TULSA, Okla. – Virginia women’s tennis freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) rallied to advance in the main draw at the 2019 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championship, taking a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over No. 56 Martina Zerulo of Arkansas on Wednesday (Oct. 9).
With the win in the first-round match, Subhash now advances to the round of 32 where she will face 16th-ranked Elysia Bolton of UCLA. That match, which will be played on Thursday (Oct. 11), has not had a time set. Bolton defeated Rebeka Mertena of Tennessee in her first-round match by a score of 6-0, 7-6 (2).
The second round of action on the women’s side of the ITA All-American will be played at the Case Tennis Center at Lafortune Park. Once quarterfinal action begins, matches will move to the Michael D. Case Center on campus at Tulsa.
ITA ALL-AMERICAN SINGLES RESULTS
QR1: Subhash def. No. 96 Victoria Smirnova (Rice) – 7-6 (4), 6-3
QR2: Subhash def. No. 109 Ana Neffa (Southern Cal) – 6-3, 6-1
MD – R1: Subhash def. No. 56 Martina Zerulo (Arkansas) – 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
*Qualifying Round results in italics