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Chong, Yu Advance to Singles and Doubles Finals at Oracle Cup

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

ROME, Ga. – Eudice Chong '18 and Victoria Yu '19 shine on Day Two of the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup at Berry College, and will compete in the singles and doubles finals tomorrow.

Chong, the No. 1 seed in singles play, defeated Briana Hartmann of Gustavus Adolphus (6-1, 6-1) yesterday and followed that up with another convincing victory in the semifinals Friday as she cruised past fourth-seeded Claire Handa of Chicago by scores of 6-2, 6-1.

The three-time singles national champion will play third-seeded Ysabel Gonzalez Rico of Emory tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in the finals. The winner automatically qualifies for the ITA Fall Nationals against Division I winners in Indian Wells, Calif.

Additionally, Chong and Yu claimed a semifinals win in doubles action as well. The top-seed, who defeated NYU's Flyora Shiyanova and Coco Kulle (6-3, 6-2) in the first round Thursday, followed that up with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kate Daugherty and Esther Bowers of Southwestern today.

With the win, Chong and Yu will play for the doubles title tomorrow at 1 p.m. against third-seeded Bridget Harding and Gonzalez Rico of Emory. If they win, they will play again at 5 p.m. against the Division II, NAIA and JuCo winners for a chance to qualify for Indian Wells.