GREENSBORO, N.C. – After helping lead Georgia Tech to its second straight 20-win season, Paige Hourigan, Kenya Jones and Johnnise Renaud collected postseason All-ACC honors on Thursday. Hourigan picked up first team recognition, while Jones was tabbed to the second team and Renaud earned third team accolades.
“I’m very proud of each of the players that were named All-ACC,” commented head coach Rodney Harmon. “It is a major accomplishment in one of the toughest conferences in the nation to be recognized.”
Coming off earning her fourth NCAA Championships bid, Hourigan has led Tech from the No. 1 position all season. The senior from Turakina, New Zealand has posted a 19-11 overall singles record and a 26-6 overall doubles mark. Ranked as high as No. 12 in the ITA singles rankings, Hourigan and Jones have spent three weeks as the top-ranked doubles pair in the country. This marks Hourigan’s fourth All-ACC honor as the senior Jacket was tabbed second team twice and earned third team honors as a sophomore.
Jones has climbed to the No. 2 position in the singles lineup this season and has posted a 7-1 mark from that spot in dual play. The sophomore completed the ACC regular season with an 11-2 mark and boasts an overall singles mark of 25-6. The second component of Tech’s No. 1 doubles team, Jones and Hourigan received their second straight NCAA Championships bid this week, earning the ACC’s automatic berth. This marks Jones’ first All-ACC nod.
Also picking up her fourth All-ACC accolade, Renaud has gone 20-14 overall in singles play this season and 21-13 in doubles play. Against ACC foes in singles play, the senior posted an 11-3 mark and registered an 8-2 mark from the No. 3 position in dual play. Renaud earned first team honors the previous two years and was tabbed second team as a freshman.
The Jackets return to the courts on Friday, May 11 opening the NCAA Championships against Eastern Kentucky at 3 p.m. Tech hosts the first and second rounds at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. Admission is free.
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