LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On day two of the Rebel Invite, Georgia Tech’s Kenya Jones and Gia Cohen advanced to main draw singles finals of their respective flights as the Yellow Jackets captured four wins on Saturday.
In main draw action, Jones took on Mississippi’s Terez Janatova in the semifinals. After winning the first set, 6-4, Jones dropped the second to Janatova, 6-3, but was victorious in a hard-fought third set, sealing the match with a 7-5 set win. Also advancing to the final after defeating a Mississippi opponent was teammate Cohen, who topped Alexa Bortles in flight two. Cohen cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over the Rebel, to claim a spot in the final on Sunday.
Freshman Rosie Garcia Gross battled Utah’s Katya Hersh in the main draw semifinals and despite challenging Hersh, fell, 7-5, 7-6.
In consolation action, Victoria Flores pocketed a 6-2, 6-4 win over Kristen Prelle of Arizona. Nadia Gizdova also collected a consolation win, defeating Connie Li (UNLV), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
After a successful day in doubles to open the tournament on Friday, the Jackets faced a tough day in semifinal play, dropping all three matches.
Action concludes on Sunday with finals of both doubles and singles beginning at 10 a.m. (PT).
FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
No. 10 Kenya Jones (GT) def. Tereza Janatova (MISS) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Victoria Flores (GT) def. Kristen Prelle (AZ) 6-2, 6-4
FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
Gia Cohen (GT) def. Alexa Bortles (MISS) 6-3, 6-4
Whitney Hekking (UU) def. Nami Otsuka (GT) 6-0, 6-4
FLIGHT THREE SINGLES
Katya Hersh (UU) def. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) 7-5, 7-6
Nadia Gizdova (GT) def. Connie Li (UNLV) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
FLIGHT FOUR SINGLES
Megan Forster (CU) def. Sophia Sassoli (GT) 6-2, 6-2
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
Katya Hersh/Anya Lamoreaux (UU) def. Gia Cohen/Nami Otsuka (GT) 8-5
Madison Tattini/Whitney Hekking (UU) def. Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) 8-7
FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES
Maria Campos/Tallulah Farrow (CU) def. Sophia Sassoli/Rosie Gross (GT) 8-4
SUNDAY-Play begins at 10 a.m. PT
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