CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three members of the Virginia women’s tennis team have earned invitations to compete in the NCAA Individuals Championships, being held May 22-27 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 18-20. This year’s event will be conducted jointly with the NCAA Divisions II and III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships and hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
Grad student Julia Adams earned at-large invitations to compete in both the singles and doubles championships, partnering with sophomore Mélodie Collard in the latter. Senior Natasha Subhash earned an at-large invitation to the singles championship.
Additionally, Subhash and Elaine Chervinsky are the first alternates for the doubles field and could earn a spot in the championship based on withdrawals.
The NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Subcommittee selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships.
This is Adams’s second straight year of playing in both the singles and doubles championships and her third overall appearance in doubles. This will be Subhash’s third time competing in the singles championship and Collard’s first invitation.
Match-ups and the complete singles and doubles brackets will be announced the day before the start of the tournament.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.
Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 started singles matches, with six matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60 eligible/entered doubles teams, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All doubles teams must have started a minimum of 10 doubles matches, with a minimum of four matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.