Miami junior and No. 1 seed Estela Perez-Somarriba became the second Hurricane women (Audra Cohen 2007) to win the NCAA Women's Singles Championship after a three-set win over No. 2 seed Georgia sophomore Katarina Jokic.
The opening set was filled with breaks of serve with the first hold not coming until the seventh game when Jokic held for 4-3. Jokic broke for 5-3 but Perez-Somarriba broke back and held for 5-5. After a rare exchange of holds, Jokic would roll through the tiebreak taking it 7-1.
Perez-Somarriba took control early in the second set with a break for 2-0 and would go on to take the set 6-2.
Perez-Somarriba came out quick in the final set against a tired Jokic and led 5-1 but Jokic would fight off six match points to pull within 5-3. Perez-Somarriba managed to finally close it out on match point No. 7 after holding from 40/30 to get the win 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-3.
The clincher to bring the trophy to Coral Gables! ?? pic.twitter.com/nxciqKwEgq— Canes Women's Tennis (@CanesWTennis) May 26, 2019
"It's amazing. Dreams come true," Perez-Somarriba said. "I am just really happy that I got to be here and that I was able to experience all of this. I am just really grateful to the University of Miami; the coaches, teammates and the staff, for making this possible and for helping me every single day."
"Katarina is unbelievable . . . We made changes and then she made changes. We made different changes, she stepped up and made another change. That was going on the entire match," Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. "I didn't think Estela played a great first set, I think her serve let her down. I told her that she needed to get her serving going because when she is not serving well she doesn't feel confident and you are not going to beat [Jokic] if you don't feel confident. So the first thing that we needed to do was just tweak the serve a little bit. She was able to do it immediately."
"We made it," Perez-Somarriba said of her thought when the match ended. "Honestly, I have dreamt about this many, many times and I really couldn't believe that I actually did it. I am really happy that I got to experience this next to my coaches; they are the best."
"I don't think I have ever seen a better college tennis match in a bigger moment in my career," Yaroshuk-Tews said. "It was just incredible."
"It's really unbelievable. You hear it all the time in sports that athletes deserve it and it doesn't really even do this justice," Yaroshuk-Tews said. "You have no idea the days that we have had post-NCAA tournament freshman year, post NCAA tournament sophomore year. We made some adjustments to her training, we made it tougher on her all year. There were moments that she didn't like us, there were moments she didn't understand us and she just got tougher, more resilient and able to deal with adversity and trusted us every step of the way. She trusted herself and her preparation every step of the way. This girl wakes up every single day and lives life the right way. She is walking away with a national title and I mean, words cannot even describe how happy I am for her."
UCLA became the first school since 1988 to sweep the NCAA Men's and Women's Doubles Championships.
Senior Maxime Cressy and sophomore Keegan Smith became the 14th UCLA men's doubles team, third in the last four years, to win the title after a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alabama's Patrick Kaukovalta and Mazen Osama. Neither Cressy or Smith were broken in the match while the Bruins duo broke Alabama's serve twice - first break put them up 2-1 in the first and the second break made it 5-4 in the second. Cressy and Smith finished the year with a perfect 21-0 record.
Gabby Andrews and Ayan Broomfield became the 7th UCLA women's doubles team, first since 2008, to win the title after a wild 5-7, 7-6(6), 11-9 win over Michigan's Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor. Andrews and Broomfield led the opening set 5-1 but Fahey and Minor reeled off six straight games to take the set 7-5.
The second set started off with four consecutive holds and then was followed by eight consecutive breaks which put the set into a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Fahey and Minor came back from 3-5 down to take a 6-5 lead but they'd be unable to convert championship point as Andrews and Broomfield would take it and the next two points to send it to a third set supertiebreak.
Fahey and Minor led for most of the tiebreak but Andrews and Broomfield would surge ahead at 9-8. Fahey and Minor fought off match point but Andrews and Broomfield would take the next two to close it out 5-7, 7-6(6), 11-9.
 Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami FL Jr/ESP) def.  Katarina Jokic (UGA Soph/SRB) 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-3
 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) def. Kate Fahey/Brienne Minor (Michigan) 5-7, 7-6(6), 11-9
**Quotes are from the school's recaps or the USTA National Campus's daily recap.