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Lee Advances in Consolation at ITA All-American Championships

CARY, N.C. – In main draw consolation action at the ITA All-American Championships on Thursday, Georgia Tech’s Carol Lee picked up a straight set win to advance to the quarterfinals of the backdraw. The prestigious tournament is being played at the Cary Tennis Park.

Facing Laia Conde Monfort of Tulsa, Lee took a set lead over the Hurricane, winning the opener. The Jacket held a dominating 5-1 lead in the set before Conde Monfort rallied back. But Lee held strong for a 6-4 win.

Lee opened the second set with a 3-1 advantage and fought off two break points in the next service game to go up 4-1. But Conde Monfort won the next three games to move back on serve at 4-all before Lee grabbed a 5-4 edge. The opponents then held serve to force a tiebreak at 6-all.

In the tiebreaker, Lee and Conde Monfort exchanged the first two points for a 1-1 tally before the Yellow Jacket dominated the remainder of the tiebreak, winning the next six points to secure the match, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

Lee will face No. 125 Julia Fliegner of Michigan in the consolation quarterfinals on Friday at 10 a.m.

RESULTS

No. 16 Carol Lee (GT) def. No. 102 Laia Conde Monfort (Tulsa) 6-4, 7-6 (1)

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