Jan. 19, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech freshman Megan Kurey battled back for a tough three-set win as the Yellow Jacket women’s tennis team competed on day one of the Michigan Invitational.
Kurey fought back after dropping a 6-3 first set to win 7-5 in the second set and 6-3 in the third to defeat Ole Miss’ Erin Stephens, a 2012 Second Team All-SEC selection and SEC All-Freshman honoree.
“Megan played great against an All-SEC player,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “She played high-quality tennis and played the way we know she can play.”
The Jackets’ doubles play was equally hard-fought on day one in Ann Arbor. Elizabeth Kilborn and Alex Anghelescu fell in a tiebreak, 8-7 to Michigan’s Ronit Yurovsky and Brooke Bolender. Tech’s No. 2 team of Kurey and Woodard lost a close 8-6 match to Sarah Lee and Mimi Nguyen.
“Today was a good day,” Harmon said. “We had some tight matches and we played very good competition. The matches reflected how close we are. I think it was great practice and preparation for us for kick-off weekend. We’re looking forward to tomorrow and excited about the opportunity. This is a great event, great for us to get matches and adjusted to being inside.”
Tech will play doubles against USF at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and against Ole Miss at 1 p.m. The Jackets will challenge the host Wolverines in singles to conclude Sunday.
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Michigan vs. Georgia Tech
No. 1 – Ronit Yurovsky / Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Elizabeth Kilborn / Alex Anghelescu (GT), 8-7 (5)
No. 2 – Sarah Lee / Mimi Nguyen (U-M) d. Megan Kurey / Kendal Woodard (GT), 8-6
No. 3 – Natasha Prokhnevska / Muriel Wacker (GT) d. Amy Zhu / Kristen Dodge (U-M), 8-6
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
No. 1 — Caroline Rohde-Moe (Ole Miss) d. No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT), 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 — Julia Jones (Ole Miss) d. Kendal Woodard (GT), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 — Mai El Kamash (Ole Miss) d. Alex Anghelescu (GT), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 — Megan Kurey (GT) d. Erin Stephens (Ole Miss), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
No. 5 — Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss) d. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT), 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 — Santa Shumilina (Ole Miss) d. Jasmine Minor (GT), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3