Top seeds advance to Saturday's CVITT semifinals

Top seeds advance to Saturday's CVITT semifinals

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Quarterfinal action Friday in the CVITT at Oakwood, both number one seeds won to advance to Saturday's semifinals.

Women's top seed Alana Smith in the near court knocked out Zina Graves 6-1, 6-3.

On the men's side, 2017 UVa grad JC Aragone ended an impressive run by 17-year-old Vikash Singh, Aragone wins 6-4, 6-1.

His opponent Saturday is current UVa player, unseeded Kyrylo Tsygura, who advanced to the Final Four with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Andrew Redding of Concord, North Carolina.

Kyrylo Tsygura, UVa FRESHMAN NETTER, said "I was really gritty today, like I didn't really miss, I didn't miss much and I kind of hung in the points and I think he was getting a little tired. And I was just pushing through and just like, you know, just put one more ball, one more ball, and I think that's what it came down to, me just making more balls."

JC Aragone, CVITT #1 SEED (WILL FACE TSYGURA IN SEMIS), said "I thought I returned pretty well, put a lot of returns in the court. And on clay that's pretty important, make sure you get the point started every time and make the other guy work for every point."

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