CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s tennis sophomore Emma Navarro and head coach Sara O’Leary earned the State Player and Coach of the Year awards as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Tuesday (July 5). The organization also announced its VaSID All-State team with four Cavaliers earning those honors.

ITA Singles and Doubles All-American Navarro was named the 2022 VaSID All-State Player of the Year for the second year in a row. The ACC Player of the Year finished the year with a 26-2 record in her second year of collegiate competition while holding the No. 1 Singles ranking for four weeks and finished the season ranked No. 2. Navarro was also named a Honda Award finalist.

O’Leary, the ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, was named the VaSID All-State Coach of the Year for the third year in a row after coaching Virginia to a 23-6 record and quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament. O’Leary’s Cavaliers were ranked as high as No. 4 during the season and earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

In addition to the major awards, Virginia named four student-athletes to the VaSID All-State First Team for singles and doubles. Navarro and junior Natasha Subhash were named to the singles team. Navarro and sophomore Hibah Shaikh along with Subhash and freshman Elaine Chervinsky earned doubles recognitions.

VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.

VaSID State Coach of the Year: Sara O’Leary, Virginia
VaSID State Player of the Year: Emma Navarro, Virginia
VaSID State Rookie of the Year: Maria Juliana Parra Romero, Liberty

First Team Singles
Emma Navarro, Virginia
Natasha Subhash, Virginia
Mila Saric,  William & Mary
Paola Exposito Diaz-Delgado, VCU
Yuliia Starodubtseva, Old Dominion
Maria Juliana Parra Romero, Liberty

First Team Doubles
Yuliia Starodubtseva, Tatsiana Sasnouskaya, Old Dominion
Hibah Shaikh, Emma Navarro, Virginia
Natasha Subhash, Elaine Chervinsky, Virginia

Singles Second Team
Kylie Moulin, James Madison
Tatsiana Sasnouskaya, Old Dominion
Hedda Gurholt, William & Mary
Esther Lovato, Liberty
Tiffany Nguyen, Liberty
Paige La, George Mason

Doubles Second Team
Hedda Gurholt , Mila Saric, William & Mary
Hannah Yang, Paige La, George Mason
Elisa Van Meeteren , Raffaela Alhach, William & Mary