Jackets Compete at NCAA Singles Championships – Women’s Tennis – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
ORLANDO, Florida – Competing in the round of 64 of the NCAA Championship on Sunday morning, Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores of Georgia Tech couldn’t hold out, falling in a pair of back-to-back decisions.
The Jackets fell behind early, giving up the first two sets to their opponents. Jones, who took a 5-2 lead over No.61 Selin Ovunc (Auburn) in the first set, held five set points against the Tiger but couldn’t close as Ovunc battled for win five consecutive games to win the opener. together, 7-5. Jones took a 2-0 lead in the second set, but Ovunc recovered and took a 4-2 advantage. Jones beat Ovunc by a total of 4-3, but the Tiger won the next two games to seal the game in the second set, 6-3.
Playing on the field next to Jones, Flores beat Michigan’s No.57 Kari Miller to take a 4-2 lead in the first set, but Miller bounced back by winning the next four games to capture the set, 6 -4. Miller took control early in the second set, opening with a 5-3 lead. Flores would hold the serve to establish a 5-4 tally, but Miller closed the game, winning the second set, 6-4.
FOLLOWING – Flores and Jones return to the courts on Monday to open the individual doubles championship, along with teammates Gia Cohen and Ava Hrastar.
Singles – Round of 16
No. 61 Selin Ovunc (Auburn) beats. No.5 Kenya Jones (GT) 7-5, 6-3
No.57 Kari Miller (Michigan) won. No.13 Victoria Flores (GT) 6-4, 6-4
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