Kenya Jones

Kenya Jones

Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
Last School White Station
Year Sophomore
Height 5-5
Kenya Jones

Biography

2018 ITA All-American (doubles)
2018 All-ACC Second Team
Automatic Bid to 2018 NCAA Doubles Championship
At-Large Bid to 2018 NCAA Singles Championship
At-Large Bid to 2017 NCAA Doubles Championship

2017-18
Spring:
Climbed as high as No. 60 in the ITA national rankings in singles and was half of the top doubles team in the country with Paige Hourigan…All-ACC second team…ITA doubles All-American with Hourigan…Went 20-6 in dual singles play and 11-2 against ACC opponents…Combined for an 18-5 dual doubles record including an 8-3 league mark…Earned the ACC’s automatic doubles bid with Hourigan into the NCAA Championships…Earned an at-large bid into singles through an alternate position in the NCAA Championships…Went on a 21-4 match win streak during the course of the regular season…Only conference losses came against Duke’s No. 26 Kelly Chen and Virginia Tech’s Caroline Daxhelet…Won both singles matches in the ACC Tournament, helping Tech reach the semifinals…Fell in the opening round of the NCAA singles championship to Vanderbilt’s No. 10 Fernanda Contreras…Reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in doubles with Hourigan…Tabbed as the top-seeded doubles team, the pair defeated Denver and Loyola Marymount to reach the quarterfinals against North Carolina’s No. 33 Alle Sanford and Sara Daavettila.

Fall: Ranked No. 3 doubles team in the country with Paige Hourigan and No. 103 in singles in the preseason fall rankings…Reached the doubles championship match of the ITA Southeast Regionals with teammate Hourigan… Fell in the championship match to FIU’s Ulyana Grib and Maryna Veksler…Earned a berth into the ITA National Fall Championships through regionals performance…Duo went 3-1 in California and reached the semifinals…Posted a 5-4 singles record and 11-5 doubles mark during tournament play.

2016-17
Spring: Put together a 23-7 dual singles record and 25-3 doubles mark with partner Paige Hourigan … Earned NCAA at-large doubles berth with Hourigan … Duo upset Florida’s No. 11 Anna Danilina/Ingrid Neel, 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 in the first round to advance to the round of 16 … Tandem fell in round of 16 to Alabama’s No. 5 Maddie Pothoff/Erin Routliffe 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 … Duo broke into the ITA rankings at No. 30 on Feb. 21 … Finished the season ranked No. 17 … Competed mainly at the No. 4 position in singles play … After dropping her first ACC match, won next nine matches against ACC foes … Won all three singles matches in straight sets during Tech’s run to the NCAA round of 16.

Fall: Saw action in four tournaments … Went 2-1 in singles play to open the season at the Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational … Also posted a 2-1 singles record in the Bulldog Challenge and picked up a pair of doubles wins with Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer … Competed for the Selia Mathew Singles Draw title at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic, but was forced to retire due to an injury.

Juniors: Ranked No. 14 recruit nationwide by Tennis Recruiting Network…Blue Chip recruit…Ranked No. 1 recruit in state of Tennessee and No. 3 recruit in the Southeast Region…No. 7 IMG Tennis RPI and strength of schedule…No. 26 in USTA standings and owns 31-10 overall record…Runner-up in USTA Fed Cup championship for the southern region in 2016…Won USTA’s Southern Winter Level 1 Championship in singles and doubles in 2015…Advanced to finals of USTA National Selection Tournament in doubles in 2014…Father, Keita, played tennis at Jackson State (1987-88) and Rust College (1990-91)…Sister, Kayla, played tennis at Chattanooga…Also ran track as sophomore and junior at White Station…Competed in 200m dash and 4x200m dash…Won state championship in singles three consecutive years (2012-15)…Awarded Tennis Player of the Year in Tennessee…Received Best of Preps Award in 2014…Tabbed Tennis Player of the Year for Southern Region in Tennessee…Member of DECA and placed second at state championship…Spanish National Honor Society.