ORLANDO, Fla. – Virginia women’s tennis freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) will play in the semifinals on Friday (Dec. 20) at the Winter Wild Card Playoff after advancing out of round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-1 record. The event is being played at the USTA National Campus.
Subhash fell in her final match of round-robin play on Thursday. Fourth-ranked Sara Daavettila of North Carolina won the matchup with the No. 30 Subhash by a score of 6-3, 6-3. She will now face sixth-ranked Abbey Forbes of UCLA.
The Virginia freshmen picked up straight-set victories over No. 25 Chloe Beck of Duke and No. 23 Adriana Reami of NC State in her first two matches of the week.
The competition runs through Dec. 21 with a total of nine wild cards into 2020 USTA Pro Circuit tournaments on the line. The 16 players selected for the competition include eight men’s players and eight women’s players. On the women’s side, the wild cards must be used prior to the US Open. The winner receives two main draw wild cards into W25 events. The runner-up receives a main draw wild card into a W25 event, while the third-place finisher receives a main draw wild card to a W15 event.
SUBHASH AT WINTER WILD CARD PLAYOFF
TUESDAY: No. 30 Subhash def. No. 25 Chloe Beck (Duke) – 6-0, 7-6
WEDNESDAY: No. 30 Subhash def. No. 23 Adriana Reami (NC State) – 6-2, 6-2
THURSDAY: No. 4 Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. No. 30 Subhash – 6-3, 6-3