CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After hosting a home tournament to kick off the fall portion of the season last week, members of the Virginia women’s tennis team will be on the road this week playing in three separate tournaments, including two in the state of North Carolina.
Sophomore Emma Navarro got an early start to the week, beginning play at the ITF World Tennis Tour 25K in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday. Navarro opened the tournament with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Haruka Kaji of Japan.
Junior Natasha Subhash, sophomore Hibah Shiakh and freshen Melodie Collard and Elaine Chervinsky will be competing at the Woflpack Invitational Ranked Spotlight tournament at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C. The tournament includes two ranked players plus two additional from each team. Singles will be two compass draws of 32 players, and there will be back draws. Doubles will be a field of up to 32 teams, and we’ll divide them into pods and play round-robin within those pods for three total matches. Host NC State, UCF, Tennessee, Ohio State, South Carolina, Miami, Michigan, USC, Duke, Oklahoma, UNC, and Princeton will all have players competing. Live scoring will not be available for the matches, but limited streaming will be available. Follow the link above to the tournament website for more details.
- Thursday (match times 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM): 2 doubles
- Friday (match times at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM): 2 singles (best of 3 sets)
- Saturday (match times at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM): 2 singles (main draw and consolation will be best of 3 sets, other matches 2 sets with 10 point breaker)
- Sunday (match times at 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM): 1 doubles, 1 singles (championship and consolation finals best of 3 sets, other matches 2 sets with 10 point breaker)
Seniors Sofia Munera and Amber O’Dell and UVA newcomers Sara Ziodato and Nicole Kiefer will be competing at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina, Iowa State, William & Mary, Auburn, Duke, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Wake Forest, Kansas, Princeton, LSU, Charlotte and Florida will all be competing. Singles will be four compass draws of 16 players and doubles will be two compass draws of 16 teams. Doubles begins Friday at 8 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., with singles to follow each day. Two rounds of singles on Friday and one round each on Saturday and Sunday. Doubles will follow a format of one round on Friday, two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday. Neither live scoring nor live video streams will be available for the tournament. Draws are posted on the event homepage.