The past two U.S. Amateur Champions went head-to-head early Thursday morning.
The match opened in the 9-Ball set with Jones jumping out to an early 2-0. Aft took the final game of 9-Ball as the match transitioned to 8-Ball. In the 8-Ball set, it was all Jones all the time, as she took the next 3 games and the match 3-1.
Aft will have to make her way through the one-loss side if she’s to successfully defend her title. Jones moves on to face Asia Cycak in a showdown of lone unbeaten, a rematch of the 2012 finals.