Giavara, Ivanov Set For NCAA Individual Championships
ORLANDO, Fla. – California women's tennis sophomores Haley Giavara and Valentina Ivanov return to postseason action when Giavara opens the NCAA Singles Championship on Sunday and the duo starts the NCAA Doubles Championship on Monday.
The 31st-ranked Giavara (12-12 record) will face Virginia's third-seeded and third-ranked Emma Navarro (13-1) at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in the singles opening round of 64. The two will also meet in doubles, with the pair of Giavara and Ivanov (13-7) playing Virginia's 21st-ranked Navarro and Rosie Johanson (10-9) at a time TBA on Monday in the opening round of 32.
Fans can watch the live streams of all the individual tournament matches via the TennisOne app and can follow the live scores by clicking here.
Please visit the USTA's postseason website for more information.
Both Bears were key contributors to a Cal team that won the program's first Pac-12 tournament championship and reached the NCAA round of 16 in Orlando this year.
A singles All-American as a freshman in 2020, when she was also named the ITA Northwest Regional Rookie of the Year, Giavara earned All-Pac-12 first-team status for her play in the 2020-21 season. The San Diego native, who played court-one singles all season for the Bears, had a clutch victory in the Pac-12 championship match against top-seeded UCLA, beating eighth-ranked Abbey Forbes, 6-4, 6-2, to help the Golden Bears defeat the Bruins, 4-2.
In doubles, Giavara and Ivanov – who earned 2021 All-Pac-12 honorable mention – have notched some big victories this season, including wins over two doubles teams ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time. On Feb. 20 in Berkeley, Cal's court-one team beat UCLA's top-ranked Elysia Bolton and Jada Hart, 6-4, to clinch the doubles point in a 4-3 win over the Bruins in the regular season. The Bears also defeated Kentucky's top-ranked Akvile Parazinskaite and Fiona Arrese, 7-6(6), to clinch the doubles point in Cal's 4-2 win over the Wildcats in the NCAA second round on May 8 in Berkeley.
The NCAA individual tournaments will conclude with their respective finals on May 28.