TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ole Miss will have two of the final eight in the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships, as both junior Caroline Rohde-Moe and sophomore Julia Jones advanced to the quarterfinals Saturday at the Alabama Tennis Stadium. Junior Vief Vlaar made the finals of the B Draw.
Rohde-Moe, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, came back to beat Klaudia Gawlik of McNeese State in three sets. After dropping the first set 6-1, Rohde-Moe took over, winning the next two by the same score of 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal meeting against either Kaitlin Burns (LSU) or Maya Jansen (AL).
Jones, seeded No. 5, defeated Tulane's Ipek Birol 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals where she will face Karoline Grymel of Troy Sunday.
Vlaar beat Anna Marie Lyon of Samford 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the B Draw and will face either Emma Helisten (Tulane) or Rosaura Ramirez-Vega (Troy) Sunday.
Should Rohde-Moe and Jones win their quarterfinal matches, they would have to play again in the semifinals later Sunday.
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USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships
Third round - Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. Klaudia Gawlik (McNeese State) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1; Julia Jones (OM) def. Ipek Birol (TUL) 6-2, 7-5.
Semifinals -- Vief Vlaar (OM) def. Anna Marie Lyon (SAM) 6-4, 6-1.
Second round - Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) def. Helisten/Katz (TUL) 8-4; Jones/Verboven (OM) def. Newton/Krachok (USA) 8-2. Third round - Magnusson/Thornton (TUL) def. Jones/Verboven (OM) 8-6; Kasler/Pfeifler (AUB) def. Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 8-3.
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