PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Georgia Tech women’s tennis junior Kenya Jones battled to a pair of victories on Tuesday on the opening day of qualifying play at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. Jones pocketed two straight-set victories to move into the final round of qualifying action on Wednesday.
“Kenya did a great job today,” commented associate head coach Christy Lynch. “She started out a little shaky in her first match, but did a good job of tightening her focus when she needed to. In her second match, she played at a much higher level and played smart tennis. She was able to come forward a number of times and execute at the net. We are looking forward to another challenging match tomorrow.”
Jones opened Tuesday defeating Mimi Levine (Penn) by a 7-5, 6-3 score to move into second round action where she faced Olivia Hauger of UC Berkeley. In a mirror of the first match, Jones pocketed another 7-5, 6-3 victory to go undefeated on the day and move into the final round of qualifying action.
Jones will face a familiar foe on Wednesday for a spot in the main draw, challenging Ida Jarlskog of Florida. The match will begin approximately 2:45 p.m. EST.
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