No. 8 Jackets Handle Louisville, 7-0
Georgia Tech women’s tennis moves to 8-0 at home sweeping Louisville
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis remained undefeated at home on Sunday picking up a 7-0 victory over Louisville. With the win, the eighth-ranked Jackets improved to 13-2 overall and 4-0 in ACC play.
DOUBLES ACTION: Georgia Tech cruised to comfortable 4-0 advantages on courts two and three to open doubles play. The tandems on court three, Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Nami Otsuka facing Louisville’s Tiffany Huber and Olivia Boesing, held serve over the next three games as the Jackets took the match 6-2. Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones led 4-0 before conceding a game, but held strong for a 6-2 victory on court two to clinch the doubles point for Georgia Tech and picked up their 12th dual win of the season.
SINGLES PLAY: Trailing 2-3 on court five, Otsuka battled back and took the next three games to pull ahead 5-3 and took the first set 6-3. The freshman gave Tech a 2-0 match lead with a 6-3 second set victory. Jones wrapped up second to push the Jackets in front, 3-0. Jones, ranked No. 95 in the country, topped Stokes on court four 6-1, 6-4 for her 10th dual win of the season. Battling on court three, Hourigan clinched the match for Tech. The junior, ranked No. 91, defeated Pahz in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, for a 4-0 Jacket lead.
On court two, McAdoo answered a 2-3 deficit in the second set, winning the next three games to pull ahead 5-3. McAdoo sealed the straight set win, 6-3, 6-3 for a 5-0 Georgia Tech lead. Playing in her first dual singles match of the season, senior Anton-Ohlmeyer picked up the win with a straight set triumph over Boesing. The senior won a hard-fought first set tiebreak 7-3 and grabbed the second set 7-5 for the win. Renaud completed singles action on court one winning both sets 7-5 to complete the sweep over the Cardinals.
QUOTABLE: “It was a good team victory today. I felt like all around we played a good level of tennis. Louisville competed really hard, so it was a good match. Obviously we are glad to come out with a victory. Now we have to get ready for another really tough ACC match against Miami on Tuesday.” – Head Coach Rodney Harmon
UP NEXT: Georgia Tech faces a quick turnaround, welcoming No. 27 Miami to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex on Tuesday. First serve is slated for 3 p.m.
Louisville at No.8 Georgia Tech Results
Match Score: No. 8 Georgia Tech 7, Louisville 0
1. No. 14 Rasheeda McAdoo/Johnnise Renaud (GT) vs. Abbie Pahz/Mariana Humberg (LOU) 4-4 DNF
2. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Aleksandra Mally/Ariana Rodriguez (LOU) 6-2
3. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Tiffany Huber/Olivia Boesing (LOU) 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 2
Point: Georgia Tech
1. Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) 7-5, 7-5
2. No. 52 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Mariana Humberg (LOU) 6-3, 6-3
3. No. 91 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Abbie Pahz (LOU) 6-2, 6-3
4. No. 95 Kenya Jones (GT) def. Elle Stokes (LOU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Tiffany Huber (LOU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Olivia Boesing (LOU) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
Order of finish: 5,4,3,2,6,1