Grace, Williams To Face Off In Claycourt Open

University of Tennessee sophomores Jesse Grace and Caitlyn Williams will face off Sunday in the finals of the Southern Adult Claycourt Open at the Knoxville Racquet Club.

Williams, a native of Knoxville, and the No. 1 seed in the tournament will take on her teammate and Germiston, South Africa native Grace, the No. 2 seed.

Williams has not dropped a game during the tournament defeating Erin Allen in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals followed by another 6-0. 6-0 victory over Kathryn Evans in the semifinals yesterday.

Grace took down Emily Holloway 6-0, 6-1 in the quarters and defeated Tennessee teammate Kayla McMurry 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. (McMurry advanced to the semis after a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Rachel Hinkle).

Also of note, Grace and McMurry took home the doubles championship with an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory over Megan Conley and Holloway.

Singles Championships
Q             (2) Jesse Grace d. Emily Holloway             6-0; 6-1
Q             Kayla McMurry d. Rachel Hinkle                6-0; 6-0

Q             Kathryn Evans d. Sarah Rainwater            6-2; 7-5
Q             (1) Caitlyn Williams d. Erin Allen               6-0; 6-0
SF           (2) Jesse Grace d. Kayla McMurry             6-1; 6-0
SF           (1) Caitlyn Williams d. Kathryn Evans       6-0; 6-0

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