CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Virginia women’s tennis team will open play at the NCAA Women’s Singles and Doubles Championships on Monday (May 20). Senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) will compete in the singles competition beginning on Monday morning and pair with freshman Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) in the doubles competition which begins on Tuesday.
Kelley, an All-ACC first team selection who is making her first NCAA Women’s Singles Championship appearance after earning an at-large selection, will begin play at 10 a.m. ET against Ashley Lahey of Pepperdine. The time for the Tuesday doubles match is not yet set, but will be determined as singles matches progress.
Kelley holds a record of 24-12 this season and went 14-7 in the dual season. She is ranked No. 23 in the ITA singles rankings, while Lahey is ranked No. 37 in the rankings. Lahey is a two-time All-American in singles and was the runner-up at the 2018 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship. She holds a 19-8 record on the year and went 13-4 in the dual portion of the season.
The winner of the match will advance to face either seventh-seeded Alexa Graham of North Carolina or Ellie Douglas of TCU in second-round action on Tuesday.
In doubles action, Kelley and Munera will open play against Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor of Michigan. The Virginia duo is ranked No. 17 in the ITA doubles rankings, while the Michigan pairing is ranked No. 37. It is Kelley’s third time appearing in the NCAA Doubles Championships after earning berths as a freshman (2016) and as a junior (2018). As a freshman, she advanced to the Round of 16 with doubles partner Danielle Collins.
Kelley and Munera claimed the ITA Atlantic Regional championship in the fall and won the consolation bracket at the ITA National Fall Championship. They have a record 13-3 as a tandem this season. The Michigan duo of Fahey and Minor posted a 20-3 record this season, including a 14-1 mark in the dual season and earned the automatic bid from the Big 10.
BROADCAST/LIVE STAT INFORMATION
Matches will be available through a live stream on all courts during the Monday morning session. Beginning at 4 p.m. ET, matches on courts one through six will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel and live streaming will be discontinued on those courts while the Tennis Channel provides random coverage of the top six courts. Live streaming will be continued on courts 7-12 during the Tennis Channel broadcast window.
Live stats will also be provided by the USTA and are linked at VirginiaSports.com along with the live streaming links.