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Georgia Tech, Virginia take ACC women’s tennis weekly awards

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Georgia Tech’s Kenya Jones has been selected as the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, and teammate Ava Hrastar and Virginia’s Emma Navarro have been named Co-Freshman of the Week.

Jones was key in the Yellow Jackets’ undefeated week, earning wins over No. 6 Duke (4-3), No. 14 South Carolina (4-3) and Memphis (7-0). The senior from Memphis, Tennessee, posted a 4-1 singles record, highlighted by wins over Duke’s eighth-ranked Kelly Chen and South Carolina’s 34th-ranked Mia Horvit.

Jones also partnered with teammate Victoria Flores to win all four of their doubles matches, including a win over South Carolina’s 29th-ranked duo of Horvit and Megan Davies.

A native of Duluth, Ga., Hrastar racked up a 4-1 record in singles on the week. The freshman’s week was highlighted by a win over Duke’s 28th-ranked Georgia Drummy to help the Yellow Jackets knock off the No. 6 Blue Devils.

Navarro went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles in Virginia’s win over Tennessee (4-1) and a tough loss to No. 13 Ohio State (2-4). The rookie from Charleston, South Carolina, knocked off Ohio State’s 118th-ranked Carly Briggs in singles play.

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