UVA freshman Emma Navarro wins NCAA Tennis Singles National Championship

UVA freshman Emma Navarro wins NCAA Tennis Singles National Championship
Emma Navarro celebrates her victory in the 2021 NCAA D1 Tennis Championships on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. (Manuela Davies/USTA) (Source: Manuela Davies)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - UVA women’s tennis freshman Emma Navarro became the second player in program history to win a national championship, as Navarro defeated Estrela Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-1 in NCAA Tournament Singles Finals on Friday in Orlando.

Navarro joins two-time winner Danielle Collins as the only players to win a national championship for the UVA women’s tennis program.

The freshman needed just 75-minutes to defeat the defending national champ Perez-Somarriba.

The senior from Miami was the only player to defeat Navarro all season, as Perez-Somarriba earned a three-set victory in Coral Gables on April 4th.

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