No. 12 Virginia Edged 4-3 by No. 16 Georgia Tech
Box Score April 3, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 12 Virginia women’s tennis team (11-9, 6-5 ACC) fell 4-3 to No. 16 Georgia Tech (13-6, 8-2 ACC) on Sunday (April 3) at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia trailed Georgia Tech, 3-1, after dropping the doubles point and falling at No. 2 and No. 6 singles when freshman Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Me.) battled back from a 6-1 loss in her second set to win her match 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 over Kendal Woodard at No. 4 singles. Senior Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) tied the match at 3-3 when she battled through a second-set tiebreaker, coming out ahead 7-2 to win 7-5, 7-6 over Rasheeda McAdoo. No. 5 singles was on serve in the third set when Nauta tied the match, but Alexis Prokopuik promptly went up a break and held on for a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over junior Victoria Olivarez (Virginia Beach, Va.) to secure the victory for the Yellow Jackets.
“This was a tough weekend for us,” said Virginia head coach Mark Guilbeau. “I thought we were really spirited on Friday, but today we came out a little bit less than that. Georgia Tech was really on it in the beginning of the match. They imposed physically with their shots. I thought we fought back, but the doubles hurt us a lot. Credit to both teams, but Georgia Tech was just a bit better today.”
Senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.), currently ranked No. 4 in singles, earned Virginia’s first point with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 30 Johnnise Renaud at No. 1.
The Cavaliers will play at Virginia Tech next Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m. in Blacksburg before closing out the regular season with a pair of home matches against Pittsburgh on Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m. and Notre Dame on Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center.
#16 Georgia Tech 4, #12 Virginia 3
1. #4 Danielle Collins (VA) def. #30 Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-3, 6-2
2. #105 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. #16 Julia Elbaba (VA) 6-1, 6-1
3. #111 Stephanie Nauta (VA) def. #117 Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 7-5, 7-6
4. Meghan Kelley (VA) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
5. Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Victoria Olivarez (VA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
6. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Erica Susi (VA) 6-3, 6-3
1. #19 Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan (GT) def. #21 Danielle Collins/Meghan Kelley (VA) 6-4
2. Stephanie Nauta/Cassie Mercer (VA) vs. Johnnise Renaud/Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 5-5, unfinished
3. Megan Kurey/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Julia Elbaba/Erica Susi (VA) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,1,6,4,3,5)