THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis freshman Kenya Jones picked up ACC Player of the Week honors on Tuesday as announced by the league office. Jones went 3-0 last weekend in both singles and doubles, helping the Jackets to a pair of ACC wins on the road.
“Kenya has played so well all year,” noted head coach Rodney Harmon. “She played extremely well this past weekend and we are excited for her to receive this recognition.”
Tech opened the weekend upsetting No. 4 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday, edging the Tar Heels 4-3. Victorious in both singles and doubles against UNC, Jones helped Tech clinch a crucial doubles point pairing with Paige Hourigan. The duo defeated Cassandra Vazquez and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer, 6-2, for Tech’s first doubles win of the day. After Tech clinched the doubles point, Jones gave Tech the go-ahead point in singles play, winning her match at the No. 4 position over No. 40 Makenna Jones, 6-3, 6-4, to give the Jackets a 3-2 lead. At Wake Forest, Jones was victorious in singles play after her opponent was forced to retire.
With the singles wins, Jones improved to 25-9 overall this season, including a 16-4 ledger in dual play and an 8-1 mark in ACC matches. With Hourigan in doubles, the pair boasts a 17-2 dual mark on the season.
This marks the second weekly award for the Yellow Jackets this season as Johnnise Renaud was named ACC Player of the Week on January 31.
The Jackets return to the court on Sunday, April 9 welcoming No. 32 Virginia to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. First serve is slated for 11 a.m.