March 16, 2014
The #20 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (7-3, 4-2 ACC) blanked Maryland(5-7, 1-6 ACC), 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the University of Maryland Tennis Center.
“We played well today,” head coach Rodney Harmon said. “We played against a very spirited Maryland team. We were able to win 7-0. We put a good performance together. We have to get ready to go to Northwestern on Friday. I’m happy with the way we played and we have to keep getting better. We have some tough matches coming up.”
For the seventh time this season, the Yellow Jackets began the match with a 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point. The #2-ranked doubles pair of Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey captured an 8-2 win on court one against Welma Luus and Kristina Hovsepyan. The duo is 8-2 in dual matches this season.
Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska and senior Muriel Wacker took down Olivia Gaudreault and Laexandra Stanova, 8-5, at the number two spot to clinch the doubles point. Tech is now 6-1 when winning the doubles point.
Freshman Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer was the first Jacket to capture record a singles win, defeating Olga Gaistruck, 6-3, in set one and blanking her in set two, 6-0. Wacker shortly followed on court five with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Olga Bredikhina.
On court four, Kurey’s 6-2, 6-2 victory against Welma Luus clinched the win for the Yellow Jackets. This was the third time this season that Kurey has clinched the match for the Jackets and her third-straight singles win.
Woodard put the score at 5-0 in favor of Tech after defeating Hovsepyan, 6-2, 6-3 at the number two spot. After jumping to a 6-0 win in set one, freshman Rasheeda McAdoo fell in set to, 6-2, to Mataliya Bredikhina. McAdoo captured the victory after winning the tiebreaker, 10-5. At the number one spot, Prokhnevska was edged in her first set, 7-6 (8-6) but rallied in set two tow in, 6-2, against Stanova. Prokhnevska won the tiebreaker, 10-5.
The Yellow Jackets continue to play on the road, traveling to Northwestern on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Georgia Tech 7, Maryland 0
#1. Kendal Woodard/Megan Kurey (GT) def. Welma Luus/Kristina Hovsepyan (MD), 8-2
#2. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Olivia Gaudreault/Alexandra Stanova (MD), 8-5
#3. Olga Bredikhina/Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) vs. Rasheeda McAdoo/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT), 6-6 DNF
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
#1. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Alexandra Stanova (MD), 6-7 (8-6), 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
#2. Kendall Woodard (GT) def. Kristina Hovsepyan (MD), 6-2, 6-3
#3. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Nataliya Bredikhina (MD), 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
#4. Megan Kurey (GT) def. Welma Luus (MD), 6-2, 6-2
#5. Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Olga Bredikhina (MD), 6-1, 6-1
#6. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Olga Gaistruk (MD), 6-3, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1