Three Jackets Advance to Semifinals at Duke Invitational

CARY, N.C. — Three Yellow Jackets picked up singles wins to advance to the semifinals as the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team opened fall competition on Friday at the Duke Invitational. The fall tournament is being played at the Cary Tennis Park.

The first day of competition started with two rounds of doubles followed by one round of singles play.

After a tough opening to the day with doubles action, the Jackets rebounded in singles play. Both newcomers picked up wins in their first outings as Yellow Jackets as Victoria Flores downed Tai Martin of UNC Charlotte, 6-1, 6-4, and Ida Jarlskog routed Rebecca Smaller of Duke, 6-0, 6-1. Returner Kenya Jones, who appeared on the ITA preseason rankings at No. 103, was also victorious on the day, defeating Furman’s Aryn Greene, 7-5, 6-3.

Action continues on Saturday with the final round of doubles beginning at 9 a.m. Singles action will begin approximately 12:30 p.m. with the semifinal round.

Friday, Sept. 15
Doubles — First Rotation

Makenna Jones/Chloe Ouellett-Pizer (UNC) def. No. 40 Ida Jarlskog/Victoria Flores (GT) 8-0
Erin Larner/Maddie Lipp (Northwestern) def. Kenya Jones/Nami Otsuka (GT) 8-4
Jaclyn Switkes/Mia Rabinowitz (Illinois) def. Nadia Gizdova (GT)/Victoria Emma (Florida) 8-0

Doubles — Second Rotation
Ema Lazic/Rebecca Smaller (Duke) def. Nadia Gizdova (GT)/Victoria Emma (Florida) 8-6
Maggie Kane/Cassandra Vazquez (UNC) def. Kenya Jones/Nami Otsuka (GT) 8-6
Alex Chatt/Rheeya Doshi (Northwestern) def. No. 40 Ida Jarlskog/Victoria Flores (GT) 8-6

Singles — Quarterfinals
Victoria Flores (GT) def. Tai Martin (UNC Charlotte) 6-1, 6-4
No. 103 Kenya Jones (GT) def. Aryn Greene (Furman) 7-5, 6-3
Ida Jarlskog (GT) def. Rebecca Smaller (Duke) 6-0, 6-1
Maddie Lipp (Northwestern) def. No. 111 Nami Otsuka (GT) 6-3, 6-3
No. 20 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Nadia Gizdova (GT) 6-3, 6-1

Saturday, Sept. 16
9 a.m. — Doubles

No. 40 Ida Jarlskog/Victoria Flores (GT) vs. Lazic/Rebecca Smaller (Duke)
Nadia Gizdova (GT)/Victoria Emma (Florida) vs. Maggie Kane/Cassandra Vazquez (UNC)
Kenya Jones/Nami Otsuka (GT) vs. Andriana Reami/Bianca Moldovan (NC State)

Nadia Gizdova (GT) vs. Rheeya Doshi (Northwestern) — Consolation
Victoria Flores (GT) vs. Adriana Reami (NC State) — Semifinals
Kenya Jones (GT) vs. Blanca Maldovan (Illinois) — Semifinals
Ida Jarlskog (GT) vs. Brooke Austin (Florida) — Semifinals
No. 111 Nami Otsuka (GT) vs. Suzanne Zenoni (Elon) – Consolation


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