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NCAA Doubles Final Recap – UNC’s Makenna Jones & Elizabeth Scotty Win Women’s Title; Tennessee’s Aussie Duo of Adam Walton and Pat Harper Win Men’s Title

Both of Friday’s NCAA Doubles Finals needed extra time to crown a champion and it was just a few points here and there that decided each match. Makenna Jones and Elizabeth Scotty became North Carolina’s second NCAA Women’s Doubles Champion after defeating Texas’s Lulu Sun and Kylie Collins 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-8. The UNC duo rallied from a 3-0 first-set deficit to take the opening set in a tiebreak. After Sun and Collins won the final three games of the second set to take it 6-4, the match would be decided in a 10-point supertiebreak. The tiebreak teetered back and forth with Sun and Collins just two points away from a win at 8-7* however...

NCAA Singles Final Recap – Sam Riffice Completes the Team/Individual Double; Emma Navarro Overpowers Estela Perez-Somarriba

Florida junior Sam Riffice captured the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship on Friday afternoon with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over South Carolina’s Daniel Rodrigues. Riffice got off to a slow start and fell behind 5-0 in the first set but then he won three in a row to pull within 5-3. Rodrigues was able to serve out the first set but Riffice’s comeback was just getting started. Riffice dominated the second set winning the first three games then after a Rodrigues hold he won the next three to force a third set. Riffice jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the final set and then got a crucial hold on the deciding point to make it 4-2. Rodrigues fought back to...

NCAA Doubles Semifinal Recap; Sun/Collins Take Down Another ACC Foe & Will Meet UNC’s Jones/Scotty in Final; Walton/Harper Advance Past Baylor & Will Meet Auburn’s Murgett/Maclean

When Friday’s NCAA Women’s Doubles Final gets underway Texas’s Lulu Sun and Kylie Collins will be facing an ACC opponent for the fifth match in a row after the duo came back from a set down and 6-2 down in the third set supertiebreak to defeat Virginia’s Rosie Johanson and Emma Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 10-8. Sun and Collins will be attempting to win Texas’s first NCAA Women’s Doubles Championship. They are the fourth Texas women’s doubles team to play for a NCAA Women’s Doubles Championship with the most recent coming all the way back in 1996. In a five-year stretch from 1992 to 1996 Texas had doubles finalists in 1992,...

NCAA Singles Semifinals Recap: Perez-Somarriba Ends Tjen’s Terrific Run; Navarro Knocks Out Top Seed Daavettila; Riffice Upsets Draxl; Rodrigues Wears Down Boitan

It’ll be an All-ACC women’s final on Friday after defending NCAA Women’s Singles Champion Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (FL) defeated Oregon’s Janice Tjen in straight sets while Virginia freshman Emma Navarro took out the top seed UNC’s Sara Daavettila in 3 sets. Perez-Somarriba, who came back for a fifth-year of eligibility after COVID wiped out the end of her senior year, won a tough first set over Oregon freshman Janice Tjen then pulled away for a 7-6(4), 6-0 win. Perez-Somarriba will attempt to become the first back-to-back singles champion since Stanford’s Nicole Gibbs won the title in 2013 and 2012....

NCAA Doubles Quarterfinal Recap; ACC Has 3 of 4 Remaining in Women’s Draw; 2 from SEC on Men’s Side; Navarro Still Alive in Both Doubles/Singles

The ACC heavy women’s double draw is guaranteed to have at least one finalist from the conference after 3 of the 4 winners on Wednesday were from ACC schools. The only remaining seeded team, UNC’s Makenna Jones and Elizabeth Scotty, advanced with a win over Virginia’s Sofia Munera and Natasha Subhash. The only women’s match that went to a third set supertiebreak was won by Texas’s Kylie Collins and Lulu Sun. The Horns had a chance to close it out in straight sets but FSU’s Andrea Garcia and Nandini Das fought off two match points to break and force a second set tiebreak. Virginia freshman Emma Navarro is the only player left...