THE FLATS – Representing Georgia Tech on Thursday, senior Rosie Garcia Gross cruised to a straight set decision, securing a spot in the ITA Southeast Regionals main draw. Georgia Tech is serving as host to the five-day tournament at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
Facing North Florida’s Isabel Oliveira, the opponents challenged each other in the first set. After opening at an 0-2 deficit, Garcia Gross won the next three games to gain a 3-2 edge. But Oliveira collected the next two games, holding at a deuce point to regain a 4-3 advantage. The Yellow Jacket responded winning four of the next five games to pocket the first set, 7-5.
Garcia Gross carried momentum into the second set. After dropping the first game, she won six straight games to clinch the match at 6-1 to move into the main draw on Thursday.
Action continues with main draw singles and doubles beginning on Thursday. One round of doubles will start the morning followed by two rounds of singles. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Isabel Oliveira (UNF) 7-5, 6-1
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