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Jackets Conclude Season in NCAA Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. – On the opening day of doubles competition at the NCAA Championships, Georgia Tech women’s tennis could not hold on, dropping a pair of matches to conclude the season in the round of 32.

Gia Cohen and Ava Hrastar took a set lead over No. 4 Makenna Jones and Elizabeth Scotty, pocketing the first set, 6-3. On serve at 4-3, the Jackets broke UNC to take a 5-3 advantage and Hrastar served out the set, 6-3, in the next game. The Tar Heels quickly gained a 4-1 lead in the second set, but Hrastar and Cohen battled back to a 4-3 tally. Jones and Scotty were able to hold, taking the set 6-3, forcing a match tiebreaker that came down to the wire. It was a back-and-forth battle in the tiebreak as UNC fought off several chances by the Jackets and proved victorious, 14-12.

Also competing, Tech’s doubles team of Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores dropped a hard-fought match against No. 23 Carmen Corley and Ivana Corley of Oklahoma. The Jackets opened with a 4-2 lead in the first set, but the Sooners rallied back to grab a 5-4 edge. Jones held serve to 5-all as the opponents traded the next two games to force a first set tiebreak. Corley and Corley took the tiebreak, 7-3, to gain the set lead. On serve at 3-all in the second set, the Sooners won the next three games to secure the win, 6-3.

Doubles – Round of 32
No. 4 Makenna Jones/Elizabeth Scotty (UNC) def. No. 16 Gia Cohen/Ava Hrastar (GT) 3-6, 6-3, 14-12
No. 23 Carmen Corley/Ivana Corley (OK) def. No. 3 Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) 7-6 (3), 6-3


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