Women’s Tennis: No. 14 Virginia falls 5-2 to No. 1 North Carolina

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Virginia women’s tennis team (4-2, 0-1 ACC) suffered a 5-2 loss against No. 1 North Carolina (10-0, 1-0 ACC) on Sunday at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville.

Freshman Emma Navarro (Charleston, S.C.) and sophomore Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) earned the points for the Cavaliers with both toppling top-10-ranked opponents in singles.

North Carolina won the doubles point and took the first three singles matches in straight sets to build up a 4-0 lead. The two teams played super tiebreakers on the final three courts with UNC taking court five and Virginia winning courts one and two to make the final score 5-2.

Navarro faced No. 3 Alexa Graham on the top court. After being edged 7-5 in the first set, Navarro took the second set 6-3 to force a super tiebreaker to decide the match. Graham staved off four match points in the tiebreaker, but Navarro closed it out to win 10-7.

Subhash faced No. 6 Cameron Morra on court two. She won her first set 6-3 but Morra countered with a 6-2 win in the second to force the super tiebreaker, which Subhash won 10-6.

In doubles, North Carolina won 6-2 on court two. Senior Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) and junior Amber O’Dell (New Milford, N.J.) evened things up with a 6-4 win on court three. Navarro and senior Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, Canada) were edged 6-4 on the top court as UNC captured the point.

#1 North Carolina 5, #14 Virginia 2

Singles competition

  1. #80 Emma Navarro (VA) def. #3 Alexa Graham (NC) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
  2. #11 Natasha Subhash (VA) def. #6 Cameron Morra (NC) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
  3. #79 Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. #47 Rosie Johanson (VA) 6-1, 6-4
  4. #120 Fiona Crawley (NC) def. Hibah Shaikh (VA) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Anika Yarlagadda (NC) def. #91 Sofia Munera (VA) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
  6. Reilly Tran (NC) def. Vivian Glozman (VA) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. Sara Daavettila/Cameron Morra (NC) def. Emma Navarro/Rosie Johanson (VA) 6-4
  2. Makenna Jones/Elizabeth Scotty (NC) def. Natasha Subhash/Sofia Munera (VA) 6-2
  3. Vivian Glozman/Amber O’Dell (VA) def. Alle Sanford/Reilly Tran (NC) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,3,6,5,2,1)
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