ORLANDO, Fla. –Virginia women’s tennis sophomore Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) and freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) begin play at the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship on Sunday (May 23) at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Navarro, the No. 3 seed in the 64-player championship, will face Haley Giavara of Cal at 2:30 on Sunday in the opening round. Subhash, a 9-16 seed playing on the opposite side of the bracket, will take on Valeriya Zeleva of UCF at 10 a.m. on Sunday in the first match of the day. The winner of Subhash’s match will face either Akvilė Paražinskaitė of Kentucky or North Carolina’s Alexa Graham in the second round.
Navarro, Subhash, senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, Canada) and junior Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) open play at the 32-team 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Doubles Championship on Monday (May 24). Subhash and Munera will take on Tulsa’s Martina Okalova and Vera Ploner. Navarro and Johanson will face 5-8 seed Jaeda Daniel and Adriana Reami of NC State in the opening round. Navarro and Johanson did not face Daniel and Reami in the regular-season meeting between the Cavaliers and the Wolfpack.
Johanson previously earned invitations to both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in her sophomore season (2018). Munera earned a spot in the 2019 NCAA Doubles Championship as a freshman. This will be the first trip to the individual championships for Subhash as the tournaments were not held last season.
Virginia players have won two NCAA individual championships with Danielle Collins winning the singles title in 2014 as an unseeded player and again in 2016 as the No. 2 seed. The Cavaliers’ best finish in doubles has been four tandems that have advanced to the second round, the last being Collins and Meghan Kelley in 2016.
All matches will stream live on the free TennisOne app.