Jan. 19, 2002
ATLANTA – Junior Jaime Wong remained unbeaten as she advanced to the fourth round of the Georgia Invitational on Saturday. The four-day event is being held at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Wong, who is the fifth-seeded player in the tourney, won her only singles match of the day over Alexandra Smith of Georgia by a convincing 6-2, 6-4 score. The third-year performer will now face the draw’s top seed, Tonya Grib of Brenau in Sunday’s fourth round, with the winner advancing to the singles semifinals on Sunday afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets’ other singles player still in the main draw was sophomore Sekita Grant, who won her first two matches as a member of the Tech team on Friday, but was unable to advance past the third round. Grant was defeated by Anne Nguyen of Georgia is straight sets by a 1-6, 0-6 score.
The doubles tandem of Wong and Grant did find some success later in the day as a team, advancing to the third round before being eliminated. The duo defeated Moragon and Yarikova of Brenau in the second round by a solid 8-4 score, but were unable to advance past Georgia’s team of Cioroch and Smith as they lost a hard-fought 8-9 (9) decision.
Tech sophomore Fallon Koon was competed in the consolation draw of the event on Saturday, but results were not available at the time of this release and will be updated when available.
The Georgia Invitational will continue tomorrow with the fourth round and semifinals of singles play and conclude on Monday with the finals of each draw.