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Natasha Subhash

5'7''
Height
Graduate Student
Class
Fairfax, VA
Hometown
Pass Academy
High School
Natasha Subhash - Women's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers
  • 2023 ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership Award
  • Three-Time ITA Singles All-American
  • 2021 ITA Doubles All-American
  • 2020 ITA National Rookie of the Year
  • 2023 ITA Atlantic Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award Winner
  • Two-Time Academic All-American
  • Three-Time UVA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2023-24 (Grad Student)
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  • Voted UVA’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (an honor named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year) for the third time. The award recognizes the department’s outstanding female student-athlete based on academic excellence and performance with distinction as a member of a varsity team. She is the only female to ever win the award three times and is just the second Cavalier to win it three times, joining men’s tennis’s Carl Söderlund
  • ITA Atlantic Regional Doubles Champion with Hibah Shaikh
  • Became the eighth player in program history to reach 100 career singles wins (10/28)
  • Became the seventh player in program history to reach 100 career doubles wins (2/11)
  • Went 3-0 in singles at No. 3 in the ACC tournament
  • Picked up a top 10 doubles win, taking down No. 7 Abbey Forbes and Reilly Tran of UNC with partner Hibah Shaikh (2/11)
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week with Hibah Shaikh after going 2-0 at ITA Indoors including the win over UNC (2/13)
  • Picked up a top 10 doubles win at the ITA Fall National Championships with partner Hibah Shaikh, topping No. 9 Katja Wiersholm and Jessica Alsola of Cal (11/1), advancing to the second round
  • Went 9-3 in singles and 10-3 in doubles in the fall
  • Ranked No. 43 in the ITA Preseason Singles Rankings
  • Ranked No. 16 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings (with Elaine Chervinsky)
  • CSC Academic All-Region

2022-23 (Senior Season)

  • 2023 ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. This prestigious award, which dates back to 1982, is presented to the men’s and women’s national student-athletes who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership, as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements in ways that embody the legacy of tennis icon and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr.
  • CSC Academic All-America Second Team, the second time being named and Academic All-American. She was the first player in program history be named an Academic All-American and is now the first to be a two-time honoree
  • Earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Singles Championship, her third-straight invitation
  • Named an alternate for the NCAA Doubles Championship, but declined the invitation due to the injury of her doubles partner
  • Finished the year with a 20-10 record in singles and 30-8 in doubles
  • Finished the fall with a 9-2 record in doubles, moving up to a No. 3 national ranking (partnering with Elaine Chervinsky)
  • Doubles semifinalist at the ITA All-American (10/9)
  • Doubles semifinalist at the ITA Fall National Championships (11/5)
  • Ranked No. 18 in the preseason singles rankings; finished the year ranked No. 56
  • Finished the year ranked No. 31 in doubles with Elaine Chervinsky
  • Picked up a top-15 victory with a straight-set win against UNC’s Elizabeth Scotty, who was ranked No. 12, at the ITA All-American (Oct. 1)
  • Downed No. 7 Carol Lee of Georgia Tech in straight sets, her highest-ranked victory of the season and the fourth time in her career she has downed an opponent ranked in the top 10 (3/31)
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week after winning the clinching points against No. 20 Georgia Tech and No. 30 Clemson (4/5)
  • CSC Academic All-District for tennis
  • VaSID First Team All-State in Singles and Second Team All-State in Doubles
  • 2023 ITA Atlantic Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award Winner
  • Coach’s Award of Excellence winner at the Hoos Choice Awards
  • All-ACC Academic Team, her third time earning the honor
  • ITA Scholar Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021-22 (Junior Season)

  • ITA Singles All-American, her third time earning the honor
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, the first player in program history to be named an Academic All-American
  • Named the recipient Ralph Sampson Scholarship Award at the Hoos Choice Awards, an honor given annually to the third-year student-athlete who best demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership and athletics
  • Voted UVA’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (an honor named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year) recognizing the department’s outstanding female student-athlete based on academic excellence and performance with distinction as a member of a varsity team, her second time earning the honor
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 3, her second time earning the honor. She is the only player in program history to earn the accolade
  • 29-12 in singles including a 9-3 ACC record; 25-11 in doubles including going 16-4 at No. 2
  • Earned her second-consecutive invitation to the NCAA Singles Championship, advancing to the Round of 16
  • Repeated as the ITA Atlantic Regional Singles Champion (10/25)
  • Played in the ITA All-American Championships and the ITA National Fall Championships
  • Picked up her third career victory against a top-10 opponent, downing No. 10 Mell Reasco of Georgia at ITA Indoors (2/13)
  • Won the clinching point in the Cavaliers’ upset victory against No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Championship, defeating No. 22 Elizabeth Scotty 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 (4/23)
  • Defeated No. 8 Carson Branstine of Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship, her fourth career top-10 victory (5/23)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the ITA Preseason Singles rankings and No. 4 in the ITA Preseason Doubles rankings (partnering with Sofia Munera)
  • Finished the year ranked No. 28 in singles and No. 46 in doubles with Munera and No. 56 with Elaine Chervinsky
  • VaSID All-State First Team in singles and doubles
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • ITA All-American in singles as a 9-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, her second-straight year earning All-America status
  • ITA All-American in doubles after advancing to the quarterfinals
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 3, the first player in program history to earn this accolade
  • All-ACC First Team
  • Voted UVA’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (an honor named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year) recognizing the department’s outstanding female student-athlete based on academic excellence and performance with distinction as a member of a varsity team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Ranked No. 11 in the preseason ITA Singles Rankings, moving up to a career-best No. 8 in the April 28 rankings. Finished the year ranked No. 15
  • Ranked as high as No. 17 in doubles with partner Sofia Munera, finishing the season ranked No. 21
  • Finished the year with a 17-7 record in singles (including an 11-2 ACC record) and 13-12 in singles (6-3 in the ACC)
  • Picked up the second top-10 win of her career, topping No. 6 Cameron Morra of UNC 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6) (2/21)
  • Fell in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship, falling in three sets to UNC’s Alexa Graham after defeating No. 22 Valeriya Zeleva of UCF in the first rouns (5/24)
  • Picked up two victories in the NCAA Doubles Championship, including a win over the No. 7 seed Marlee Zein/McCartney Kessler of Florida
  • Fell in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship, bowing to eventual champions Elizabeth Scotty and Makenna Jones of North Carolina (5/25)
  • Along with Munera and teammates Emma Navarro and Rosie Johanson, were the first players in program history to advance to the NCAA Doubles quarterfinals
  • VaSID All-State First Team in doubles and singles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Team

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • ITA National Rookie of the Year
  • ITA Singles All-American
  • ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year
  • Reached a season-high singles ranking of No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA Rankings
  • Posted an overall singles record of 26-6, including an 11-4 mark in dual action
  • Went 15-5 against nationally-ranked singles opponents
  • Win over No. 5 Alexa Graham at UNC being the highest-ranked player defeated in singles action in the dual at No. 1 North Carolina (2/28)
  • Posted a 16-5 doubles record, including a 12-4 mark when paired with Munera
  • Started the year with a season-high ranking of No. 36 in doubles with Munera
  • ITA Atlantic Region Singles Champion
  • Advanced to the semifinals at the ITA Atlantic Regional in doubles with Johanson
  • Advanced to the semifinals of the Oracle/ITA Masters
  • Advanced to the second round of the main draw at the ITA All-American
  • Finished third at the ITA Winter Wild Card Playoff
  • Named ITA UTR Division I National Player of the Week (1/28)
  • Four-time ACC Freshman of the Week selection ( 1/21, 1/28, 2/18, 3/3)
  • Named ACC Player of the Week (3/3) as she also picked up her fourth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITF/USTA $60k in Las Vegas
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIORS AND PRIOR TO UVA

  • Reached a career-high WTA Singles Ranking of No. 389 (8/5/19)
  • Won two ITF World Tennis Tour Pro $15K singles titles this year (2019), winning her first title in Williamsburg in May and following with another title in Orlando in June
  • Was the runner-up in singles at the Bethany Beach (Del.) and Evansville (Ill.) ITF World Tennis Tour Pro $15K tournaments
  • • 26-8 singles record in ITF World Tennis Tour matches in 2019
  • Also has two ITF World Tennis Tour doubles titles and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 566
  • Blue Chip recruit ranked No. 5 in the 2019 class by TennisRecruiting.net and was the top recruit in the state of Virginia
  • Competed in all four Junior Grand Slams, with her best finish being a run to semifinals in Girls Doubles at the 2017 Australian Open
  • Appeared in main draws of five Junior US Opens, playing in the Girl’s Singles Championships in 2015-19 and in the Girl’s Doubles Championships in 2015-16 and 2018
  • 2016 Doubles Champion at Abierto Juvenil Mexicano in Mexico City, advancing to the semifinals in 2017
  • 2015 Pan American Girls Tennis Championship doubles champion. Was the singles runner-up in 2017 and the doubles runner-up in 2016 at the same event
  • 2018 semifinalist in doubles at Roehampton, the warm-up event to Junior Wimbledon
  • Won the singles title at the 2017 Canadian U18 World Ranking junior
  • Advanced to the finals of 13 junior circuit events in doubles, winning seven titles

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Subhash Kongassery and Sulekha Subhash
  • Earned her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce in May 2023
  • Working on a Master’s degree in Accounting in the McIntire School of Commerce
  • 2023 Walter B. Doggett Accounting Award from the McIntire School of Commerce in recognition of distinguished academic achievement and outstanding scholarship in the discipline of accounting
  • 2022-23 Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis
SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2019-20 26-6 11-4 4-2 16-5 10-4 3-2
2020-21 17-7 16-5 11-2 13-12 9-9 6-3
2021-22 29-12 17-6 9-3 25-11 20-7 8-4
2022-23 20-10 12-8 8-4 30-8 20-6 9-4
Career 92-35 56-23 32-11 84-36 59-26 26-13