CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 15 Virginia women’s tennis team (10-2, 6-1 ACC) picked up a 6-1 victory against Clemson (6-12, 0-8 ACC) on Saturday (March 20) at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.
The Cavaliers took the doubles point and won five singles matches in straight sets.
In doubles, freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) and senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, Canada) opened the match with a 6-2 win on the top court while sophomore Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) and junior Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) clinched the point with a 6-3 win on court two.
In singles, Navarro, Subhash and Johanson all closed out victories on the top-two courts within two minutes of one another to put a quick three points on the board and secure the victory for the Cavaliers. Subhash finished her match on two first, a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cristina Mayorova. Navarro followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Eleni Louka. Johanson had the clinching win with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Jenna Thompson on court three.
Freshman Hibah Shaikh (Teaneck, N.J.) and junior Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) gave UVA a 6-0 advantage with straight-set wins on courts four and six.
Munera and Ali DeSpain had the tightest match of the day. Munera won the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-3. DeSpain broke Munera on a deuce point to take the second set 6-4, forcing a third-set super tiebreaker. The two battled back and forth to a 12-12 tie when DeSpain won two straight points to take the decider and give Clemson its point.
- The Cavaliers have won six straight matches, all against conference opponents
- Emma Navarro improved to 11-0 at No. 1 singles to begin her collegiate career
- Rosie Johanson extended her singles win streak to six matches
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia hosts No. 8 Georgia Tech (12-7, 5-3 ACC) on Sunday, March 21 at 12 p.m. at the outdoor courts of the Virginia Tennis Center at the Boar’s Head Resort
- Live scoring and video will be available through links on VirginiaSports.com
#15 Virginia 6, Clemson Women’s Tennis 1
- #80 Emma Navarro (VA) def. Eleni Louka (CU21) 6-2, 6-1
- #11 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Cristina Mayorova (CU21) 6-1, 6-1
- #47 Rosie Johanson (VA) def. Jenna Thompson (CU21) 6-1, 6-3
- Hibah Shaikh (VA) def. M. Middlebrooks (CU21) 6-1, 6-2
- Ali DeSpain (CU21) def. #91 Sofia Munera (VA) 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-0 (12)
- #104 Amber O’Dell (VA) def. Lana Sipek (CU21) 7-5, 6-4
- Emma Navarro/Rosie Johanson (VA) def. Jenna Thompson/Eleni Louka (CU21) 6-2
- Natasha Subhash/Sofia Munera (VA) def. Cristina Mayorova/Sophia Hatton (CU21) 6-3
- Vivian Glozman/Amber O’Dell (VA) vs. Ali DeSpain/Laura Marti (CU21) 5-4, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)