THE FLATS – The Tenth-ranked Georgia Tech ladies’s tennis group posted a profitable 2021 marketing campaign, ending with a 20-11 total document and an 8-5 Atlantic Coast Convention ledger. The Yellow Jackets capped the season within the NCAA Championship spherical of 16 in Orlando, Fla., after advancing to the 2021 ACC Match championship match in April. 4 Yellow Jackets – Gia Cohen, Ava Hrastar, Victoria Flores and Kenya Jones – represented Tech within the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, incomes at-large bids to Orlando.
- Georgia Tech completed the season ranked No. 10 within the closing Oracle/ITA Nationwide Rankings launched on Could 26. Tech climbed as excessive as No. 6 within the nation within the Jan. 27 rankings.
- Georgia Tech recorded its twenty first consecutive NCAA Match look, receiving an at-large choice as the general No. 13 seed. The Yellow Jackets hosted one among 16 regionals on the Ken Byers Tennis Complicated and topped Georgia Southern and North Florida within the first two rounds to safe a spot within the spherical of 16.
- The Yellow Jackets made their eleventh total look within the NCAA Championship spherical of 16. Tech confronted No. 4 UCLA on the USTA Nationwide Campus in Orlando, Fla., however fell 4-0.
- Upending three ACC foes in event play, Tech made its seventh look within the title match of the ACC Match. The Jackets, which earned a first-round bye because the No. 6 seed, edged Virginia Tech (4-0), No. 4 NC State (4-3) and No. 24/20 Miami (4-3) to face top-ranked and top-seeded North Carolina within the championship match. Freshman Carol Lee picked up a straight-set win on courtroom 5, however it wasn’t sufficient as Tech fell to the Tar Heels, 4-1.
- Georgia Tech bought its dwelling slate began in January internet hosting three nationally ranked groups for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on the Ken Byers Tennis Complicated. Mahak Jain clinched a 4-3 win over No. 14 South Carolina within the first match to place the Jackets within the championship match towards No. 6 Duke. Tech fell behind to the Blue Devils, 3-1, however rallied again to win 4 singles matches, clinched by freshman Ava Hrastar, to prime Duke, 4-3, and safe a berth to the ITA Nationwide Staff Indoor Championships.
- On the ITA Nationwide Staff Indoor Championships in Stillwater, Okla., Tech topped No. 10 Oklahoma State, 4-3, after falling to No. 9 Ohio State and No. 5 Pepperdine.
- The Yellow Jackets recorded their seventh 20-win season. Alongside the best way, Tech topped seven top-25 packages.
- Georgia Tech was led by seniors Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores. The pair have been nationally ranked in each singles and doubles all season. Jones climbed as excessive as No. 2 in singles rankings and Flores rose to No. 13. As a doubles group, the pair was ranked within the prime 5 all season lengthy, and spent two weeks because the No. 1 group within the nation.
- Freshman Ava Hrastar joined Jones and Flores within the ITA nationwide singles rankings. Hrastar broke into the ballot on April 21 at No. 119 and climbed to No. 100 by Could 5. Hrastar and doubles associate Gia Cohen have been ranked prime 25 since March 24.
- Georgia Tech was represented by two student-athletes within the singles bracket of the NCAA Championship as Victoria Flores and Kenya Jones earned at-large bids. Jones made her second look within the singles championships, whereas Flores made her first look. Each dropped hard-fought matches within the spherical of 64.
- The Yellow Jackets despatched two doubles groups to Orlando to compete within the doubles draw of the NCAA Championship. Jones and Flores earned the No. 3 seed within the event and have been joined by Ava Hrastar and Gia Cohen. Each groups fell within the opening spherical.
- Seniors Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores collected all-ACC honors to conclude their collegiate campaigns. Jones was named to the primary group, whereas Flores earned second-team recognition.
- Being acknowledged for her work on and off the courtroom, Flores was named a finalist for the 2021 ITA Ann Lebedeff Management Award. The award was created to acknowledge a current school graduate who demonstrated excellence on and off the courtroom, management on their group, in addition to management on campus and locally. The winner will probably be introduced in June.
- Jones was named the ACC Participant of the Week twice in the course of the season. She picked up her first recognition after the season-openers and her second honor after going undefeated to open ACC play. Jones upset the second-ranked participant within the nation, Miami’s Estela Perez-Somarriba in three units handy the Hurricane her first lack of the season.
- Freshman Ava Hrastar bought her collegiate marketing campaign began by incomes ACC Co-Freshman of the Week after the season-opening weeks. She picked up 4 singles victories and clinched Tech’s win over No. 6 Duke within the ITA Kick-Off Weekend within the championship match.
- Jones completed the season with a 19-10 total singles document, together with an 18-8 twin mark and 9-2 ACC ledger. Flores capped the season at 19-7 total in singles. She went 18-5 in twin play and 8-5 towards ACC opponents. As a doubles group, Flores and Jones mixed to go 23-4 total. They went 8-1 towards ACC foes and 21-3 in twin play.
- With a profitable doubles season in 2021, Jones broke the Georgia Tech all-time profession doubles mark. With 122 profession doubles wins, Jones now holds this system document having topped Kristi Miller with 110 all-time doubles wins.
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