UTC's Jones Wins Georgia State Southern Tennis Shootout

Sunday, October 13, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore women’s tennis student-athlete Kayla Jones remained undefeated in fall action, claiming the Flight 1 singles title at the Georgia State Southern Shootout today.  The Lady Mocs posted three singles wins on the final day of competition in Atlanta, Ga.

Jones, a native of Memphis, Tenn., improved to 6-0 on the year with her win today.  She defeated Louisiana-Monroe’s Sophie Rufyikiri (6-3, 6-1) to claim her second title of the fall. 

Fellow sophomore’s Katie Polk (Woodstock, Ga.) and Jovana Pecovski (Apatin, Serbia) also won in singles action today.  Polk defeated ULM’s Justyna Krol (6-1, 6-3) at No. 4, while Pecovski scored her win over Emory’s Catherine Harris at No. 6. 

Next up for the Lady Mocs is the 2013 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional.  Action takes place in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 18-22. 

Flight 1 Singles
(UTC) Kayla Jones def. (ULM) Sophie Rufyikiri - 6-3, 6-1

Flight 2 Singles
(ULM) Medy Blankvoort def. (UTC) Kaylene Chadwell - 6-3, 7-5

Flight 3 Singles
(ULM) Petra Horakova def. (UTC) Alexa Flynn - 6-4, 6-2

Flight 4 Singles
(UTC) Katie Polk def. (ULM) Justyna Krol - 6-1, 6-3

Flight 5 Singles
(ULM) Angela Tejedor def. (UTC) Alison Storie - 6-3, 6-2

Flight 6 Singles
(UTC) Jovana Pecovski def. (EM) Catharine Harris

 



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