March 13, 2016
THE FLATS – The No. 34 Georgia Tech women’s team (9-5, 4-1) won its third-straight match, defeating No. 22 Wake Forest (12-4, 2-3), 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
“I thought in singles we did a good job in fighting,” head coach Rodney Harmon. “The momentum was going back and forth for a little bit between us and Wake Forest. Rasheeda came out and played extremely well. We have to play better doubles and continue to keep playing well in singles.”
For the first time this season, the Yellow Jackets lost the doubles point but won the match.
Seniors Megan Kurey and Natasha Prokhnevska suffered a 6-2 loss on court three to Luisa Fernandez and Andrea Retolaza Andrade in doubles. Within seconds, the No. 21 doubles duo of senior Kendal Woodard and sophomore Paige Hourigan finished their match on court one, winning 6-3 against Kimmy Guerin and Anna Ulyaschenko.
The Yellow Jackets would jump ahead 3-1 after McAdoo, Woodard and sophomore Alexis Prokopuik won their respective singles matches. McAdoo, who is ranked #95 in singles, rolled past Davis 6-1, 6-0 on court two. On court four, Woodard edged Joanna Zalewski 7-5 in set one before recording a 6-2 win in set two. Prokopuik tallied a 6-4, 6-1 victory on court six against Fernandez.
Wake Forest tallied a point on court five when Asch defeated Prokhnevska, 6-1, 6-2, to make the score 3-2 in favor of Georgia Tech.
Renaud, the No. 36-ranked singles player, would clinch the match for the Yellow Jackets on court one against No. 50 Guerin. After falling short in set one, 6-2, Renaud came back to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-0, to clinch Georgia Tech’s fourth-straight ACC victory.
Hourigan would seal the 5-2 victory with a 6-4, 7-5 win on court two against Davis. Hourigan is ranked as the No. 80th singles player in this week’s rankings.
The Yellow Jackets hit the road next weekend, traveling to Florida State on Friday to face the Seminoles at 4 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Wake Forest vs Georgia Tech
Mar 13, 2016 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)
#34 Georgia Tech 5, #22 Wake Forest 2
- #36 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. #50 Kimmy Guerin (WF) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
- #80 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Emma Davis (WF) 6-4, 7-5
- #95 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-1, 6-0
- Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Joanna Zalewski (WF) 7-5, 6-2
- Samantha Asch (WF) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-1, 6-2
- Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Luisa Fernandez (WF) 6-4, 6-1
- #21 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Kimmy Guerin/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-3
- Emma Davis/Samantha Asch (WF) def. Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-3
- Luisa Fernandez/Andrea Retolaza (WF) def. Natasha Prokhnevska/Megan Kurey (GT) 6-2
Wake Forest 12-4, 2-3; National ranking #22
Georgia Tech 9-5, 4-1; National ranking #34
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,6,5,1,2)