ORLANDO, Fla. – Virginia women’s tennis freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) has advanced to the third round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship with a victory on Monday (May 23) at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Navarro, the No. 3 seed in the 64-player championship, defeated Haley Giavara of Cal 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the opening round on Sunday. In the second round, she rebounded from a 6-1 loss in her first set against Ilze Hattingh of Arizona State to win the second two 7-5 and 6-0. She will take on Meg Kowalski of Georgia in Tuesday’s Round of 16. The match is scheduled for 12 p.m.
Sophomore Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.), a 9-16 seed in the singles championship, topped Valeriya Zeleva of UCF 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round. In Monday’s second round, Subhash won the first set in a tiebreaker 8-6 against North Carolina’s Alexa Graham but fell 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-1.
Both Navarro and Subhash earn ITA All-America honors in singles by virtue of their seeding in the tournament.
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.
All matches will stream live on the free TennisOne app.