Alexis Prokopuik (GT) 6-1
Georgia Tech 5-3; National ranking #24
Ohio State 9-1; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,5,2,3,4)
Official: Dave Engle T-2:38 A-198