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Mississippi State's Madison Harrison Wins Second ITA Summer Circuit Singles Title in Tuscaloosa

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The transfer from Kansas has wasted no time making an impression since coming to Starkville.

Madison Harrison, left, snagged her second championship of the summer on Monday.
Madison Harrison, left, snagged her second championship of the summer on Monday.
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For the second time this summer, Mississippi State's Madison Harrison found her self the last person standing after a tournament as the transfer from Kansas snagged the Tuscaloosa Open singles title Monday.

Harrison entered the event as the No. 5 seed, and she wasted no time backing up that seeding in her first three matches of the tournament.  After a first-round bye, Harrison knocked off Concordia's Johanna Keeline 6-0, 6-2.  In the next round, Harrison moved past Georgetown's Liselot Koenen 6-1, 6-1.

Harrison continued the sharp play continued in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Grace Summers of Eastern Illinois.

The victory set up a semifinal clash against the tournament's No. 1 seed, Maya Jansen of Alabama.  Harrison again won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to move on to the final to face No. 2 seed Caroline Brinson from Georgia.  Harrison lost her only set of the tournament in the championship in that final, but she rebounded to take the supertiebreak at the end of the match to win 7-6(4), 4-6, 1-0(3).

Earlier this summer, Harrison won the ITA stop in Tallahassee.

In doubles play, Harrison and her partner Christiana Brigante reached the final of that event.  The duo dropped an 8-3 decision to Megen Cochran and Erin Mills.