Jones Nets Another Big Win For Rebels

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Julia Jones
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Sept. 21, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For the second day in a row, Ole Miss women’s tennis junior Julia Jones knocked off a top-50 ranked opponent to advance to the finals of the A Draw at the Country Club of Little Rock Invitational Saturday.

On Friday, Jones downed 47th-ranked Hermone Brhane of Oklahoma in straight sets.  Saturday, Jones took out Arkansas’ No. 1 player, Yang Pang, who is ranked No. 43 in the nation.  Jones blanked Pang in the first set and then needed just one break in the second for the 6-0, 6-3 win.  At 5-1 on the year, Jones will face Skylar Kuykendal of Memphis in the final Sunday.  

In the C Draw semifinals, sophomore Allie Robbins fell to Lynn Kiro of Texas Tech 6-0, 6-2.

In consolation singles, senior Caroline Rohde-Moe and sophomore Marija Milutinovic picked up wins.  Rohde-Moe didn’t have to play long to get one, as her opponent, 61st-ranked Texas Tech’s Samantha Adams retired after losing the first game.  Milutinovic defeated Oklahoma’s Whitney Wofford 6-4, 6-4.

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Country Club of Little Rock Invitational – Little Rock, Ark.
Singles
A Draw SemifinalsJulia Jones (OM) def. Yang Pang (ARK) 6-0, 6-3.
C Draw Semifinals – Lynn Kiro (TT) def. Allie Robbins (OM) 6-0, 6-2.
ConsolationCaroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. Adams (TT) 1-0, ret.; Marija Milutinovic (OM) def. Wofford (OU) 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles
Semifinals -- Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) def. Lancaster/Wofford (OU) 8-5. Final – Wegner/Mikesz (UM) def. Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 8-6.
Consolation
Fraser/Kordolaimi (UH) def. Robbins/Jones (OM) 8-6; Vogasari/Cardenas (UH) def. Robbins/Jones (OM) 8-4.

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