UTR ITA Division I Women’s Player of the Week: Natasha Subhash

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Natasha Subhash of the University of Virginia won the first UTR ITA Division I Women's Player of the Week. (Photo by: Jacob Dye)

TEMPE, Ariz. (January 28) – The first UTR ITA Division I Women’s Player of the Week was awarded to the University of Virginia freshman Natasha Subhash. The standout was undefeated during the 12th annual ITA Kickoff Weekend and helped the Cavaliers punch their ticket to the 2020 Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship presented by Oracle in Chicago next week.

Subhash spurred the comeback win over the Tennessee Vols on Saturday. After the Vols went up 2-0, Subhash defeated #72 Kaitlin Staines (UTR 10.55) in straight sets (6-2 6-3). Virginia went on to win the championship match at the Kansas Regional 4-3.

In the opening match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, Subhash and partner Sofia Munera helped the Cavaliers win the doubles point against #16 California. She battled through three sets with #45 Julia Rosenqvist (UTR 11.13) – ultimately winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The UTR/ITA National Player of the Month/Week awards program honor male and female individuals from all five divisions (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and Junior College) beginning with monthly awards in the fall (September, October, November) and moving to a weekly award during the spring dual-match season.

A player’s current Universal Tennis Rating Powered by Oracle and ITA ranking and that of his or her opponents will be part of the criteria used in the selection of the winners. Institution athletics communications directors will submit nominations to the ITA for selection.

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