Oct. 18, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – On the first day of the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team went undefeated in doubles play, 2-0, and tallied a 3-4 record in singles competition.
The Jackets kicked off the tournament with two doubles wins in the round of 32 of the doubles main draw. The #26 sophomore duo of Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey defeated FSU’s Porry and Dos Santos, 8-3. The pairing, who is the third overall seed in the doubles main draw, advance to play Olaya Garrido and Fanny Fracassi of South Florida tomorrow.
Freshmen Rasheeda McAdoo and Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer also defeated their opponents, Garrido and Kitchen of Georgia State, 8-3. McAdoo and Anton-Ohlmeyer will face Georgia’s #50 Lauren Herring and Mahoe Kowase in the round of 16.
The round of 16 of the doubles main draw begins Saturday at 9 a.m.
During the first round of singles play, two Yellow Jackets recorded a victory, securing them a match in the second round.
Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska paired up against Georiga State’s Linn Timmermann. This is the second time this season that the two have played each other and also the second time Prokhnevska has recorded a victory against Timmermann. After losing the first set, 7-6, Proknevska rebounded with a close 7-5 win in set two. Prokhnevska held tough in the final set to win, 7-6.
Kurey recorded her first win against a ranked opponent this season, defeating #46 Daneika Borthwick of FSU. Borthwick, who is the fifth overall seed in the tournament, edged Kurey in the first set, 7-6. After winning set two, 6-4, Kurey came back strong in set three, 6-1, to secure the victory and advance.
University of Florida’s Stojic recorded the win against Woodard in singles, 1-0, before the match was retired. Against Carlotta Orlando of FIU, freshman Rasheeda McAdoo lost in the first set 6-3, McAdoo claimed a 6-1 win in the second set but Orlando won the match with a 6-4 victory. Anton-Ohlmeyer was defeated by Florida’s #16 Sofie Oyen, 6-2, 6-1. The main singles consolation round begins Saturday following the main doubles quarterfinals.
During the second round of the main draw, Kurey recorded her second singles victory of the day, defeating Simona Wyemeyer of UNF, 6-3, 6-2. Prokhnevska fell in her second round match to Miami’s Clementina Riobuena, 7-6, 6-2. Kurey will play in the main singles round tomorrow afternoon.
Doubles Main Draw
#26 Kurey/Woodard (GT) def. Porry/Dos Santos (FSU), 8-3
McAdoo/Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Garrido/Kitchen (GSU), 8-3
Singles Main Draw
Stefani Stojic (UF) def. #67 Kendal Woodard (GT), 1-0, ret.
Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Linn Timmerman (GSU), 6-7, 7-5, 7-6
Megan Kurey (GT) def. #46 Daneika Borthwick (FSU), 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
Carlotta Orlando (FIU) def. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
#16 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT), 6-2, 6-1