Oct. 31, 2013
THE FLATS – Members of the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team heads to the Roberta Alison Fall Classic hosted by the University of Alabama on Friday and Saturday.
Matches will start at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and will be held at the Alabama Tennis Stadium, Alabama Rec Courts and potentially the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. On Friday, one round of doubles and two rounds of singles will be played. On Saturday, two rounds of doubles and the final round of singles will be played. Each draw will consist of eight singles players or doubles teams.
Seventeen teams will be competing at the tournament: Alabama, Clemson, Furman, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Loyola Marymount, Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Samford, Tennessee, Tulane, UAB, UNC Greensboro and Vanderbilt.
Prokhnevska will play in the Weyli Change Singles Draw, facing off against Rachel Daniell of UAB. In the Courtney McLane Singles Draw, Anton-Ohlmeyer pairs up against Michigan’s Annie Wierda. McAdoo faces Samford’s Jessica Northcutt in the Ashley Bentley Singles Draw.
In the Alexa Guarachi Doubles Draw, Prokhnevska and Wacker face UNC Greensboro’s Grinberg and Franco. Anton-Ohlmeyer and McAdoo pair up against Furman’s Martin and Boyette in the Bianca Svensson Doubles Draw.
Kurey, Woodard Win Regional Title, Head to National Indoors
During the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tournament, the #26-ranked sophomore pairing of Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey did something that a Georgia Tech doubles team had never done before – won the ITA/USTA Southeast Regional Doubles Title.
Kurey and Woodard defeated #50 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia, 8-2, to capture the regional doubles title. It was the fifth-straight opponent that the duo beat this past weekend at the tournament. Kurey and Woodard were the number three overall seed in the doubles main draw. Overall this fall, Woodard and Kurey are 10-4 in doubles and 4-3 against nationally ranked opponents. They are currently riding a six-match winning streak and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 matches.
The victory punched the tandem’s ticket to NYC to compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing NY from Nov. 7-Nov. 10.
The Roberta Alison Fall Classic and the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships will be the last of the fall tournaments for the Yellow Jackets before they open up the season with the Michigan Invitational on January 18, 2014.
So far this fall, freshman Rasheeda McAdoo recorded a team-best 6-3 record in singles play, including a perfect 3-0 record at the Georgia State Invitational. Fellow freshman Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer went 5-4 in singles her first fall season with Tech. The two paired up for three doubles matches, going 2-1 in doubles competition.
Besides their doubles success, Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard also excelled in singles play this fall. Kurey tallied a 4-3 tournament mark while recording a team-best 2-1 record at the Vanderbilt Invitational. She also advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA/USTA Southeast regional. Woodard, who is ranked #67 in the preseason poll, went competed in the qualifying round of the 2013 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, winning one match and losing another.
Senior Muriel Wacker went 3-3 in singles play while recording a 3-2 record in doubles competition. Sophomore Natasha Prokhnevska recorded an impressive 5-3 record in singles play and advanced to the second round of singles at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional.