March 30, 2014
THE FLATS – The #28-ranked Georgia Tech (8-6, 5-3 ACC) women’s tennis team defeated #64 N.C. State, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Center.
“I’m just happy with the way we played today,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “I don’t think we played as well in doubles as we wanted to. It was the first time we played outside in a while. It was a little tough with the wind. I think in singles we came out and played very, very well.”
During doubles play, sophomore Kendal Woodard and freshman Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer cruised to an 8-1 victory on court three against Elisha Hande and Taylor Zaytour. On court one, sophomore Megan Kurey and freshman Rasheeda McAdoo suffered an 8-5 loss to Sophie Nelson and Joelle Kissell.
It was on court two where the doubles point would be decided. Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska and senior Muriel Wacker took on Liza Fieldsend and Rachael James-Baker. Down 7-6, Prokhnevska and Wacker tied it, 7-7, forcing a tiebreaker. After being up 3-0, the Wolfpack doubles pair tied it up 3-3. Wacker and Prokhnevska then rattled off four-straight points to win the tiebreaker, 7-3, and clinch the doubles point for the Jackets.
McAdoo captured the first singles victory for Tech rolling to a 6-1, 6-1 win on court four against Hande to put the Jackets ahead 2-0. At the number one spot, Woodard suffered a 6-0, 6-4 loss to Kissell.
For the fourth time this season, Kurey’s singles win clinched the win for the Yellow Jackets. The sophomore took down Martinez in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2 on court three giving Tech its fifth ACC win of the year.
After edging Nelson 7-3 in the tiebreaker and winning set one, 7-6, Anton-Ohlmeyer won six-straight games to win set two, 6-0, putting the Jackets ahead of the Wolfpack, 5-1.
It was a battle on court two between Prokhenvska and James-Baker. James-Baker claimed the first set, 6-1, but Prokhnevska came back in set two, winning the set, 6-1. Set three was close between the two opponents, but James-Baker edged Prokhnevska in set three, 7-5.
The Yellow Jackets head to the state of Virginia to face Virginia on Saturday, April 5 at 12 p.m. and Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 6 at 12 p.m.
NC State vs Georgia Tech
Mar 30, 2014 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Center)
#17 Georgia Tech 5, #64 NC State 2
1. Joelle Kissell (ST) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-0, 6-4
2. Rachael James-Baker (ST) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-1, 1-6, 7-5
3. Megan Kurey (GT) def. Nicole Martinez (ST) 6-2, 6-2
4. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Elisha Hande (ST) 6-1, 6-1
5. Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Natalia Janowicz (ST) 6-4, 6-1
6. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Sophie Nelson (ST) 7-6, 6-0
1. Joelle Kissell/Sophie Nelson (ST) def. Megan Kurey/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 8-5
2. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Liza Fieldsend/Rachael James-Baker (ST) 8-7
3. Kendal Woodard/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Elisha Hande/Taylor Zaytoun (ST) 8-1
NC State 7-8, 1-7 ACC; National ranking #64
Georgia Tech 8-6, 5-3 ACC; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,1,5,3,6,2)