CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  Six members of the Virginia women’s tennis team will be competing in the ITA Atlantic Regional, being held Oct. 20-24 in Blacksburg, Va.

As four Cavaliers have advanced to the semifinals, the final two rounds of the tournament will now be played on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The semifinals will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the championship match.

Grad student Julia Adams, senior Natasha Subhash, junior Sara Ziodato, and sophomore Elaine Chervinsky will all be competing on Monday.

Virginia players have won the singles title four times, including twice by Subhash (2019 and 2021). Chervinsky was the runner-up in singles last year after falling to Subhash in the final. Subhash is the only Cavalier to twice earn the regional title.

UVA has twice won the doubles title, most recently in 2015. Collard and Hibah Shaikh were the runners-up in doubles last year.

The regional champions and finalists will earn invitations to compete at the 2022 ITA National Fall Championships, being held Nov. 2-6 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.

Melodie Collard and Meggie Navarro also played in the tournament.

Navarro won her opening match in the qualifying tournament, downing Riecke Gillar of Marshall 6-1, 7-5, but fell 6-2, 6-2 to Karly Friedland of Penn State in the qualifying final.


The Cavaliers went 3-0 in doubles to start the day with all of their tandems advancing to Saturday’s second-round matches. In singles, Subhash, Ziodato, Collard, Chervinsky and Adams all won two matches to give the Cavaliers five players in Saturday’s Round of 16. Both Collard and Chervinsky had dominant wins in the second round with Collard winning 6-0, 6-1 and Chervinsky love, love.


The Cavaliers advanced four players to the quarterfinals with Subhash and Adams both winning in straight sets and Chervinsky advancing via walkover. Sara Ziodato gave UVA half the quarterfinal bracket when she topped Selma Cadar 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. The doubles teams of Chervinsky and Subhash and Navarro and Ziodato both advanced to the Round of 16 before being eliminated.


The Cavaliers picked up four straight-set wins to take all four spots in the semifinals. Natasha Subhash topped Francesca Feodorov 7-6(2), 6-2 while Chervinsky won 6-0, 6-1 against Alesya Yakubovich. Subhash and Chervinsky will face one another in the first semifinal. Last year, the two played against one another in the championship match. On the other half of the bracket, Ziodato won 6-1, 6-1 against Minorka Miranda and Adams downed two-seed Tatsiana Sasnouskaya 6-4, 6-3 to set up a semifinal showdown.


Q Meggie Navarro (VA) def. Riecke Gillar (MARSH) 6-1, 7-5
QFi Karly Friedland (PSU) def. Meggia Navarro (VA) 6-2, 6-2

64 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Emma Vanderheyden (MARSH) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
64 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Olivia Dorner (PSU) 6-3, 7-5
64 Melodie Collard (VA) def. Sifa Butcher (HOW) 6-2, 4-6
64 Sara Ziodato (VA) def. Daniela Voloh (JMU) 7-6 (1), 6-1
64 Julia Adams (VA) def. Sahar Biran (ODU) 6-3, 6-0

32 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Carla Girbau (PSU) 7-5, 6-0
32 Sara Ziodato (Va) def. Eliza Askarova (DEL) 6-2, 6-3
32 Melodie Collard def. Marina Davtyan (LIB) 6-0, 6-1
32 Elaine Chervinsky def. Esther Lovato (LIB) 6-0, 6-0
32 Julia Adams (VA) vs Kallista Liu (MD) 6-2, 6-3

16 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Ines Oliviera (JMU) 7-5, 6-3
16 Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Victoria Smirnova (VCU) wo
16 Julia Adams (VA) def. Emma Valletta (VCU) 6-4, 6-2
16 Sara Ziodato (VA) def. Selma Cadar (MD) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
16 Minorka Miranda (MD) def. Melodie Collard (VA) 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3

QF Natasha Subhash (VA) def. Francesca Feodorov (MD) 7-6 (2), 6-2
QF Elaine Chervinsky (VA) def. Alesya Yakubovich (ODU) 6-0, 6-1
QF Sara Ziodato (VA) def. Minorka Miranda (MD) 6-1, 6-1
QF Julia Adams (VA) def. Tatsiana Sasnouskaya (ODU) 6-4, 6-3

SF Natasha Subhash (VA) vs Elaine Chervinsky (VA)
SF Sara Ziodato (VA) vs Julia Adams (VA)

64 Subhash/Chervinsky (VA) def. Wiesemann/Giraldo (DEL ST) 8-4
64 Navarro/Ziodato (VA) def. Kuzina/Fernald (WM) 8-4
64 Adams/Collard (VA) def. Utrilla/Novak (DUQ) 8-3
32 Nagato/Kucharova (WVU) def. Adams/Collard 8-7 (5)
32 Navarro/Ziodato (VA) def. Afanasyeva/Moulin (JMU) 8-4
32 Subhash/Chervinsky (VA) def. Stibbins/Butcher (HOW) 8-0
16 Matasova/Karlova (VCU) def. Subhash/Chervinsky 8-5
16 Brumfield/Cadar (MD) def. Navarro/Ziodato (VA) 8-7 (5)

Singles main draw matches will be three full sets. Doubles main draw matches will be 8-game pro sets until the semifinals. The semifinals and finals will be best of three sets with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a full third set. Qualifying singles matches will have a match tiebreak in lieu of a full third set.
Thursday, Oct. 20
Two rounds of qualifying – Singles
Friday, Oct. 21
R64 – Doubles
R64 and R32 – Singles 
Saturday, Oct. 22
R32 and R16 – Doubles
R16 – Singles
Sunday, Oct. 23
QF and SF – Doubles
QF – Singles
Monday, Oct. 24
Finals – Doubles
SF and Finals – Singles