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Jackets Compete in NCAA Singles Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. – Competing in the NCAA Championships round of 64 singles Sunday morning, Georgia Tech’s Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores could not hold on, falling in a pair of straight set decisions.

The Jackets fell behind early, dropping both first sets to their opponents. Jones, who took a commanding 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 back to win five straight games to take the opening set, 7-5. Jones took a 2-0 lead in the second set, but Ovunc rallied back and took a 4-2 advantage. Jones broke Ovunc for a 4-3 tally, but the Tiger won the next two games to seal the match in the second set, 6-3.

Playing on the court next to Jones, Flores broke Michigan’s No. 57 Kari Miller to take a 4-2 lead in the opening set, but Miller rebounded winning the next four games to capture the set, 6-4. Miller gained control early in the second set, opening with a 5-3 lead. Flores would hold serve to setup a 5-4 tally, but Miller closed out the match, taking the second set, 6-4.

UP NEXT – Flores and Jones return to the courts on Monday to open the individual doubles championship, along with teammates Gia Cohen and Ava Hrastar.

RESULTS
Singles – Round of 64
No. 61 Selin Ovunc (Auburn) def. No. 5 Kenya Jones (GT) 7-5, 6-3
No. 57 Kari Miller (Michigan) def. No. 13 Victoria Flores (GT) 6-4, 6-4

 

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