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NCAA Tennis Singles, Doubles Draws Announced

May 22, 2021
(Photo: Joe Murphy/USTA)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships singles and doubles draws were announced Saturday, providing opponents for Elysia Bolton, Abbey Forbes and Jada Hart of UCLA.

The 64-player singles tournament begins Sunday at the USTA National Campus. Hart and Forbes will each meet a counterpart from fellow NCAA team quarterfinalist Duke. Hart is set to face off with Kelly Chen at 9:30 a.m., PT. The seventh-seeded Forbes takes on Chloe Beck at 1 p.m.

The 32-pair doubles field features the combination of Bolton and Hart, which plays opposite Estela Perez-Somarriba and Isabella Pfennig of Miami Monday. A start time for that match has yet to be determined.

Live video will be available throughout individual play on the TennisONE app. Live stats will be accessible through Tennis-Ticker.

Forbes carries a 21-2 singles record into her NCAA Individuals debut. She is 16-2 versus players in the field. Forbes is also 15-2 against Oracle ITA nationally-ranked singles opponents this season and is unbeaten in five matches with top-20 foes. She knocked off No. 5 Kenya Jones of Georgia Tech and No. 77 Ashley Lahey of Pepperdine during the team tournament. Forbes earned a spot in the singles bracket as one of 13 automatic qualifiers. The NCAA selection criteria was applied to Pac-12 players slotted in the top 125 of the ITA singles rankings and the sophomore was named the conference's representative.

The 11-3 Hart makes her third-career appearance in the singles tournament. She reached the quarterfinal round of the 2019 installment before bowing out to eventual runner-up Katarina Jokic of Georgia in three sets. Hart's 94-40 singles record over five seasons places her in 11th place on UCLA's all-time wins list (since 1991). She is 4-2 versus nationally-ranked singles opponents in 2021.

Winners of the 2019 Oracle/ITA National Fall Championships doubles title, Bolton and Hart make their second appearance in the NCAA field. They advanced to the second round in 2019. Bolton and Hart started 2021 as the nation's top-ranked tandem according to ITA and currently sits at No. 59. No Pac-12 duo ranks higher. They are 4-2 this season and 52-14 since joining forces for the first time in 2018.