Jan. 31, 2014
THE FLATS-The #20-ranked Georgia Tech women's tennis team (1-1) will host is first home match of the season this Saturday at 12 p.m. against Old Dominion (3-0). All Georgia Tech tennis matches are free and open to the public. Live scoring for the match can be found here.
Looking at Old Dominion
Old Dominion enters the match against the Yellow Jackets undefeated at 3-0. Most recently, the Monarchs defeated Penn, 4-3. Old Dominion also defeated Howard, 4-1, and Norfolk State, 7-0.
The Yellow Jackets lead the series against Old Dominion, 4-0. All four matches against the Monarchs were played at home, with the last being a 9-0 victory for the Jackets on March 12, 1998.
ITA Kick Off Recap
Last week, the Yellow Jackets traveled to Nebraska for the ITA Kick Off. As the number four seed, the Jackets advanced to the championship match after blanking #25 Nebraska, 4-0. The Jackets won the doubles point thanks to two wins from #4 Megan Kurey/Kendal Woodard and Natahsa Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker. Prokhnevska, freshman Anton-Ohlmeyer and Wacker all won their singles matches to send the Jackets to the championship match against #16 Vanderbilt.
Against Vanderbilt, the Jackets lost the doubles point, but Woodard/Kurey extended their streak to 12-straight doubles wins. Woodard, Prokhnevska and Kurey were all victorious in singles, but the Jackets fell short, suffering their first loss of the season.
The #4-ranked sophomore doubles duo of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard capped off an impressive fall season by winning the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships doubles title. Kurey and Woodard captured the national indoor doubles title on Nov. 10, 2013 after defeating Louisville's Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine in the championship match.
The tandem went 14-4 this fall and owned an impressive 7-3 record against nationally ranked opponents. The duo finished off the season on a nine-match winning streak, including three straight victories during national indoors on their way to the national doubles title. Kurey and Woodard also won the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Doubles Title in the fall.
Jackets in the Rankings
The Georgia Tech women's tennis team checks in at #20 in the most 2014 ITA women's rankings which was released on January 29. The sophomore doubles duo of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard are ranked #4 in the nation in the doubles rankings.
Georgia Tech is one of seven ACC schools that are ranked in the top-25 in the rankings, joining North Carolina (3), Miami (9), Duke (10), Clemson (13), Virginia (14) and Notre Dame (23).
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