CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) and Virginia women’s tennis head coach Sara O’Leary took top honors in this year’s VaSID Awards with Subhash being named Player and Rookie of the Year, while O’Leary was named Coach of the Year it was announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) on Thursday (May 21).
Subhash posted a 26-6 record on the season with 15 wins over nationally-ranked opponents and claimed the ITA Atlantic Region championship in singles and was named the ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year. She finished the season with a top-10 national ranking and earned All-America honors.
O’Leary guided the Cavaliers to a top-10 ranking this season and a final ranking of No. 11 in the ITA women’s team rankings as the squad posted a 10-5 mark in the shortened season. The Cavaliers posted six wins over top-25 teams, including a victory at No. 3 NC State for the program’s first win over a top-five team since the 2016 season and fifth-ever in program history. Virginia also advanced to the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championships for the first time since the 2016 season.
In addition to sweeping the top honors, the Cavaliers had three players named first team selections in singles with Subhash, Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) earning the distinction. All three players ended the season nationally-ranked with Subhash leading the way at No. 10, Johanson ranked No. 47 and Munera ranked No. 86 in the ITA singles rankings.
Two doubles pairings also earned first-team honors with Johanson and Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) joining Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) as honorees. The Cavaliers also had a doubles pairing named to second-team honors with the duo of Munera and Subhash earning the distinction. All three doubles pairings were ranked during the season.
2020 VaSID WOMEN’S TENNIS AWARDS
Player of the Year: Natasha Subhash, Virginia
Rookie of the Year: Natasha Subhash, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Sara O’Leary, Virginia
First Team Singles
Paola Esposito Diaz-Delgado, VCU
Holly Hutchinson, Old Dominion
Rosie Johanson, Virginia
Sofia Munera, Virginia
Yulia Starodubtseva, Old Dominion
Natasha Subhash, Virginia
First Team Doubles
Yulia Starodubtseva and Alesya Yakubovich, Old Dominion
Vivan Glozman and Rosia Johanson, Virginia
Chloe Gullickson and Amber O’Dell, Virginia
Second Team Singles
Daria Afanasyeva, James Madison
Emily Dunbar, Richmond
Esther Lovato, Liberty
Mila Saric, William & Mary
Kalani Soli, Liberty
Daniela Voloh, James Madison
Second Team Doubles
Mila Saric and Vitoria Okuyama, William & Mary
Natalia Nikolopoulou and Daniela Voloh, James Madison
Sofia Munera and Natasha Subhash, Virginia