TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s tennis team (12-3, 8-2 ACC) had its eight-match win streak snapped when it suffered a 4-3 loss at No. 6 Florida State (14-3, 9-2 ACC) on Friday (Apr. 2) in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State led the match 3-0, but the Cavaliers rattled off three wins on the top three singles courts to tie the match. The Seminoles picked up a win on court four to secure the victory.
The match began with a very close doubles competition. Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) and junior Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia), playing on the No. 1 court for the first time this season, began the match with a 6-0 victory. FSU countered with a 6-2 win on court three. The middle court was decided in a tiebreaker which the Seminoles won 7-3 to clinch the point.
Florida State built up a 3-0 lead with wins on singles courts five and six. Subhash got the Cavaliers on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 win against No. #31 Emmanuelle Salas on court two. Senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, Canada) followed moments later with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court three. Freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) finished off a 6-4, 6-2 win against No. 8 Giulia Pairone to tie the match at three, leaving court four to be the decider.
Freshman Hibah Shaikh (Teaneck, N.J.) and Victoria Allen’s first set went to a tiebreaker, with Allen winning it 7-3. Allen took the second set 6-3 to clinch the victory for the Seminoles.
- Emma Navarro improved to 14-0 at No. 1 singles to begin her collegiate career
- This was the second time this season Navarro picked up a win over a top-10-ranked opponent and her third-straight match taking on a top-20 player
- Rosie Johanson extended her singles win streak to nine matches
- Sofia Munera and Natasha Subhash are 6-0 with one abandonment in their last seven doubles matches
- This was the first loss for the Cavaliers since Feb. 21 when they fell 5-2 to No. 1 North Carolina
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia closes out the weekend by playing at Miami on Sunday, April 4 at 11 a.m.
#6 Florida State University 4, #8 Virginia 3
- #6 Emma Navarro (VA) def. #8 Giulia Pairone (FS) 6-4, 6-2
- #35 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. #31 Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-4, 6-3
- #101 Rosie Johanson (VA) def. Nandini Das (FS) 6-3, 6-3
- Victoria Allen (FS) def. Hibah Shaikh (VA) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
- Petra Hule (FS) def. Sofia Munera (VA) 7-5, 6-3
- Andrea Garcia (FS) def. Amber O’Dell (VA) 6-2, 6-1
- #29 Natasha Subhash/Sofia Munera (VA) def. #42 Victoria Allen/Emmanuelle Salas (FS) 6-0
- #12 Nandini Das/Andrea Garcia (FS) def. #41 Rosie Johanson/Emma Navarro (VA) 7-6 (7-3)
- Petra Hule/Giulia Pairone (FS) def. #52 Amber O’Dell/Vivian Glozman (VA) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,5,2,3,1,4)